Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, January 20th, 2011 - 41 comments
Remember back when Labour was in power and the Right had this myth that dole numbers had only dropped because Labour had moved people to other benefits? It wasn’t true but that didn’t stop John Key saying it during one of the 2008 debates as he promised to get more people into work. Now, 2 years later, 83,879 more Kiwis are on benefits.
Written By: - Date published: 9:12 am, May 18th, 2010 - 46 comments
The Greens have released their alternative budget, â€œMind the Gap”. It focuses on the inequality between rich and poor in NZ (rightly called â€œthe scourge of modern societiesâ€). It’s great to see the Greens tackling this issue head on.
Written By: - Date published: 1:30 pm, June 25th, 2009 - 20 comments
John Key’s government has reacted to the thousands of job losses occurring each week in this country in much the same way a possum crossing a road reacts to headlights. Since over-promising and under-delivering with the Jobs Summit, they’ve been exposed as completely out of ideas. The dole queue is growing by 1100 each week, […]