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    Profile photo of Hero42Hero42
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    Hero42

    Henri
    I think stirring as surely everyone knows the Students Union is for tertiary students
    Or maybe mommabear is just trying to be funny

    Cheers 🙂

    #1657498
    Profile photo of mommabear70mommabear70
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    mommabear70

    Hero42, actually I didn’t know that.
    I’m sure there are many things you don’t know too.

    #1657503
    Profile photo of mommabear70mommabear70
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    mommabear70

    Another day, another flip flop.
    Greens back down on abolishing all benefit sanctions.

    #1657508
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    arandar

    It’s probably okay for the social welfare system to have a carrot and a stick so long as the carrot is the goto and the stick used only when everything else fails.

    The problem is that when National leads our governments, the carrots, when they’re even in stock, are limp and mouldy and have to be dug from the sludge in the bottom of the vege bin but oh, that stick!  It’s a beauty; big and heavy and shiny from much use.

    🌊Arandar🏄🏽‍♀️

    #1657539
    Profile photo of drlivingstonedrlivingstone
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    drlivingstone

    Why did The National Government scrap a  baseline funding grant to The RSA  Of $250,000 per year?Were they another group like Womans Refuge who spoke out?

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

    #1657588
    Profile photo of lilith7lilith7
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    lilith7

    That’s because he is an idiot. A nasty one.

     

     

     

    Agreed.

    #1657620
    Profile photo of halcyonhalcyon
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    halcyon

    Did Joyce lie when he claimed there was an $11 billion hole in Labour’s pre-election budget?

    According to the media, the Police do not have money for the next pay round that will happen next year. The only increase in the Police budget was $440  million and that is to fund extra recruits.

    Somehow I think Joyce is smiling. His comments about the Labour’s budget related to funding for wage increases.

    There are 10 types of people. Those who understand binary and those who don't

    #1657622
    Profile photo of Hero42Hero42
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    Hero42

    Halycon
    That sounds more like the hole in National’s budget because that should have been allowed for in National’s last budget given than Labour haven’t announced their budget yet so the funding won’t have been moved yet.

    Cheers 🙂

    #1657635
    Profile photo of halcyonhalcyon
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    halcyon

    Hero, Labour knew that there would be movement in wages when they presented the costings for their policies. Joyce that that time identified that Labour had failed to build in additional expenditure to cover that movement.

    There is adequate money in the Police budget for the 2017-18 year that ends 31 March next year. The problem lies in the 2018-18 year. Labour are going to have to find additional money for wage movement that they should have predicted in their costings. Already there is a hole in their costings as Joyce predicted. Fortunately the tax take is predicted to exceed expectations this year. But there will need to be some trimming of other policies.

    Cheers

    😀

    There are 10 types of people. Those who understand binary and those who don't

    #1657798
    Profile photo of halcyonhalcyon
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    halcyon

    For those who prefer not to rely on the spin created by the media, the Briefings to Incoming Ministers  can be found on the following site.

    http://www.beehive.govt.nz/features,bims

    There are 10 types of people. Those who understand binary and those who don't

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