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There is a lot of noise but little light being shown on the debate over a capital gains tax (CGT)

By   /  April 20, 2019  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

What the middle-class liberals who dominate the leadership in the Green and Labour Parties don’t have any recognition of is that working people in New Zealand are radically overtaxed and deeply resent that. This is especially true when considered in relation to the benefits we are able to access through the public health, education, housing systems.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  April 20, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

The new leader of the National Party is on the left.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Saturday 20th April 2019

By   /  April 20, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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Resist Zionism – defend international law

By   /  April 20, 2019  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

With US President Trump’s rejoicing, Israel has re-elected Netanyahu for a fifth term. An Israeli public relations firm took credit for placing hidden cameras at polling stations on election day, successfully reducing the voter turnout in non-Jewish communities. Netanyahu’s Likud Party admitted that it was behind the deployment of a reported 1,200 hidden cameras. In a previous election in 2015, the Israeli Prime Minister published a video, warning that ‘Arabs’ were “voting in droves” with the help of left-wing organisations.

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Plunket + Grant + Bradbury – Radio Rating Slayers

By   /  April 19, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Radio ratings are in and Magic Talk has become the 4th largest station.

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ANZASW statement on government response to Tax Working Group report

By   /  April 19, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) notes the release of the government’s response to the Tax Working Group (TWG) report this week. The Association appreciates the government’s willingness to explore the issue of fairer taxation as part of the review it commissioned. As we have stated before, we strongly believe that progressive […]

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Environment Report Confirms Regional Council Failure – Fish and Game New Zealand

By   /  April 19, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Fish and Game welcomed the report on New Zealand’s Environment today and believe it is a performance review on regional councils and how they have completely failed to protect the environment. “Regional Councils under the RMA have a legal obligation to protect the environment for future generations and this report shows they have failed to […]

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Action must follow damning environment report – Forest And Bird

By   /  April 19, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Forest & Bird says the country must take bold action to reverse an environmental crisis, following the release of the Environment Aotearoa 2019 report. “We have more than enough information about how bad things are,” says CEO Kevin Hague. “New Zealand is losing species and ecosystems faster than nearly any other country. Ninety percent of […]

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No CGT may offer opportunities to rethink policies to address inequality – Child Poverty Action Group

By   /  April 19, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Child Poverty Action Group cautiously welcomes the government’s response to the Tax Working Group’s (TWG) final report. The Prime Minister has taken Capital Gains Tax off her Government’s policy agenda. “This provides the opportunity to explore other policies that could better meet the express instructions from the Minister of Finance to the TWG to address […]

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GUEST BLOG: Dave Brownz – Capital gains are the opioids of dying capitalism

By   /  April 19, 2019  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

The debate about the CGT is in full flow but it’s mainly hot air that ignores where capital gains come from in the first place.

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Sean Plunket’s Working Group with Bomber Bradbury & Damien Grant: This week – The CGT betrayal and when the next revolution should begin

By   /  April 19, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

Sean Plunket’s Working Group with Bomber Bradbury & Damien Grant: This week – The CGT betrayal and when the next revolution should begin

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Malcolm Evans – Time

By   /  April 19, 2019  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

Malcolm Evans – Time

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  April 19, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

There is nothing wrong with these graphics, this is just how TVNZ editorial staff actually see politics no matter the result

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 19th April 2019

By   /  April 19, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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BREAKING: Public statement on behalf of NZNO President Grant Brookes

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

It has recently come to light that a petition is circulating among members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa, calling for a Special General Meeting.

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If you think that the NZ Green Party (who are just as wedded to neoliberalism as Labour is) are your new political home, you are delusional

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  39 Comments

The truth that the NZ Left have to confront is that both Labour and the Greens don’t have the intellectual ability to counter neoliberal economics.

The question then becomes, what will the Left we do about that?  Will we continue to vote for parties who pay lip service or look to other political vehicles?

Those questions are now being asked. 

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