Written By: - Date published: 7:39 am, January 29th, 2018 - 92 comments
In his State of the Planet speech, James Shaw lays out the Green Party’s bold vision and plan for a truly sustainable economy to replace the crumbling architecture of the last 30 years.
(image from Kate Raworth’s Doughnut Economics)
Written By: - Date published: 8:56 am, February 8th, 2017 - 61 comments
“The absence of any meaningful progress in reducing child poverty rates over the past decade—and the lack of interest by Government in using welfare and income support programmes to do so—points to wilful indifference toward the long-term personal and social impacts of this avoidable harm.”
Written By: - Date published: 4:38 pm, February 2nd, 2017 - 26 comments
Fair to say that Bill English’s “big” policy announcement today was a total flop.
Written By: - Date published: 1:30 pm, January 29th, 2017 - 121 comments
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Updated with speeches
Written By: - Date published: 8:24 pm, January 27th, 2017 - 77 comments
Be part of the movement to change the Government.
Written By: - Date published: 10:17 am, January 29th, 2015 - 19 comments
The Herald’s coverage of yesterday’s speeches gives us the opposite extremes of journalism. But the headline slot goes to the superficialities of the game, and spinning for their man Key at all costs.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, January 19th, 2015 - 94 comments
Andrew Little will give his state of the nation speech on 28 January. What can we expect to see in it?
Written By: - Date published: 10:41 am, February 21st, 2011 - 23 comments
The Salvation Army has a Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit that comes out with some very well researched material. Their State of the Nation is compelling reading and their fear of the government’s welfare proposals coming out tomorrow speaks volumes.
Written By: - Date published: 12:04 pm, January 26th, 2011 - 158 comments
So John Key’s great bit of policy for the election is to sell off the family jewels. Generations of New Zealanders have built up these assets, and now, like in the 90s, National intend to flick them off to foreign investors, and drain the country’s wealth.