Plenty left to do on human rights

Apr 2, 2015 Comments Off on Plenty left to do on human rights Barbara Ward

Labour is backing calls to have a Parliamentary Select Committee take responsibility for overseeing and monitoring human rights issues. “A just released three-year study into New Zealand’s track record on human rights, funded by the Law Society, makes uneasy reading,” Justice spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says. “It offers some very good reasons as to why the ...

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Real changes must come from CYF review

Apr 1, 2015 Comments Off on Real changes must come from CYF review Barbara Ward

A well-overdue revamp of Child, Youth and Family cannot be just another cost cutting exercise, Labour’s Children’s spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says. “Labour has been pushing for a review for some time. It was part of our policy at the election. “Any number of concerns have been raised, not only about ongoing resourcing issues, but also ...

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Alarm bells over disability support

Mar 19, 2015 Comments Off on Alarm bells over disability support 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 on Report sets out litany of mistakes 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 on Minister should talk to the hand that feeds 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 on Justice for Teina Pora long overdue 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 on Home For Life review called for 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 on Time to take real care of our kids Barbara Ward

25 February 2014 ...

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Hardship report highlights daily realities

Feb 11, 2015 Comments Off on Hardship report highlights daily realities 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 on Labour lends voice to teachers’ call to can library plan 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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