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Labour Party

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11th May 21, 3:47pm
Chris Hipkins softens his stance on the public sector wage freeze, committing to reviewing the guidance next year; Unions claim the Government has backed down a little more generally
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Chris Hipkins softens his stance on the public sector wage freeze, committing to reviewing the guidance next year; Unions claim the Government has backed down a little more generally
11th May 21, 3:47pm
10th May 21, 9:33am
Chris Trotter argues that Labour has thrown out the old Political Rule Book, and that the new game they’re playing is no longer called 'Democracy' but 'Holding On To Power At All Costs'
Chris Trotter argues that Labour has thrown out the old Political Rule Book, and that the new game they’re playing is no longer called 'Democracy' but 'Holding On To Power At All Costs'
10th May 21, 9:33am
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7th May 21, 1:13pm
Government to introduce legislation to enable workers to force employers to engage in collective bargaining; Unions over the moon; Businesses worried about compulsory participation
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Government to introduce legislation to enable workers to force employers to engage in collective bargaining; Unions over the moon; Businesses worried about compulsory participation
7th May 21, 1:13pm
18th Apr 21, 6:01am
A deep dive into what's causing wholesale electricity prices to soar and manufacturers curtail production
A deep dive into what's causing wholesale electricity prices to soar and manufacturers curtail production
18th Apr 21, 6:01am
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15th Apr 21, 12:01pm
Government considering speeding up implementation of its National Policy Statement for urban development
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Government considering speeding up implementation of its National Policy Statement for urban development
15th Apr 21, 12:01pm
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6th Apr 21, 4:00pm
Quarantine-free travel between New Zealand and Australia to begin on April 19
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Quarantine-free travel between New Zealand and Australia to begin on April 19
6th Apr 21, 4:00pm
5th Apr 21, 8:02am
Chris Trotter says equal opportunity misfortunes, experiences related much more closely to one’s location in the socio-economic power structure, may be more important than race in determining a life's economic success
Chris Trotter says equal opportunity misfortunes, experiences related much more closely to one’s location in the socio-economic power structure, may be more important than race in determining a life's economic success
5th Apr 21, 8:02am
31st Mar 21, 3:00pm
Transport Minister announces 'establishment unit' to 'progress this important city-shaping project'; concedes previous failed attempts to get project running didn't involve Aucklanders enough; decisions at end of this year
Transport Minister announces 'establishment unit' to 'progress this important city-shaping project'; concedes previous failed attempts to get project running didn't involve Aucklanders enough; decisions at end of this year
31st Mar 21, 3:00pm
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29th Mar 21, 5:23pm
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern indicates COVID-19 won't prevent a minimum wage hike next year
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern indicates COVID-19 won't prevent a minimum wage hike next year
29th Mar 21, 5:23pm
29th Mar 21, 8:00am
Chris Trotter probes the orthodox New Zealand Initiative's stinging attack on what it clearly regards as the Labour Government’s economic and political heresy
Chris Trotter probes the orthodox New Zealand Initiative's stinging attack on what it clearly regards as the Labour Government’s economic and political heresy
29th Mar 21, 8:00am
26th Mar 21, 1:36pm
Finance Minister Grant Robertson wants to consider further diversifying who provides the government with banking services; Major contracts up for renewal in 2023
Finance Minister Grant Robertson wants to consider further diversifying who provides the government with banking services; Major contracts up for renewal in 2023
26th Mar 21, 1:36pm
24th Mar 21, 9:04am
Budget 2021 to be delivered on May 20; Finance Minister recommits to striking a 'balance' between investing in public services and housing, while keeping a lid on debt
Budget 2021 to be delivered on May 20; Finance Minister recommits to striking a 'balance' between investing in public services and housing, while keeping a lid on debt
24th Mar 21, 9:04am
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23rd Mar 21, 3:46pm
