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Observations on the 2017 Election campaign thus far… (whitu)

By   /  September 22, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

The final day of campaign is upon us. Tomorrow is the “official” Election Day and nine years of National government is about to either end – or win a rare fourth term.

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Observations on the 2017 Election campaign thus far… (wha)

By   /  September 6, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  16 Comments

The 2017 Pre-Election Fiscal Update (PREFU) revealed that the Nats had achieved a respectable $3.7 billion surplus – contrasting sharply  with the $1.6 billion forecasted surplus in the May 2017 Budget. How did National achieve such a remarkable feat, despite reduced revenue from tax cuts in 2009 and 2010 and the re-build after the Christchurch and Kaikoura earthquakes?. One doesn’t have to search far to find one possible answer where cuts were made to achieve their much-vaunted surplus;

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The Labour interns – ACT exposes hypocrisy!

By   /  June 26, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  16 Comments

A few days ago, headlines appeared supposedly “exposing  a rort” by the NZ Labour Party to exploit American interns for electoral campaigning purposes;

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Nats’ Budget locks in housing crisis – Andrew Little

By   /  May 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

National’s ninth Budget forecasts house prices will rise at three times the rate of wages, locking in the housing crisis for years to come, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. “After nine years, all National can offer is a continuation of the housing crisis. Budget forecasts show an 18 per cent rise in the […]

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MUST READ: Why is Labour walking into a trap?

By   /  December 3, 2016  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

In New Zealand, however, we are taxed to death and then when we need help we get denied our entitlements by a brutal system that seems dedicated to stopping people gaining access to help when they or other members in their family have an accident or are unemployed, sick, or are born or become disabled.

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Red Shift: Labour Reorients Itself Toward Small Business

By   /  August 29, 2016  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  30 Comments

The key question of Robertson’s FoW inquiry has been: What must Labour do to guarantee employers a steady supply of productive workers as New Zealand and the rest of the world enters the so-called “Fourth Industrial Revolution”?

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The sad political career of Trevor Mallard

By   /  July 29, 2016  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  48 Comments

As a senior Labour MP Mallard must shoulder a lot of the blame for the 175,000 children Labour left living in Poverty in 2008 despite three successive terms of a Labour government in times of marvellous economic conditions.

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