Highlighting some of the good stuff and moves in the right direction,
Good to see govt scrap private data collection but will they end the social investment strategy? =the real question https://t.co/je0gUCjyPN
— Sue Bradford (@suebr) November 7, 2017
New government puts social investment approach for vulnerable Kiwis under review https://t.co/mKfjz8rtSS
— Office of the Privacy Commissioner (@NZPrivacy) November 8, 2017
That would likely include reducing the level of data collected, so vulnerable people could not be identified at an individual level and removing the reporting on welfare liability dependency, the new Social Development Minister has confirmed.
Social investment is based on an idea that Government spending should be judged on its ability to avoid further Government spending down the track.
“We don’t agree with New Zealanders being deemed potential liabilities for the state. With that negative stigma put on New Zealand citizens, with them being deemed potential risks and predictive risk modelling used to assess risk,” said Sepuloni.
So glad we are done with the old creepy, stalker government for now.
Great news: https://t.co/cTMPuvyGgP
— jo (@dreadwomyn) November 8, 2017
The Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage has today confirmed that the new Government will strengthen the protection for public conservation land by making it off-limits for new mining.
“Public conservation lands are set aside for nature to thrive and for New Zealanders and visitors to enjoy. Mining, especially open-cast mining runs counter to that. It destroys indigenous vegetation and habitats, permanently changes natural landscapes and can create sizeable waste rock dumps with a risk of acid mine drainage polluting waterways.
“New Zealanders expect to see our conservation lands and their wild landscapes and indigenous plants and wildlife protected from being dug up by bulldozers and diggers.
— Marianne Elliott (@zenpeacekeeper) November 8, 2017
Meanwhile, in New Zealand Parliament, debating paid parental leave: pic.twitter.com/AYXumQ12Cp
— Chlöe Swarbrick (@_chloeswarbrick) November 8, 2017
— Marama Davidson MP (@MaramaDavidson) November 8, 2017