Govt advised against changing interest deductibility rules; Meanwhile Treasury wanted a 20-year bright-line test and Inland Revenue didn't want a change to the status quo
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Govt advised against changing interest deductibility rules; Meanwhile Treasury wanted a 20-year bright-line test and Inland Revenue didn't want a change to the status quo
23rd Mar 21, 3:46pm
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23rd Mar 21, 9:00am
Housing policy package: Bright-line test extended, interest deductibility changed, caps on first home products lifted, more money set aside for supporting development
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Housing policy package: Bright-line test extended, interest deductibility changed, caps on first home products lifted, more money set aside for supporting development
23rd Mar 21, 9:00am
22nd Mar 21, 6:13pm
The wait for a trans-Tasman bubble continues, as the PM announces a commencement date will be unveiled on April 6
The wait for a trans-Tasman bubble continues, as the PM announces a commencement date will be unveiled on April 6
22nd Mar 21, 6:13pm
22nd Mar 21, 7:28am
Rumours of a prime-ministerial resignation may be intended to head-off something considerably more dramatic on the policy front, Chris Trotter suggests
Rumours of a prime-ministerial resignation may be intended to head-off something considerably more dramatic on the policy front, Chris Trotter suggests
22nd Mar 21, 7:28am
19th Mar 21, 9:50am
Govt signals plans to charge overseas tourists and visitors to natural hotspots more, but won't dish out more money to keep struggling tourism businesses afloat
Govt signals plans to charge overseas tourists and visitors to natural hotspots more, but won't dish out more money to keep struggling tourism businesses afloat
19th Mar 21, 9:50am
17th Mar 21, 7:57am
Government says next week's housing policy announcement will be part-stick, part-carrot to encourage investment beyond property; RBNZ calls for tax changes; Interest.co.nz considers some options
Government says next week's housing policy announcement will be part-stick, part-carrot to encourage investment beyond property; RBNZ calls for tax changes; Interest.co.nz considers some options
17th Mar 21, 7:57am
14th Mar 21, 6:01am
Gareth Vaughan looks at a rare occurrence of the National Party and the E tū union being on the same side against the Labour government, and why we should reframe the discussion on government spending
Gareth Vaughan looks at a rare occurrence of the National Party and the E tū union being on the same side against the Labour government, and why we should reframe the discussion on government spending
14th Mar 21, 6:01am
27th Feb 21, 9:02am
Lots of words, not much action - Jenée Tibshraeny on what making the RBNZ consider house prices means for you
Lots of words, not much action - Jenée Tibshraeny on what making the RBNZ consider house prices means for you
27th Feb 21, 9:02am
25th Feb 21, 6:54am
Inland Revenue estimates the average 'high wealth individual' in New Zealand pays 12% tax on all their income, including non-taxable capital gains
Inland Revenue estimates the average 'high wealth individual' in New Zealand pays 12% tax on all their income, including non-taxable capital gains
25th Feb 21, 6:54am
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24th Feb 21, 1:04pm
Government funding to community housing providers sees only 12 families benefit from progressive home ownership thus far
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Government funding to community housing providers sees only 12 families benefit from progressive home ownership thus far
24th Feb 21, 1:04pm
22nd Feb 21, 2:11pm
NZ will have to wait a couple more weeks to find out how the Govt plans to address the housing crisis, as the latest COVID-19 outbreak moves housing down the priority list
NZ will have to wait a couple more weeks to find out how the Govt plans to address the housing crisis, as the latest COVID-19 outbreak moves housing down the priority list
22nd Feb 21, 2:11pm
22nd Feb 21, 9:00am
Document reveals Treasury - like National - wanted the RBNZ to put conditions on its Funding for Lending Programme to direct cheap funding to businesses
Document reveals Treasury - like National - wanted the RBNZ to put conditions on its Funding for Lending Programme to direct cheap funding to businesses
22nd Feb 21, 9:00am
17th Feb 21, 4:58pm
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development believes stalled Government underwrite would help stimulate the construction sector and see more affordable houses built
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development believes stalled Government underwrite would help stimulate the construction sector and see more affordable houses built
17th Feb 21, 4:58pm

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