Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, June 1st, 2016 - 4 comments
Even the IMF now acknowledges that neoliberal economics and government austerity policies have failed. Look around at New Zealand – you can see the effects.
Written By: - Date published: 3:10 pm, May 31st, 2016 - 233 comments
Excellent! A memorandum of understanding – Labour and Greens to work together to change the government.
Written By: - Date published: 2:49 pm, May 31st, 2016 - 14 comments
Good work fact-checking by Geoff Simmons at the Morgan Foundation. Contrary to Key’s lie, Labour builds more houses than National.
Written By: - Date published: 9:31 am, May 31st, 2016 - 24 comments
The Nats are happy for the fishing industry to effectively self-monitor, despite the fact that this has already been shown to be massively ineffective. In other news: John Key questioned on National’s closeness to fishing industry.
Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, May 30th, 2016 - 43 comments
Bravo to Te Puea Marae and their supporters – you are doing what needs to be done – and you are putting the government to shame.
Written By: - Date published: 7:24 am, May 28th, 2016 - 171 comments
It’s naked panic now. In response to the crisis that isn’t a crisis Key is going to overrule the council that his government created and screw over Auckland democracy just like he screwed over Canterbury. What do you think of that Aucklanders?
Written By: - Date published: 9:12 am, May 27th, 2016 - 38 comments
John Key has given a powerful speech on NZ’s housing crisis: “This is an issue that should concern all New Zealanders. It threatens a fundamental part of our culture, it threatens our communities and, ultimately, it threatens our economy.”
Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, May 27th, 2016 - 31 comments
— Deborah Russell
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, May 26th, 2016 - 46 comments
Sue Moroney’s bill to extend paid parental leave passed its second reading last night – bravo to all those who supported it! The Nats’ threat to veto is profoundly anti-democratic, overriding the will of Parliament.
Written By: - Date published: 3:27 pm, May 25th, 2016 - 140 comments
Paula Bennett’s “big” housing “announcement” today is a re-announcement with a twist of lie.
Written By: - Date published: 3:10 pm, May 25th, 2016 - 45 comments
Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, May 23rd, 2016 - 113 comments
A great reception for Little’s speech, and a take-home message that resonates well.
Written By: - Date published: 7:20 am, May 22nd, 2016 - 115 comments
With news that NZ’s greenhouse emissions are at a 25 year high the announcement of a new taskforce “to provide advice and ways in which we can drive down our emissions” is as welcome as it is overdue.
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, May 20th, 2016 - 47 comments
That is how officials from the Ministry of Social Development described the emergency housing system to Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett – a year ago. What has Bennett done in the year since?
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, May 19th, 2016 - 151 comments
This is a massive market and moral failure. The problem isn’t going to go away, it’s going to get worse, and the media are going to stay on the case. Time for National to borrow some more Labour / Green policy thinking.
Written By: - Date published: 2:52 pm, May 17th, 2016 - 97 comments
Coverage of Auckland’s homeless goes international. The working poor are now the working homeless.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, May 17th, 2016 - 90 comments
English is right, Key is lying and he knows it. But Key would rather we were talking about the mirage of tax cuts (again) than current events like the protection of corrupt tax havens or our homeless living in cars.
Written By: - Date published: 9:06 am, May 16th, 2016 - 44 comments
Speculators keep buying houses while families live in garages and cars. This is a moral failure, a leadership failure, a market failure – it is every kind of failure.
Written By: - Date published: 3:04 pm, May 14th, 2016 - 51 comments
The Nats are all over the place on this, and they’re trashing our reputation in the process.
Written By: - Date published: 9:40 am, May 13th, 2016 - 11 comments
TTIP, TTPA, same game around the globe, a take-over by American corporations, with the rights of the public held in no regard whatsoever.
Written By: - Date published: 9:36 am, May 11th, 2016 - 122 comments
Key was disgraceful in parliament yesterday, doing his buffoon act to try and trivialise the tax haven issue, and lashing out with the smears.