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Let’s Have An Inquiry Into Whole Covert World Of State Spying – Anti-Bases Campaign

By   /  January 7, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Let’s Have An Inquiry Into Whole Covert World Of State Spying – Anti-Bases Campaign

These latest revelations about a whole raft of Government agencies contracting Thompson & Clark to spy on New Zealanders on their behalf are just the latest in a long, sordid history of the State spying on the people. Go back a decade and you’ll find: • Thompson & Clark exposed as spying on environmental activists […]

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Protest of Brazilian Embassy in New Zealand goes viral in Brazil – Organise Aotearoa

By   /  January 7, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

The New Zealand-based socialist organisation, Organise Aotearoa (OA), has gone viral and drawn the ire of the Brazilian far-right, following its occupation of the Brazilian Embassy in Wellington yesterday in a protest against its new far-right, fascist President. Thousands of homophobic insults, death threats, and rape threats have been sent to OA’s supporters and members […]

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Cyber campaign attributed to China – Government Communications Security Bureau

By   /  December 26, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

The Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) has established links between the Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS) and a global campaign of cyber-enabled commercial intellectual property theft. “This long-running campaign targeted the intellectual property and commercial data of a number of global managed service providers, some operating in New Zealand,” Director-General of the GCSB Andrew […]

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Dotcom Extradition Appeal Eligibility: Ortmann v USA – NZ Supreme Court

By   /  December 26, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

MATHIAS ORTMANN AND OTHERS v UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND ANOTHER (SC 54/2018) [2018] NZSC 125 FINN HABIB BATATO v UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (SC 55/2018) MATHIAS ORTMAN AND ANOTHER v UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (SC 56/2018) KIM DOTCOM v UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (SC 57/2018) KIM DOTCOM v UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND ANOTHER […]

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Breach of human rights highlights need for right to privacy – Human Rights Commission

By   /  December 26, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The findings from State Services Commission’s Inquiry into the Use of External Security Consultants shows the need for stronger protections to safeguard human rights, especially privacy says Chief Legal Advisor Janet Anderson-Bidois. “The right to privacy is a fundamental human right. It is unacceptable for citizens to be subject to wrongful and unreasonable surveillance and […]

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Silviculture is synonymous with low wages and exploitation – First Union

By   /  December 26, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Silviculture is synonymous with low wages and exploitation – First Union

Yesterday, migrant exploitation was exposed in the forestry industry. The Labour Inspectorate has penalised Silviculture Solution Ltd (SSL), an associated company of CNI Forestry Management Ltd, 35,000 dollars for an ‘illegal system of calculating pay’. Instead of paying workers what they were legally entitled to, the company paid them for what they considered were ‘productive […]

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Locals raise environmental risks from ‘Coromandel Gateway’ – Forest And Bird

By   /  December 26, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Forest & Bird is urging the government to consider the toxic heavy metals that would be released from seabed dredging for the Coromandel Gateway Proposal. The controversial project would involve the removal of 100,000 cubic metres of sediment from Coromandel Harbour to create a marina basin for twelve permanent berths, a terminal for a daily […]

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More GP strikes likely in the new year – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By   /  December 26, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on More GP strikes likely in the new year – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Efforts to avert a full-day Christmas Eve strike have failed, and further strikes are now likely, after Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira again refused to engage with the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). Twenty-one GPs at Ora Toa Health practices in Wellington are taking part in rolling strike action to support their dentist colleagues, […]

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Families turned away as Mission is overwhelmed by need – Auckland City Mission

By   /  December 26, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Families turned away as Mission is overwhelmed by need – Auckland City Mission

The Auckland City Mission is being forced to turn families away empty handed as demand outstrips supply in its pre-Christmas activities. The Mission is working from three locations distributing emergency Christmas food parcels and presents – Eden Park, Nga Whare Waatea Marae in Mangere and Papakura Marae. Missioner Chris Farrelly says people are queuing through […]

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Red Cross welcomes Global Compact for Migration

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New Zealand Red Cross welcomes government’s decision to support Global Compact for Migration New Zealand Red Cross welcomes the government’s decision to support the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM). The Compact is a rare opportunity to develop a new approach to migration that is more effective and humane, protects dignity and […]

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Maori Council calls on Government to get to the bottom of spying allegations & calls former Government Ministers to account

By   /  December 26, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The New Zealand Maori Council and the National Maori Authority have called on the Government to instigate an Inquiry or ask the Speaker to convene a cross party select committee to investigate the claims and allegations surrounding Investigation Agency Thompson and Clark. In the last few days a damning report has been published by the […]

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“We have to call child poverty what it is – family poverty” RACP responds to the Child Poverty Reduction Bill passing

By   /  December 26, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on “We have to call child poverty what it is – family poverty” RACP responds to the Child Poverty Reduction Bill passing

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) welcomes the passing of the Child Poverty Bill in Parliament on Tuesday. “This is a momentous piece of legislation – it presents a real opportunity to make positive changes in the lives of children and whānau in Aotearoa,” said RACP NZ President Dr Jeff Brown. “As a paediatrician, […]

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Martin Jenkens’ report for Massey University Council a “shonky whitewash” – Free Speech Coalition

By   /  December 26, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Martin Jenkens’ report for Massey University Council a “shonky whitewash” – Free Speech Coalition

If the Martin Jenkins’ report released today by Massey University is reflective of the quality of thinking at the University, it is little wonder donations and student enrolments to the institution are declining, says the Free Speech Coalition. “We’ve only just received the report, but can immediately identify inaccuracies which call the whole thing into […]

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Democracy threatened by Govt Stasi-like surveillance – Greenpeace

By   /  December 21, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

On the back of a report released today revealing seven government departments have engaged with a spy agency that acted unlawfully, Greenpeace has accused the state of assisting in systematic and oppressive Stasi-like surveillance. State Services Commissioner, Peter Hughes, who headed up the State Services Commission (SSC) investigation into Government use of surveillance, has called […]

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Silviculture is synonymous with low wages and worker exploitation – First Union

By   /  December 21, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Silviculture is synonymous with low wages and worker exploitation – First Union

Yesterday, migrant exploitation was exposed in the forestry industry. The Labour Inspectorate has penalised Silviculture Solution Ltd (SSL), an associated company of CNI Forestry Management Ltd, 35,000 dollars for an ‘illegal system of calculating pay’. Instead of paying workers what they were legally entitled to, the company paid them for what they considered were ‘productive […]

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Minimum wage a step closer to the Living Wage

By   /  December 21, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Minimum wage a step closer to the Living Wage

The Living Wage Movement Aotearoa New Zealand is pleased to see the Government announce an increase in the minimum wage by $1.20 to $17.70 per hour. This is a step closer to workers earning a Living Wage, $20.55, which is enough money to survive and participate in society. The National Convenor of the Living Wage […]

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