Alarm bells over disability support

Mar 19, 2015 Comments Off Barbara Ward

Jacinda ARDERN Children’s Spokesperson 19 March 2015 ...

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Report sets out litany of mistakes

Mar 19, 2015 Comments Off Barbara Ward

Jacinda ARDERN Justice Spokesperson 19 March 2015 ...

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Minister should talk to the hand that feeds

Mar 16, 2015 Comments Off Barbara Ward

Minister should talk to the hand that feeds Craig Foss needs to leave his office and consult with those most affected by over-the-top ACC levies – small businesses, Labour’s spokesperson for the sector Jacinda Ardern says. “The Government has its own Small Business Development Group whose purpose, according to its website, is to ‘advise Government ...

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Justice for Teina Pora long overdue

Mar 4, 2015 Comments Off Barbara Ward

3 March 2014 MEDIA STATEMENT Justice for Teina Pora long overdue ...

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Home For Life review called for

Mar 2, 2015 Comments Off Barbara Ward

8 February 2014 MEDIA STATEMENT Home For Life review called for ...

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Time to take real care of our kids

Feb 25, 2015 Comments Off Barbara Ward

25 February 2014 ...

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Hardship report highlights daily realities

Feb 11, 2015 Comments Off Barbara Ward

A new Salvation Army report provides compelling evidence of the Government’s lack of progress in tackling New Zealand’s appalling rates of violence against children, Labour’s Children’s spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says. “The eighth ‘State of the Nation’ report once again highlights the absence of leadership on vital social issues that have a significant impact on New Zealand ...

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Labour lends voice to teachers’ call to can library plan

Feb 4, 2015 Comments Off Barbara Ward

Labour is calling on the Government to reverse a decision to cut teacher and student access to specialist non-fiction National Library books amid fears it will have a detrimental effect on learning, especially for smaller schools and those that do not have full access to online resources. The Government is getting rid of the current print ...

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Perception everything when it comes to corruption

Dec 4, 2014 Comments Off Barbara Ward

Transparency International’s latest report that shows New Zealand’s reputation as one of the least corrupt countries has taken a hit is a timely warning about becoming too complacent, Labour’s Justice spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says. The Corruption Perceptions Index 2014 ranks the degree to which corruption is perceived to exist among public officials and politicians of ...

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Second Child Poverty Monitor another call for a new direction

Dec 2, 2014 Comments Off Barbara Ward

The Children's Commissioner’s second Child Poverty Monitor is a further call for parties across the political divide to cooperate on finding solutions to child poverty, Labour's Children's spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says. “Today’s report shows that not only is the number of children living in severe poverty still shamefully high, but that poverty-related conditions continue to ...

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