New left think tank Economic and Social Research Aotearoa (ESRA) will be launched this Friday 2 September at Victoria University, Wellington.Read More →
New university research highlights the grave deficiencies in the ‘work first’ approach to welfare so beloved of both National and Labour governments. “In a thesis released this week, Victoria University student Alicia Sudden explores the experiences of 234 people who had stopped receiving benefits. “Two years later only 143 were in any form of paid […]Read More →
Last night Parliament voted by a vast majority to support new legislation which entrenches New Zealand’s vindictive and pauperising welfare system.Read More →
The fourth AAAP beneficiary ‘impact’ at Mangere is now over. In three days over a hundred AAAP volunteers worked with a team of more than 30 Work & Income staff to assist somewhere between 600 – 700 people get their full entitlements. Many hundreds more people in desperate need were turned away. Video is available […]Read More →
With the generous support of the Hobgoblin Network and several other donors, I’m going to be speaking soon at four meetings around the country: ‘A major left wing think tank? Is it time for a transformational left project?’ Key conclusions from my research and an update on what’s been happening, with plenty […]Read More →
I’ve only recently learned that Auckland’s library system, the largest in the country with 55 libraries, is dumping books from its collections at an unprecedented rate.Read More →
Beneficiary ‘impact’ demonstrates reality of Nats’ war on the poor: but will Labour under Cunliffe do any better?
Last week our group Auckland Action Against Poverty held our second beneficiary ‘impact’ following the first one in Onehunga last December.Read More →