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Bill English admits he lied about cost to stop increasing paid parental leave

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  26 Comments

Sue Moroney, the Labour Party MP who has tirelessly pushed for an increase to 26 weeks paid parental leave has a majority in Parliament to get the Bill passed, and yet the Government have managed to claim that because the law will cost too much, they can shut it down regardless of the Opposition managing to get a majority.

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Wow, it only took 2 years for Key to take NZ from 1 to 10 in the global social progress rankings

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

…if you voted National, this is on you now. This inequality and poverty is on you. This Government who don’t give a damn is on you. This Government who are more focused on smearing people actually working on the housing crisis than deal with the housing crisis is on you.

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Waatea 5th Estate – Shewan tax haven report

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Join Andrew Little, Winston Peters and James Shaw to discuss the tax haven report

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‘Out of touch’ Government blocks Easter trading petition in Parliament

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on ‘Out of touch’ Government blocks Easter trading petition in Parliament

    The union representing retail workers is warning that the Government is out of touch with working people after passing the second reading of the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill, a law handing local authorities the power to permit trading on Easter Sunday.   ‘New Zealanders are only guaranteed three and a half days […]

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The horror of inequality in an egalitarian nation

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  25 Comments

…the top 10% own half the wealth while the bottom 40% hold less than 3% of the wealth. How this horror story has been allowed to occur in a nation that once prided itself on its egalitarianism is the real issue here, this is the true legacy of 30 years of neoliberalism.

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A Socialist perspective on Brexit, the European Union and the Coup against Corbyn

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Joe Carolan, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  Comments Off on A Socialist perspective on Brexit, the European Union and the Coup against Corbyn

Socialist Aotearoa presents a public forum on the UK exit from the EU (Brexit), a Marxist critique of the European Union, and the very British coup against Jeremy Corbyn.

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GUEST BLOG: Carmel Sepuloni – Food insecurity in NZ on the rise

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Food insecurity, a housing crisis and a welfare system that now has so many gaps in it that it resembles more of a giant hula hoop than a safety net are three of the many gifts that eight years of a National Government have given us

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