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CPAG welcomes move to qualified in-home carers

By   /  February 22, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the move by the Ministry of Education towards more professional in-home early childhood care and education (ECCE), ensuring all children in ECCE environments are accessing high quality, culturally relevant, consistent and safe educational opportunities. Dr Jenny Ritchie, Associate Professor in the School of Education at Victoria University of Wellington, […]

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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – A Clayton’s Tax Review

By   /  February 22, 2019  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Sometime in the 1980’s a television ad appeared on our screens for a non-alcoholic drink called Claytons which had the catch line “The drink your having when you’re not having a drink”.

It wasn’t long before Kiws began referring to a decision that didn’t change anything as a “Clayton’s decision”

I think the MIchael Cullen Tax Review is one of those. The Tax Review you’re having when you’re not having a Tax Review.

Here’s why.

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GUEST BLOG: Gerard Otto – Simon vows to fight fairer tax system

By   /  February 22, 2019  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

The unfair kiwi way of life is under threat according to Simon Bridges who vowed to fight any tax reforms that make it fairer.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  February 22, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

Who knew Gerry Brownlee was such a beer pong expert? 

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 22nd February 2019

By   /  February 22, 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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GUEST BLOG: Gerard Otto – Fran’s Fake Wedge about Winston is all sour cream

By   /  February 21, 2019  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Fran is a member of the New Zealand China council and has all her fingers in the sour cream.

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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – Why do women have better sex under Socialism?

By   /  February 21, 2019  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Ghodsee cites the work of a number of scholars of sexuality before she makes the argument that whatever terrible things were going on in East Germany before the wall came down – the Stasi, the food shortages, and all the brutality and deprivations of that totalitarian regime – East German women enjoyed better sex than West German women.

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The Tax Working Group Report: The Good, The Bad and the Predictable

By   /  February 21, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The Good Let’s start with the good stuff, and there is a bit of that, mainly around the environmental tax proposals. The Tax Working Group has acknowledged that the notion of a ‘circular economy’ has informed their recommendations. The proposed changes to the Waste Levy (to reduce waste), Emissions Trading Scheme (to reduce carbon emissions) […]

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Capital Gains Tax bare minimum to start reducing wealth gap – AAAP

By   /  February 21, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The Tax Working Group recommendations, which include a revenue-neutral Capital Gains Tax, are the absolute bare minimum changes the Government should introduce if it is serious about starting to reduce the gap between the rich and poor. Auckland Action Against Poverty is calling on the Government to introduce the recommendations and be bold about future […]

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GUEST BLOG: Russel Norman – climate change and free trade

By   /  February 21, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

The panel on a sustainable world at the hui in October 2018 on What an Alternative and Progressive Trade Strategy for New Zealand argued for major changes to address pressing environmental issues. Executive Director, Greenpeace NZ, and previous co-leader of the Green Party, Russel Norman, urged us to adopt the identity of global citizens.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Thursday 21st February 2019

By   /  February 21, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

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

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Key changes urged to Equal Pay Amendment bill – E tū

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

E tū says without key changes to the Equal Pay Amendment bill, few women will be able to successfully pursue an equal pay claim. E tū Assistant National Secretary, John Ryall appeared before today’s Workforce and Education Select Committee hearing on the bill, together with E tū delegate, Marianne Bishop. John says the union welcomes […]

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Māori Climate Commissioner: It’s time NZ children went on strike to shame adults over climate change inaction

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  10 Comments

Māori Climate Commissioner, Donna Awatere Huata, says now is the time for Children to shame adults into climate change action.

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GUEST BLOG: Gerard Otto – Barry screws it up again

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

The sooner Barry, Heather, Hosking, Fran and Audrey fuck off behind a paywall the better.

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Children’s voices denied in Select Committee debacle – CPAG

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) believes that National’s attempt to thwart Finance and Expenditure Select Committee submission hearings on the Budget Policy Statement last week has serious implications for the democratic process. “On this particular occasion, representation for children, people affected by disability, and those facing disadvantage was denied,” says Associate Professor Susan St John, […]

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Political Caption Competition

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

Putting all our Cows in one Beijing Paddock WILL NEVER come back to bite us in the arse.

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