Written By: - Date published: 11:20 am, July 2nd, 2015 - 110 comments
Secret documents seen by The Guardian describe just how bad things will be for Greece if they accept the demands of the IMF / “troika”.
Written By: - Date published: 4:38 pm, July 1st, 2015 - 26 comments
Replacing electric trains with diesel is the kind of short-term stupid decision making that is unfortunately typical of the way NZ is currently run.
Written By: - Date published: 9:18 am, June 30th, 2015 - 138 comments
Add another disease of poverty to the list of those that are making a comeback in NZ.
Written By: - Date published: 7:22 am, June 29th, 2015 - 21 comments
Last week Treasury came out with a detailed and interesting report, Inequality in New Zealand 1983/84 to 2013/14. It is no surprise to find that the last Labour government acted to reduce inequality, the current National government has acted to increase it.
Written By: - Date published: 10:02 am, June 27th, 2015 - 13 comments
Forty percent of scientists surveyed feel that they are unable to speak out on issues within their areas of expertise because of management policy or concern over losing funding.
Written By: - Date published: 10:51 am, June 25th, 2015 - 36 comments
Key: “The removal of the $1,000 kick-start contribution will not make a blind bit of difference to the number of people who join KiwiSaver.” Wrong. Completely and utterly wrong.
Written By: - Date published: 10:18 am, June 24th, 2015 - 33 comments
Ho ho – what am I saying? It’s always a great time to be a bank.
Written By: - Date published: 7:27 am, June 24th, 2015 - 81 comments
… then prepare for it to get a lot worse.
Written By: - Date published: 7:16 am, June 23rd, 2015 - 69 comments
Refugees are people, but they get treated as a political football, as recent events in Australia and NZ have demonstrated once again. It is long past time that NZ raised its refugee quota.
Written By: - Date published: 10:28 am, June 21st, 2015 - 37 comments
All the best to those affected by the latest round of flooding.
Written By: - Date published: 9:01 am, June 18th, 2015 - 64 comments
For those of you who are keeping score at home.
Written By: - Date published: 7:11 am, June 17th, 2015 - 138 comments
Trickle down economics is pronounced dead by the IMF. Housing, the working poor and the economy – the policy settings are wrong everywhere.
Written By: - Date published: 1:30 pm, June 15th, 2015 - 187 comments
Imagine Wellington without coastal roads. Of course, it’s just too expensive to take action on our greenhouse gas emissions…
Written By: - Date published: 8:06 am, June 13th, 2015 - 120 comments
Boycotts are a two-edged sword. The call to boycott TV3 is not a simple matter.
Written By: - Date published: 10:31 am, June 11th, 2015 - 80 comments
“[The TPP] appears to be designed to cripple New Zealand’s strong public healthcare programme and to inhibit the adoption of similar programmes in developing countries.”
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, June 11th, 2015 - 66 comments
In 2013 Nick Smith promised an effective housing WOF. Yesterday he said “People dying in winter of pneumonia and other illnesses is not new.” Has National ever kept a constructive sounding social policy promise?
Written By: - Date published: 10:26 am, June 10th, 2015 - 84 comments
Freeing up Auckland land for private development and sale at market rates isn’t going to cut it.