Posts on the economy, work, business, income, and labour
Written By: - Date published: 8:33 pm, January 23rd, 2017 - 136 comments
“These are the people’s assets” – Ioela ‘Niki’ Rauti.
State houses are being given to developers, and people are being evicted from their homes.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, January 21st, 2017 - 105 comments
I want justice for the families of the worst workplace tragedy in decades. If New Zealanders choose to change the Government this year, Pike will be a priority in my first hundred days as Prime Minister.
Written By: - Date published: 3:17 pm, January 18th, 2017 - 16 comments
…including some already in the construction phase.
Written By: - Date published: 8:04 am, January 18th, 2017 - 54 comments
A rich old white idiot, who would only be amused at our anger, has vented about the homeless, in a piece that shouldn’t be rewarded with our clicks.
Written By: - Date published: 8:38 am, January 17th, 2017 - 94 comments
Guardian: “The world’s eight richest billionaires control the same wealth between them as the poorest half of the globe’s population, according to a charity warning of an ever-increasing and dangerous concentration of wealth.”
Written By: - Date published: 11:32 am, January 16th, 2017 - 35 comments
Oxfam’s report on wealth inequality in NZ has some staggering headline numbers.
Written By: - Date published: 8:32 am, January 14th, 2017 - 53 comments
Bill English has co-opted the old term “social investment” to replace another old term “targeted welfare”. Simon Wilson (writing at The Spinoff) has bought into the spin and written a deeply confused piece about it.
Written By: - Date published: 9:39 am, January 13th, 2017 - 45 comments
It is time for Trump, English and Little to give us an idea on what their policies will do for employment and the rights of workers.
Written By: - Date published: 10:21 am, January 10th, 2017 - 12 comments
Already sky-high Auckland rents are set to rise further.
Written By: - Date published: 10:43 am, January 7th, 2017 - 51 comments
St Johns is one of the first organisations to use new Industrial powers brought in by the Government and is attempting to refuse to negotiate with First Union and is docking workers pay for wearing a campaign t-shirt.
Written By: - Date published: 11:07 am, January 6th, 2017 - 29 comments
In Australia the Turnbull Government is implementing a policy that will demand in 12 months at least 200,000 Australians repay benefits they were entitled to because of faulty data mapping.
Written By: - Date published: 11:32 am, January 4th, 2017 - 188 comments
What have we become?
Written By: - Date published: 9:26 am, January 1st, 2017 - 42 comments
The Herald has managed to overlook choosing Helen Kelly as its New Zealander of the year.
Written By: - Date published: 6:10 am, December 23rd, 2016 - 107 comments
Alicia Sudden reflects on Christmas at The Briefing Papers: “Yet this brief annual window excludes the elephant in the room: that this poverty is a consequence of our welfare system failing to provide the support it was intended to.”
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, December 22nd, 2016 - 51 comments
In the last days of the Obama presidency the current President is taking steps to protect the Arctic from oil drilling.
Written By: - Date published: 11:22 am, December 18th, 2016 - 85 comments
Stuff this morning: “Lord of the Rings actor says NZ tourists shocked by polluted ‘sewer’ Middle-earth”
Written By: - Date published: 9:58 am, December 15th, 2016 - 53 comments
In March the Nats were still rejecting the idea of a crackdown on multinational companies’ tax avoidance. But there has been – in large part due to the work of Matt Nippert in The Herald – a partial back-down. Another Labour policy adopted!
Written By: - Date published: 8:17 am, December 14th, 2016 - 88 comments
A depressing feature in The Herald this morning explores the exploitation of migrant workers. The same pattern as the private sector’s treatment of foreign students. This paints a shameful picture of New Zealand. Greed has made us forget who we were.
Written By: - Date published: 3:47 pm, December 13th, 2016 - 48 comments
The Pike River families have presented expert reports at Parliament today to establish the mine is safe to re-enter.
Written By: - Date published: 8:04 am, December 13th, 2016 - 264 comments
The 2016 Child Poverty Monitor Technical Report is out today. As usual it paints a bleak picture. What will Bill English’s government do about poverty – evasions, words, or actions? Update: Bill fails.
Written By: - Date published: 1:24 pm, December 12th, 2016 - 87 comments
English is not making the same stupid pledge as Key, to let superannuation consume the future. Time for a cross party accord. Take it off the table as a political football and solve the damn problem.