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Domestic violence on the policy agenda

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  Labour Party, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Domestic violence on the policy agenda

Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Domestic violence on the policy agenda Sue Moroney  |  Wednesday, July 31, 2013 – 13:07 A Bill that makes domestic violence an aggravating factor at sentencing will help highlight the tragic impact offending has on victims and families, says Labour’s Women’s Affairs spokesperson Sue Moroney.   The Labour MP […]

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Water quality in agricultural areas continues to decline

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  Green Party, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Water quality in agricultural areas continues to decline

Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Water quality in agricultural areas continues to decline Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | Press Release The science is clear, agricultural intensification and putting more animals and more fertiliser on the land causes water pollution Attempts to shift the blame for river pollution from intensive agriculture to cities and […]

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TDBLive Wednesday @2pm: Parliament Question Time Commentary – With Martyn Bradbury & Julie Anne Genter

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  Julie Anne Genter, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

This Post Includes Today’s Parliament Questions: At 2pm today MP Julie Anne Genter joins Martyn Bradbury as guest commentator for TDBLive’s Wednesday Parliamentary Question Time session.

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Union concern at fishing crew exemptions

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  CTU, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Council of Trade Unions is critical of a proposal to exempt settlement quota from requirements of the Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill.

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Key’s NZ – where Andrea Vance & Jon Stephenson are the ‘enemy’

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

What confidence can we the people have when journalists like Stephenson and Vance are subject to the very type of mass surveillance we are all so concerned about?

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NZDF, Jon Stephenson and Freedom of the Press

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  John Minto, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Information is power and those who control the information we receive have great power – total power often – to shape public discussion of important issues. This is especially true of war zones overseas because the flow of accurate news is always very restricted in any case.

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TRAINSPOTTING: Transport and housing affordability (are inextricably linked!)

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  Julie Anne Genter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

I have to admit, there are some bad local government planning regulations, and they have a negative impact on our economy. But not the way pro-sprawl advocates and the Government insist.

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