- #1658017drlivingstone December 11, 2017 at 5:34 pm
More important is the appointment of Adrian Orr as the new Reserve Bank Governor from March next year. He was recommended by full RBNZ Board and Minister Grant Robertson has confidence in his ability to be able to respond to the changes required. The Government has signalled. The markets soared but will probably settle .
Peoples Republic Of Christchurch#1658093lilith7MemberMember since: April 9, 2017
Replies: 2028lilith7 December 12, 2017 at 11:20 am
Its interesting that in some quarters the spin being put by opposition supporters on the govts wish to move to a more cooperative style of govt (which would benefit all parties) is that the ‘govt needs help!’
Still & all,if they need to claim that to save face,get away from the old adversarial style & learn new ways,then so be it.
Most will understand, & see it for the face-saving measure it is, & won’t much care as long as the opposition grasps this opportunity to better govern our country.
And radio news this morning featured Colin Craig of all people,claiming that a new right wing party might form a coalition & that people no longer trust ACT because its seen as part of National. 🙄
I’m not altogether sure people trust Colin Craig either,though.#1658115arandarMemberMember since: November 23, 2009
Replies: 10793arandar December 12, 2017 at 12:57 pm
I suspect we’ll see National assist another, probably socially Conservative party into being and quite soon.
We have a large number of socially conservative immigrants in this country now and there’s nowhere for them to go … after Colin Craig’s and Graham Capill’s feet of clay brought their parties into utter disrepute … but National needs that support.
Arandar#1658190Hero42MemberMember since: July 18, 2008
Replies: 12127Hero42 December 12, 2017 at 4:27 pm
Reading Hansard was very illuminating. Gerry Brownlee was on the wrong part of the Bill.
This from Chris Hipkins
“It is interesting that the largest and laziest Opposition in the history of the New Zealand Parliament doesn’t seem to want to make any contributions on the legislation that they themselves introduced into this House and that this Government is very proud—very proud—to be progressing through the committee this afternoon and later on into this evening.”
The other interesting point is that although the opposition claims the government were trying to filibuster the Bill the government were in fact trying to debate the content which the opposition didn’t want to do.
Cheers 🙂#1659054drlivingstone December 18, 2017 at 5:57 pm
Parliaments Cleaners and Cooks to be paid a Living Wage!
Peoples Republic Of Christchurch#1659061drlivingstone December 18, 2017 at 6:45 pm
Why has it taken so long.?
Peoples Republic Of Christchurch#1659095AnonymousMember since:
Replies: 2017Anonymous December 18, 2017 at 8:00 pm
yes drlivingstone, Parliament’s cleaning and catering staff have been given an early Christmas present by the new Government – a promise they’ll be paid the living wage (over time)
promisedbribed as an election ploy to get votes they’d get $450 or $700 to help heat their homes next winter.
Once in power, Labour decided to give them a little over half what they promised. How generous of them.#1659100drlivingstone December 18, 2017 at 8:30 pm
Sorry mommabear not up with your interpretation.Cheers 😀
Peoples Republic Of Christchurch#1659104doogieMemberMember since: March 27, 2006
Replies: 6407doogie December 18, 2017 at 8:59 pm
Goverments absolute commitment to NZ zero carbon emission by 2050 is now an aspirational goal as the reality of reching this goal einks in . Prime news tonight#1659310doogieMemberMember since: March 27, 2006
Replies: 6407doogie December 19, 2017 at 4:25 pm
A new Government and an old pproach to governing
First we have the 2050 zero carbon emission goal now spoken as an asperation as the realisation of its differculty to reach this goal sinks in.
Secondly after the PM saying there would be no superannuatants better or worse off from Nationals tax cuts by comparison with Labours winter heating subsidies there will now be a $290 shortfall as the introduction of the heating subsidies will be introduced late in winter
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