The New Zealand Governments War on the Poor Continues in 2016

Press Release: Auckland Action Against Poverty. Nats lose plot with incoherent & racist state housing initiative

Paula Bennett appears to have suffered major plot loss over the summer with a brand new policy aimed at pushing the poor out of Auckland and into the provincial South Island.

“The latest step in National’s ongoing war on the poor is both incoherent and racist,” says Auckland Action Against Poverty spokesperson Sue Bradford.

“In a surprise statement released this morning Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says the Government plans to offer cash incentives to prospective state house tenants willing to move from Auckland to regions where state houses lie vacant.

“Oamaru and Ashburton were given a special mention as likely destinations, of particular interest to Pasifika families on the state house waiting list.

Police take a year to disclose secret search of activists’ home

In the last 7 years of a corrupt John Key lead National government New Zealand has seen search and surveillance laws ramped up to protect New Zealanders from all of the terrorists. So far the only people who have had these laws and Orwellian powers used against them appear to be political activists who oppose the government and journalists who oppose the government.

Keith Locke writes on The Daily Blog about the innocent Takaka couple who were repeatedly violated by John Keys private army the NZ Police.

Govt not welcome to Waitangi if TPPA is signed

Ngāpuhi kaumātua and spokesperson for Te Tii Marae says the Government will not be welcome at Waitangi if a proposal to sign the TPPA goes ahead on the week of the nation’s celebrations next month. He says the lack of proper consultation with Māori means they have been left in the dark.

This is NZ today, corrupt government and corrupt police building a fascist police state.

The government, under the rule of corrupt liar Prime Minister John Key has been steadily eroding civil liberties and rights in this once free and happy country. Under John Key we have seen police raids against journalists critical of his criminal organisation and a war on journalism in general focussed mainly on any journalist that has spoken against the corrupt National Party or the thug criminal who leads it.

Now we learn of secret Police raids on innocent people where DNA samples were secretly stolen from their home. We can only expect things like this to get worse in this country as the criminals in government are about to sign away our sovereignty to multi national corporate pirates and criminal banker filth.

The Deeper, Uglier Side of TPP

Kia kaha, Helen Kelly

"Helen Kelly is fighting for the rights of others to the very end," reads a comment under Life and Death and Cannabis, the trade union leader's new post at The Standard. And yes, she really is.

Kelly is taking cannabis oil to help manage the pain associated with terminal cancer. She knows she is in breach of the criminal law – and she knows she is not alone. She also knows she has the ability to speak frankly about it where others may not

Why has NZ society become so hard-hearted?

Recently a group that brings together various organisations concerned with poverty and inequality in New Zealand society sent out an invitation.

The Equality Network announced a day hui in March on the theme "Talking so that people will listen". Some of New Zealand's most indefatigable campaigners against poverty and injustice have issued the invitation.

Trans-Pacific Partnership will barely benefit Australia, says World Bank report

Australia stands to gain almost nothing from the mega trade deal sealed with 11 other nations including United States, Japan, and Singapore, the first comprehensive economic analysis finds.

Prepared by staff from the World Bank, the study says the so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership would boost Australia's economy by just 0.7 per cent by the year 2030.

Bystanders ignore elderly fall victim in Levin street

This is New Zealand today. A callous, selfish and greedy society. "I've got mine fuck you" is the National Party philosophy and it has wrecked this once great country.

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