- #1657483Hero42MemberMember since: July 18, 2008
Replies: 11034Hero42 December 7, 2017 at 5:35 pm
I think stirring as surely everyone knows the Students Union is for tertiary students
Or maybe mommabear is just trying to be funny
Cheers 🙂#1657498mommabear70MemberMember since: February 20, 2017
Replies: 1168mommabear70 December 7, 2017 at 7:27 pm
Hero42, actually I didn’t know that.
I’m sure there are many things you don’t know too.#1657503mommabear70MemberMember since: February 20, 2017
Replies: 1168mommabear70 December 7, 2017 at 7:49 pm
Another day, another flip flop.
Greens back down on abolishing all benefit sanctions.#1657508arandarMemberMember since: November 23, 2009
Replies: 10364arandar December 7, 2017 at 9:29 pm
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🏄🏽♀️#1657539drlivingstoneMemberMember since: October 22, 2006
Replies: 34938drlivingstone December 8, 2017 at 7:24 am
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?
Peoples Republic Of Christchurch#1657588lilith7MemberMember since: April 9, 2017
Replies: 1414lilith7 December 8, 2017 at 1:18 pm
That’s because he is an idiot. A nasty one.
Agreed.#1657620halcyon December 8, 2017 at 3:52 pm
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.#1657622Hero42MemberMember since: July 18, 2008
Replies: 11034Hero42 December 8, 2017 at 4:12 pm
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 🙂#1657635halcyon December 8, 2017 at 5:26 pm
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.
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