Written By: - Date published: 6:10 am, December 14th, 2017 - 28 comments
Abortion is still a crime in NZ. It’s time to change the law so that women don’t have to lie about their mental health to get the health care they need.
Written By: - Date published: 2:59 pm, December 13th, 2017 - 71 comments
It’s great to see Chris Hipkins abolishing ‘National Standards’ as a matter of priority. This policy was nothing but an unfortunate bit of populism from the previous government, and a Prime Minister in John Key who specialised in band-aid solutions to problems that required stitches. While it may have made some people feel better that it […]
Written By: - Date published: 3:03 pm, December 11th, 2017 - 19 comments
Not only did National’s policy to sell off state houses fail, but now we’ve found out a similar Thatcher policy in the UK just handed many social houses to private landlords. Should we consider making it harder to sell off state houses in New Zealand?
Written By: - Date published: 11:35 am, December 11th, 2017 - 69 comments
When an apple tree is shaken, pips can fall to the ground and germinate. And then things grow back more or less as before.
Written By: - Date published: 4:37 pm, December 9th, 2017 - 75 comments
If ever anyone needed a reason to insist on secularism…
Written By: - Date published: 6:29 am, December 9th, 2017 - 70 comments
Phil Twyford has shown this new Government has a brain as well as a heart by halting National’s ridiculous state house methamphetamine policy where the presence of minuscule traces would result in eviction even though there was no proof the tenant was responsible and he has apologised to Robert Erueti for the harm caused.
Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, December 7th, 2017 - 12 comments
The CTU has consistently identified our culture of work and the style of management as a real challenge for New Zealand firms to improve their health and safety record. Health and safety is an inseparable part of the wider workplace culture.
Written By: - Date published: 8:13 am, December 7th, 2017 - 30 comments
The latest Progress in International Reading Literacy Study results suggests that National Standards has been a failure.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, December 6th, 2017 - 87 comments
Ok, so I know I’m rather late to the party on this but I figured that equality is timeless and it would be a pity to resist using this bully pulpit I have access to now as a vehicle to advance my pet topics. So here goes. Back in October, Grant Robertson copped a little […]
Written By: - Date published: 1:09 pm, December 5th, 2017 - 83 comments
Jacinda Ardern has formally launched the Government’s free tertiary education policy.
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, December 3rd, 2017 - 190 comments
The text of an important speech from Phil Twyford where he talks about the 6th Labour Government’s plans for housing.
Written By: - Date published: 6:15 am, December 1st, 2017 - 119 comments
“Every New Zealander deserves a warm, healthy home to live in, and the Health Homes Guarantee Act will help ensure that”
Written By: - Date published: 1:34 pm, November 28th, 2017 - 159 comments
ffs NZ, get a grip. Then have a think about fairness and what kind of society we want.
Written By: - Date published: 7:49 am, November 28th, 2017 - 101 comments
The Tongan national league team has invigorated Auckland in a way I have not previously seen basically for nothing. Meanwhile Team New Zealand and the Americas Cup are demanding hundreds of millions of dollars for economic benefits that the recipients should be paying for.
Written By: - Date published: 1:32 pm, November 27th, 2017 - 49 comments
There have been some great artists face some appalling allegations. Would they have been as successful if their great crimes had been exposed?
Written By: - Date published: 8:41 am, November 24th, 2017 - 19 comments
Helen Kelly blogged four years ago why the deal that allowed Peter Whittall to walk free following the Pike River disaster was unjust and flawed. Yesterday the Supreme Court agreed.
Written By: - Date published: 8:35 am, November 20th, 2017 - 26 comments
Something slightly different. Congratulations to the Tongan and Fijian Rugby League teams for playing out of their skins beating the Kiwi league team and for having the most passionate fans.
Written By: - Date published: 8:47 am, November 17th, 2017 - 1 comment
Writer Sarah Wilson blogged about her experience of the recent Nethui event, looking at Nethui itself, corporate control and the internet, safety for kids, sex worker access to the net, disability access, the importance of digital inclusion and literacy, and the social/cultural consequences of the internet.
Written By: - Date published: 10:30 pm, November 15th, 2017 - 338 comments
What’s with the academic panic epidemic about China? Two in our media in the same week, referencing each other with vague warnings about the Chinese bogey. It’s not quite Lionel Terry in Haining Street again; more likely in my view a case of singing to someones else’s geopolitical tune. No prizes for guessing whose.
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: 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: 10:02 am, November 8th, 2017 - 13 comments
Andrew Little has announced that the Government will increase the payout to Teina Pora by adjusting for inflation and by paying costs on Pora’s successful judicial review of the previous Government’s decision.