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Youth Unemployment: Are we doing enough

Jun 15, 2011 No Comments ›› Jacinda Ardern

You come across a lot of numbers in politics. In fact, if we wanted to, we could probably speak entirely in statistics (and unfortunately sometimes we do.) But there is one number that has worried me just that little bit more than most: 77,000. That's the number of young people currently not in school, work, training ...

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Is Auckland’s Public Transport Broken?

Jun 7, 2011 No Comments ›› Jacinda Ardern

This year I made a discovery - it is, in fact, possible to get road rage without actually being on a road. I've decided to call it something else though: "appalling transport investment induced rage". It's not unique to me; I've seen it on the face of commuters, read it on transport blogs and heard it ...

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Should we retain MMP?

Jun 6, 2011 No Comments ›› Jacinda Ardern

I support MMP. That may seem like an obvious position to some; a bit like an army general saying they support conscription. I am, after all, a list Member of Parliament and I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for our system of proportional representation. But I would support MMP whether I was an electorate ...

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Where are the jobs?

May 26, 2011 No Comments ›› Jacinda Ardern

During Budget week, you’d expect the Government to talk about jobs. After all, if we’re to pull ourselves out of the $16billion deficit we’re currently in, we need a plan that puts more people into work. Unemployment is at 6.6%. In real terms, that’s 155,000 New Zealanders who are currently out of work. That’s almost double ...

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The future of our justice system

May 25, 2011 No Comments ›› Jacinda Ardern

Today I had the privilege of attending a seminar organised by the Henwood Trust on ‘Alternative Pathways to address our growing incarceration rate". We have one of the highest imprisonment rates in the world, astonishing given that we don’t have the comparably high rates of crime other countries do. So what do we do about it? ...

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