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Simon Bridges: “No ifs, no buts, no caveats, I will repeal this CGT”

By   /  March 8, 2019  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  26 Comments

“…No ifs, no buts, no caveats, I will repeal this CGT as Prime Minister of New Zealand ” – a statement so categorical that it made John Key’s 2008 commitment never to raise GST, look timid;
“National is not going to be raising GST.National wants to cut taxes not raise taxes.”
Except, he did. 
In October 2010, Key’s National government increased GST from 12.5% to 15%.

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Apartheid in Aotearoa New Zealand – yes, it does exist

By   /  February 28, 2019  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  98 Comments

Minister Tracey Martin has a moment in our history to do the right thing. Fran Wilde led the way with gay law reform.

But the movement for social justice and inclusion did not end thirty-three years ago. Just as the feminist movement still has much to accomplish.

We cannot, as a society, exclude a small minority by creating a system or practice that separates people according to their status as trans-gendered.

That is apartheid.

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Simon Bridges – out of touch with Kiwi Battlers

By   /  February 26, 2019  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

As property investors/speculators; assorted financiers; and their  political-wing, the National Party,  ramp up their opposition to a capital gains tax to a stridency approaching hysteria, current party leader, Simon Bridges, has used the mainstream media to push his highly propagandised (and highly emotive and misleading) messages;

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Look what the nice man offered me!

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

From an email recently received;

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MUST READ: Nikki Kaye – playing politics with children’s health

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

The increase in child obesity occurred under National’s watch and was not helped by then-Minister of Education, Anne Tolley and then-Minister of Health, Tony Ryall, who scrapped the previous Labour government’s Healthy Food in Schools policy;

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China flexing it’s economic muscle again?

By   /  February 10, 2019  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  32 Comments

It would not be the first time that inexplicable “problems with paperwork” had impacted on New Zealand commerce with China.

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An Advisory to the West Coast Regional Council

By   /  February 4, 2019  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  42 Comments

It was simply bad luck for climate change deniers on the West Coast Regional Council that their submission was made public the same week that data revealed January 2019 as the hottest month since records began in 1909;

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