Posts on the economy, work, business, income, and labour
Written By: - Date published: 7:44 am, November 21st, 2017 - 157 comments
The release of new valuation figures yesterday reinforced how addicted householders are to increasing real estate valuations, no matter what the cost.
Written By: - Date published: 9:34 am, November 16th, 2017 - 223 comments
“two multinational companies are demanding the removal of long-standing terms and conditions in the collective agreement.”
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, November 16th, 2017 - 41 comments
There are major similarities between Helen Clark’s decision to accept into New Zealand refugees from the Tampa boat and Jacinda Ardern’s pushing for New Zealand to accept refugees based on Manus Island.
Written By: - Date published: 6:06 am, November 15th, 2017 - 7 comments
Idiot/Savant at No Right Turn looks at the Paid Parental Leave Bill and how National are trying to wreck it.
Written By: - Date published: 7:39 am, November 14th, 2017 - 40 comments
TVNZ’s board has decided to respond to a massive plunge in profitability by paying it chief executive a bigger salary package and a large bonus.
Written By: - Date published: 12:33 pm, November 13th, 2017 - 150 comments
The Green Party will vote against the TPPA.
Written By: - Date published: 9:23 am, November 13th, 2017 - 123 comments
Fortunately the TPP is still the dead walking. Now that the immediate rush for ‘momentum’ is over (a scam phrase), it is time to do some real analysis of the project. This government, if it wants to convince its own supporters to support it, needs to discard that hucksterism fostered by the John Key government. Because to me TPP is a still a crock.
Written By: - Date published: 1:08 pm, November 12th, 2017 - 113 comments
David Parker has confirmed that the TPP11 negotiations have resulted in a considerable minimising of the ISDS provisions. But will this be enough?
Written By: - Date published: 7:35 am, November 12th, 2017 - 83 comments
Herald lifestyle columnist has published two recent opinion pieces, the first wondering if Jacinda Ardern will be able to address the many and varied problems the country faces and the second suggesting that the Government is under the control of the extreme right. Can he please make up his mind.
Written By: - Date published: 8:50 am, November 11th, 2017 - 123 comments
Is this the sound a trade deal makes when someone pulls the flush?
Written By: - Date published: 10:34 am, November 10th, 2017 - 127 comments
Mesia reports suggest that a possible TPP11 agreement is close to being signed.
Written By: - Date published: 6:42 am, November 10th, 2017 - 111 comments
What happens to long term beneficiaries who can’t increase their income with paid work?
Written By: - Date published: 2:08 pm, November 9th, 2017 - 128 comments
Leaving aside the issue of economic growth as a panacea, Bill English and many who voted for him say it is the be all and end all for NZ. The Reserve Bank isnt a communist lacky, right? So they will all be happy now, right? Read here I look forward to the discussion.
Written By: - Date published: 9:07 pm, November 8th, 2017 - 99 comments
Written By: - Date published: 10:09 am, November 8th, 2017 - 88 comments
When they said they wanted to eradicate poverty, I didn’t suspect they simply meant to expunge the word.
Written By: - Date published: 8:22 am, November 8th, 2017 - 113 comments
Winston Peters has launched a legal fishing expedition to identify who exactly breached privacy on his superannuation over payments. A problem that he shares with about 50 thousand other pensioners. Unlike them, his problem wasn’t trying to find money to repay it. It was that the breach was deliberately timed to be a classic dirty politics ploy, almost certainly by National, in the leadup to the recent election. I wish him good fishing.
Written By: - Date published: 8:04 am, November 7th, 2017 - 19 comments
The Paradise Papers have provided further evidence of a small group of very wealthy people are using complex trust arrangements based in tax havens to avoid paying tax.
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, November 6th, 2017 - 94 comments
In recent years Labour has allowed National to dominate rural politics. Maybe it is time for Labour to think about reaching out to rural voters and suggest to them that a progressive vote is in their interests.
Written By: - Date published: 11:52 am, November 4th, 2017 - 23 comments
The changing face of New Zealand.
Written By: - Date published: 9:41 am, November 1st, 2017 - 192 comments
Labour has announced plans to prevent foreign residents from buying residential homes in New Zealand.
Written By: - Date published: 10:49 am, October 30th, 2017 - 108 comments
With the ongoing revelations, stories and court cases showing the terrible state of welfare services in NZ, Lawyer and journalist Catriona MacLennan has written a list of what needs to change.
Written By: - Date published: 12:24 pm, October 29th, 2017 - 70 comments
Labour has indicated that as a priority it wishes to repeal the Hobbit law, a clumsy attempt in breach of International Law to prevent workers in the film industry from organising collectively and to divert attention from the fact that the National Government had been played by Warner Brothers.