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100,000 kiwi kids to benefit every week from smoking ban

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The announcement this morning by Associate Minister of Health, the Hon. Jenny Salesa, that cabinet has supported legislation to ban smoking in cars where there are children and young people under 18 present, will benefit 100,000 kiwi kids every week, according to Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft. “Many New Zealand children and young people are exposed […]

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Children’s Commissioner commends cross party support for Child Poverty Reduction Bill

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Children’s Commissioner is delighted by the announcement this afternoon that the Child Poverty Reduction Bill will receive cross party support. “I think this is fantastic news” Commissioner Becroft says. “It is a giant step forward in addressing child poverty and all parties concerned deserve credit and congratulation. “It is truly gratifying to see our […]

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So “throwing money” at poverty does work, according to National?

By   /  December 12, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

One of the most commonly parroted cliches from the rightwing of politics; “throwing money at the problem” – usually with the add-on; ” – doesn’t solve anything”. Except, of course, when it comes to tax-cuts. Then it’s not so much “throwing money” at middle class and affluent voters – as labelling it a “reward”

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Foot in mouth award – Bill English, for his recent “Flat Earth” comment in Parliament

By   /  July 5, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  16 Comments

It appears that Finance Minister, Bill English did not get the memo from Dear Leader Key’s office: “Dont get arrogant!”

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