Labour’s Congress 2017

Written By: - Date published: 12:41 pm, May 13th, 2017 - 15 comments
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Greetings to all those attending Labour’s Congress in Wellington! Have a great one…

15 comments on “Labour’s Congress 2017”

  1. Red 1

    Grant Robertson says immigration debate about policy not immigrants.
    “Anyone who makes it about immigrants or race must be called out”

    I guess he needs call out his leader and housing spokesmen then

    • Really ? … I thought the issue was more about foreigners helping to add to the speculative housing bubble in New Zealand , – and creating conditions whereby NZ family’s sleep in cars and pay exorbitant rents for living in a garage.

      And highlighting the same sort of ‘ pander to the landed gentry ‘ motives National had with bringing in cheap immigrant labour to put downwards pressure on New Zealand workers wages.

      • Bill 1.1.1

        If immigration isn’t about immigrants, then it has to be about property speculators and labour law.

        Is that what Labour are now talking about?

        Because last time I paid any attention, it wasn’t. Last time I paid any attention it was about foreign property speculators and foreigners taking kiwi’s jobs ( ie – the Chinese surname bullshit and something about kiwis preparing Chinese cuisine)

  2. saveNZ 2

    @ RED, Apparently NZ population grew 100,000+ last year and more than 70% of it deliberate National policy. If you haven’t been to Auckland then I suggest you allow hours to get around because you can’t add hundreds of thousands more people in the last 8 years (many of them low waged for Bill English dream of NZ being a low wage economy competing against the 3rd world), and not have a functioning public transport system.

    And nor are we even going to get one under the Natz look at their train scams – 7 out of 9 trains they order not functioning????

  3. Ad 3

    A non-controversial and unified Labour Party conference delivering coherent policy.

    Couldn’t ask for anything more from it.

  4. Michael 4

    I guess Labour’s given up on Winston as a coalition partner then?

  5. newsense 5

    anyone say goodbye to Sue Moroney, and the model of a relatively humble and genuine MP working to make the country better by building cross party and broad support for a good and useful idea?

    Someone who forced the government to change its policy and to use the odd instrument of the financial veto to avoid embarrassment?

    Have to wait and see how this next crop can measure themselves against this measuring stick.

    Annette King and Sure Moroney gone.

    That’s a lot of heft for Megan Woods, Carmel Sepuloni, Willow-Jean Prime, Nanaia Mahuta and Priyanca Radhakrishnan, and hopefully Deborah Russell to pick up.

    Hope they haven’t gone too far the other way in the name of renewal! Blinglish has been finance minister and now PM and Nick Smith is still around distracting fire from his more photogenic colleagues.

    Anyway- onwards onwards and do it right!

    • Craig H 5.1

      Annette King had a special farewell, and all retiring MPs were acknowledged and thanked in Andrew’s speech.

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