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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 19th April 2019

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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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Waikato DHB Board investigates itself over Code of Conduct complaint against Board Chair & CEO

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The parents of Nicky Stevens, who died in 2015 while in Waikato DHB’s care, have stated that the DHB response to a formal complaint they laid against Board Chair Sally Webb and CEO Derek Wright has been “mishandled” and adds to the “unfair” way their family has been treated by the DHB.   Jane Stevens […]

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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – Do we want a fairer society or not?

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

I’m really curious to know how you can have the politics of fairness based on the economics of selfishness.

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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – The rich will remain rich and the poor will remain poor.

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  59 Comments

That’s what you can take out of the Labour NZ First rejection of a Capital Gains Tax in any shape or form.

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GUEST BLOG: Gerard Otto – A potential surge for minor parties

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There’s probably some percentage of Labour voters thinking of going Green after the no CGT decision.The inequity, the unfairness, the feeling of loss, that a surrender came and stole victory at the last moment from the righteous fixers of the problem.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

The moment for the Left when Jacinda Ardern walked the NZ Labour Party away from a Capital Gains Tax

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Thursday 18th April 2019

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

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E tū very disappointed by CGT announcement

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E tū, the biggest private sector union in New Zealand, is very disappointed that the Government will not adopt any of the Tax Working Group’s recommendations on introducing a capital gains tax (CGT). Annie Newman, E tū’s National Director of Campaigns, says that this development is a step backwards in the much-needed tax reform debate. […]

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Government upholds status quo over Capital Gains Tax – Auckland Action Against Poverty

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Government’s rejection of a Capital Gains Tax upholds the status quo it promised to change in the lead up to the election and Government formation. Auckland Action Against Poverty condemns the Government’s decision to not fix our tax system which benefits a wealthy few.   “The Government’s refusal to implement bold tax reform to […]

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Wiping of debt for HNZ meth testing tenants step towards justice – Auckland Action Against Poverty

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The Government’s announcement that it will wipe the Ministry of Social Development debt accumulated as a result of wrongful evictions because of methamphetamine contamination policies is a step towards justice. Auckland Action Against Poverty welcomes this move, as it is something that we have been calling for since the initial compensation was announced. Additionally, we […]

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Wednesday 17th April 2019

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5: Trump doesn’t regret that racist tweet about Ilhan Omar and 9/11
4: Over $560m pledged to restore Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
3: JULIAN ASSANGE SUFFERED SEVERE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL HARM IN ECUADORIAN EMBASSY, DOCTORS SAY
2: France Mourns as Fire Rips Through Historic Notre-Dame Cathedral That Has Stood for Centuries
1: Tory deregulation agenda stalling Brexit talks, says Corbyn

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Will a ‘Commissioner’ fix the poor treatment of Nicky Stevens’ whanau by Waikato DHB and the Ministry of Health?

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The mother of a young man who died in 2015 while in the care of Waikato DHB’s Mental Health unit has questioned whether the Government appointment of a Commissioner to replace the Board he plans to sack will do anything to sort out the difficulties between her whanau, the DHB and their bosses in the […]

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Maori Council calls for a vulnerable whanau support package – Maori Council

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When it comes to the care and protection of our children the harsh reality is that our elders are the ones providing care. We need to recognise the contribution they make and we need to do something about it.” Was the statement made by Maori Council Executive Director, Matthew Tukaki, at a conference in Wellington […]

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Hospital specialists congratulate midwives on accord – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

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Hospital specialists congratulate midwives on accord – and ask: what about us? “Hospital midwives are to be congratulated for successfully negotiating a safer staffing accord – and now it’s the turn of hospital specialists to have a similar agreement with the Government to address the serious workforce issues they’re dealing with,” says Ian Powell, Executive […]

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Wellington rally demands freedom for Julian Assange – Socialist Equality Group

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The Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand) took part in a rally in Wellington on Sunday called by Free Assange NZ, a group of WikiLeaks supporters. Protesters gathered outside the US embassy and marched to the nearby British High Commission. About 25 people joined the rally, called to protest last week’s illegal arrest of the WikiLeaks […]

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