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Poverty and the need to belong

Written By: - Date published: 8:03 am, October 25th, 2014 - 35 comments

I’ve read a couple of thought-provoking accounts of poverty lately. There are common themes – issues that the political right, which can only see “the poor” as separate from “us”, will never understand and acknowledge.

Nats stand up for loan sharks

Written By: - Date published: 10:15 am, July 22nd, 2010 - 85 comments

Disgraceful to see that National and Act have voted down Carol Beaumont’s moderate and sensible bill to take action against loan sharks.

All we got from National was weak spin and misdirection, while they sat there and committed to doing nothing. The result will be more Kiwis getting ripped off and abused.

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