Written By: - Date published: 11:09 am, April 22nd, 2018 - 27 comments
A personal perspective on the repercussions of the government’s current approach to Social Work and Social Workers.
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, April 3rd, 2018 - 51 comments
April the first and second mark the days when those receiving entitlements receive a yearly increase in line with the CPI and the governments increase to Accommodation Supplement also comes into effect. So what does it all mean for those receiving entitlements?
Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, February 13th, 2018 - 41 comments
Because words matter.
Written By: - Date published: 3:21 pm, January 11th, 2018 - 94 comments
To bleat and wring hands, or to act? Jeez. It’s a difficult one.
Written By: - Date published: 11:50 am, December 22nd, 2017 - 78 comments
Apparently the government’s fees-free policy will “soak up staff out of McDonald’s”. Education instead of McJobs – Oh Noez!
Written By: - Date published: 11:43 am, November 28th, 2017 - 34 comments
It’s no longer really working out (kicking the AGW can down the road), but we seem to be hooked into a peculiar form of madness even as everything appears to be coming apart at the seams. It’s beyond me…
Written By: - Date published: 11:19 am, November 8th, 2017 - 68 comments
Some aspects of the TPP no-one’s mentioning.
Written By: - Date published: 4:26 pm, October 30th, 2017 - 87 comments
It would seem Labour’s got nuffin when it comes to the TPP.
Written By: - Date published: 11:47 am, October 23rd, 2017 - 50 comments
This post is too long to read. Its purpose is to serve as reference material, a “one stop” snapshot of where we are as a country. The mess that the new government inherits. The consequences of the nine long wasted years of National. The magnitude of the challenge ahead of us.
Written By: - Date published: 6:49 am, October 10th, 2017 - 35 comments
ACT was a political party once, but it died a long time ago.
Written By: - Date published: 2:07 pm, October 4th, 2017 - 66 comments
Outspoken sociologist Dr Jarrod Gilbert on the “tribalists” who continued to back the Nats despite their brazen lies – “if Labour had made the same accusation against National and not a single economist supported it, would you have reacted the same way? No. Of course not. And that’s what defines you as a moron.”
Written By: - Date published: 9:21 am, October 2nd, 2017 - 17 comments
The Nats are desperate to make big concessions for a coalition with the Greens. The establishment is lining up in The Herald to beg for this to happen. Promises to strengthen environmental and social policies in order to cling to power – but not for the last nine long years when it was simply the right thing to do…
Written By: - Date published: 6:38 am, September 20th, 2017 - 52 comments
Sure would be good if some other media called the Nats out on this too.
Written By: - Date published: 6:20 am, September 20th, 2017 - 49 comments
Stunningly depressing piece by Kirsty Johnston in The Herald yesterday – Number of New Zealand children hospitalised with malnutrition doubles as food costs bite.
Proud of your legacy, National?
Written By: - Date published: 10:07 am, September 19th, 2017 - 85 comments
Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, September 12th, 2017 - 23 comments
Meet the new bridge, same as the old bridge.
Written By: - Date published: 6:28 am, September 11th, 2017 - 14 comments
Seems Joyce doesn’t have the credibility to run another planned hit job. Labour insiders report debate and anger within a divided National party.
Written By: - Date published: 8:13 am, September 6th, 2017 - 16 comments
Hopelessly compromised Steven Joyce is trying to shift the goalposts from his thoroughly exposed $11.7bn lie to Labour’s “zero budgets”. He’s clutching at straws…
Written By: - Date published: 11:01 am, September 5th, 2017 - 23 comments
The Nats are not backing down from their $11.7bn lie. The media need to call it loudly for the big lie that it is. This is now a test for NZ’s democracy.
Written By: - Date published: 2:05 pm, August 27th, 2017 - 124 comments
The centerpiece of National’s campaign launch was an education package that doubles down on the demonstrably failed national standards policy. Out of ideas.
Written By: - Date published: 10:11 am, August 26th, 2017 - 70 comments
Duncan Garner reviews National’s record, and is not impressed: “Because the list of blind spots for National is too long. If this is success then our standards have slipped.”
Written By: - Date published: 9:15 am, August 15th, 2017 - 5 comments
I/S at No Right Turn: ”
This isn’t a “Pandora’s box”. The model for an easy, full and final settlement to resolve this exists, and iwi are keen. What is lacking is goodwill from the government to sign it. And Finlayson knows all this – so he is actively trying to mislead the New Zealand public about it, trying to appeal to the racism of rednecks in order to protect the stolen “rights” of a privileged few”.