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Gotcha Politics: A Cautionary Tale

By   /  June 30, 2014  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  24 Comments

THE DOORS TO THE LIFT closed behind the Special Commissioner for State Security with a barely audible sigh. Before him lay the spacious reception area of the Minister of the Interior. A young man, dressed in the muted grey uniform of the Senior Public Service, glanced up at him briefly and then returned his gaze […]

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Pasifika Immigration Plans for Labour- too little, too late – James Papali’i MANA Pasifika vice President

By   /  June 30, 2014  /  Mana Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

MIL OSI – Source: Mana Movement – Headline: Pasifika Immigration Plans for Labour- too little, too late – James Papali’i MANA Pasifika vice President Posted on June 30, 2014 by admin in James Papali’i’, Press ReleasesThe Labour Party has recently announced that it has plans to speed up family reunification for Pasifika people. “I have […]

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Green Party MP Holly Walker to step down from party list

By   /  June 30, 2014  /  Green Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Green Party MP Holly Walker to step down from party list

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Headline: Green Party MP Holly Walker to step down from party list Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | Press Release “Holly is an incredibly smart and capable young woman. I am sure that her decision to stand down from our list does not mean it is the last we […]

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National plays politics with regional transport

By   /  June 30, 2014  /  Green Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on National plays politics with regional transport

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Headline: National plays politics with regional transport Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | Press Release National have essentially sold our profit generating state owned assets to pay for regular upkeep of New Zealand roads. That is disastrous economics. National’s announcement that it intends to spend $212 million upgrading regional […]

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Iraq: Testimonies point to dozens of revenge killings of Sunni detainees

By   /  June 30, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Iraq: Testimonies point to dozens of revenge killings of Sunni detainees

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Headline: Iraq: Testimonies point to dozens of revenge killings of Sunni detainees Amnesty International has gathered evidence pointing to a pattern of extrajudicial executions of detainees by government forces and Shi’a militias in the Iraqi cities of Tal ‘Afar, Mosul and Ba’quba. Surviving detainees and relatives of […]

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Indonesia: Arbitrary closure of Ahmadiyya place of worship highlights religious repression

By   /  June 30, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Indonesia: Arbitrary closure of Ahmadiyya place of worship highlights religious repression

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Headline: Indonesia: Arbitrary closure of Ahmadiyya place of worship highlights religious repression The closure of an Ahmadiyya place of worship by local authorities in West Java is a disturbing and arbitrary move, and just the latest example of ongoing repression of religious minorities in Indonesia, Amnesty International […]

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Russia: Moscow court consolidates witch hunt of NGOs

By   /  June 30, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Russia: Moscow court consolidates witch hunt of NGOs

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Headline: Russia: Moscow court consolidates witch hunt of NGOs By upholding a draconian requirement for three more independent organizations to register as “foreign agents”, a Moscow court is rubber stamping the authorities’ witch hunt against peaceful human rights defenders, said Amnesty International. “The Russian authorities’ determination to […]

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Human rights lawyer latest victim of Egypt’s repressive protest law

By   /  June 30, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Headline: Human rights lawyer latest victim of Egypt’s repressive protest law The conviction of a human rights lawyer jailed for taking part in a peaceful protest must be overturned, said Amnesty International. Mahinour El-Masry, who is well known in Egypt for her political activism and human rights […]

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No winners in National’s housing crisis

By   /  June 30, 2014  /  Labour Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on No winners in National’s housing crisis

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Headline: No winners in National’s housing crisis There are no winners in news today that housing affordability has deteriorated again, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. Massey University’s Home Affordability Report shows a decline in affordability of 7.6 per cent over the past year due to rising house […]

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Canterbury health services to get boost

By   /  June 30, 2014  /  Labour Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Canterbury health services to get boost

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Headline: Canterbury health services to get boost Labour is to invest in Canterbury’s health system to help people dealing with the ongoing health impacts of the earthquakes and their aftermath. “Nearly four years on and people in Canterbury are still struggling with the after effects of the quakes,” […]

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Canterbury health services to get boost

By   /  June 30, 2014  /  Labour Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Canterbury health services to get boost

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Headline: Canterbury health services to get boost Labour is to invest in Canterbury’s health system to help people dealing with the ongoing health impacts of the earthquakes and their aftermath. “Nearly four years on and people in Canterbury are still struggling with the after effects of the quakes,” […]

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Do not gamble with state education, Mr Key

By   /  June 30, 2014  /  Labour Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Do not gamble with state education, Mr Key

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Headline: Do not gamble with state education, Mr Key National must rule out gambling with New Zealand’s State education system and categorically dismiss ACT’s dangerous charter schools plan, Labour Leader David Cunliffe said. “In media this morning John Key appeared to put a dollar each way on ACT’s […]

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Let’s see the numbers on road projects Gerry

By   /  June 30, 2014  /  Labour Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Let’s see the numbers on road projects Gerry

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Headline: Let’s see the numbers on road projects Gerry Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee must release the analysis which led the Government to hand-pick 14 regional roading projects over others the regions are desperately crying out for, Labour’s Transport spokesperson Phil Twyford says. “National has form when it comes […]

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Now is the time for a 21st Century Unionism with a worker levy and open union membership

By   /  June 30, 2014  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  19 Comments

I think every worker entering a new job should automatically be enrolled with the Union representing their sector. This open membership would cost a levy equivalent to two weeks union membership and workers could either chose to remain as members or if they don’t want to be a member for whatever reason, they can contact the Union and remove their membership.

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CTU tells Select Committee workplaces must be made safer

By   /  June 30, 2014  /  CTU, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on CTU tells Select Committee workplaces must be made safer

MIL OSI – Source: CTU – Headline: CTU tells Select Committee workplaces must be made safer The CTU has today made a strong oral submission to the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee on the Health and Safety Reform Bill. “It is possible to turn around the terrible record of health and safety in this […]

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Domestic violence report shows Government is on the wrong track

By   /  June 30, 2014  /  Green Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Domestic violence report shows Government is on the wrong track

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Headline: Domestic violence report shows Government is on the wrong track Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | Press Release “How many more women and children need to become victims before the Government realises that we need prevention and support at the top of the cliff, not just ambulances at […]

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