The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 10th November 2017

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  1. cleangreen says:

    Kelsey says Labour must not sign TPP11
    Jane Kelsey writes:

    Tomorrow and the day after, David Parker will sit down in Da Nang, Vietnam, with fellow trade ministers from the 11 countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and decide what to do with the deal, now the United States has withdrawn.

    The new minister knows that agreeing to proceed will contradict the position Labour took in Opposition. Its minority opinion in the select committee report said: “The TPPA will have ramifications for generations of New Zealanders.

    For their sake, we should not so lightly enter into an agreement which may exacerbate long-term challenges for our economy, workforce, and society.” …

    The new Government will suffer a serious blow to its integrity if it proceeds to endorse an agreement that its three parties have previously opposed.

  2. cleangreen says:

    Who’s going on honeymoon with the new Government
    9 Nov 17
    Credit: TVNZ

    More confident than not they’ll be better off under new government
    Nearly twice as many New Zealanders are feeling positive rather than negative about the effect the new Labour-led government will have on them personally.

    A Horizon Research survey of 1,068 adults nationwide between October 24 and November 1, 2017, finds overall that

    • 49% say the new government will positively affect them personally in the next three years
    • 24% say it will affect them negatively
    • 28% say the affect will be neither positive nor negative.
    The numbers do not vary by gender.

    However, increasing age drives changes in positive and negative feelings.

    65% of those aged 18-24 feel the new government will impact them positively, while among those aged 75 or older this falls to 43%.

    The group aged 65-74 years is the only one in which more feel negative than positive.

    Party vote impact:

    Which party people voted for in September is also strongly driving people’s outlooks.
    92% of Labour voters and 91% of Green voters are feeling confident the new government will be good for them personally.

    57% of New Zealand First voters feel positive, 20% negative, 24% neither positive nor negative, indicating the party’s voters are more satisfied than dissatisfied with the decision to form a coalition with Labour, supported by the Green party.

    64% of Maori Party voters are positive, 9% negative.

    However, only 13% of National and 24% of ACT voters are feeling positive. 54% of National voters are feeling negative, while a large 33% say neither positive nor negative.

    Feelings by occupation:

    Confidence the new government will affect them positively is as high as 77% among labourers, agricultural and domestic workers (12% negative), 76% among teachers, nurses, police and other trained services workers (15% negative); 60% among students (19% negative) and 46% among professionals and senior government officials (35% negative).

    Among business managers and executives 30% are positive, 57% negative. Business proprietors and self-employed have a different outlook: 44% positive, 26% negative.

    Household feelings:

    Expectations of a positive three years are highest among

    • extended family households (75% positive, 11% not), those
    • flatting and boarding (74% v 15%);
    • one parent families with one or two children at home (68% v 7%); and
    • two parent families with three or more children at home (62% v 27%).
    There are fewest positive feelings among

    • single person households ( 33% positive, 26% negative)
    • families with three or more children at home (30% v 2% – an indicative result as the number of respondents in this category is small)
    Personal incomes:

    Those on highest personal incomes are least positive.

    • 76% of those earning $200,000 a year or more feel the new government will have a negative effect on them (15% think it will be positive)
    • 68% of those earning between $100,001 and $150,000 are not positive, while 22% are.
    However, among all other income groups more are feeling that the effect will be positive rather than negative, with peaks of 55% among those earning between $50,001 and $70,000 a year (26% negative) and 53% among those earning less than $20,000 a year (18% negative).
    Full tables can be downloaded here.

    Results are from a nationwide omnibus of 1068 adults representing the New Zealand adult population at the last census. Weighted by age, gender, ethnicity, personal income, region and party voted for in 2017, at a 95% confidence level the maximum margin of error is +/- 3%.

  3. Kim dandy says:

    All in all looks positive! – but they MUST NOT sign the TTP agreement. – that is one BIG NEGATIVE!

  4. Kim dandy says:

    Found this little comment – which seems universal;

    Successive governments with parliamentary majorities can change laws back and forth as they wish in order to suit their funders, their backers and their clients.