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Kiwis Left in the Dark over Interest Deductibility Rules — The BFD

The new rules relating to mortgage interest deductibility, cunningly renamed the Interest Limitation Rules, are due to come into force on 1 October without a proper explanation of how they will even work in practice, National’s Shadow Treasurer Andrew Bayly says. “Over the past year the only information shared with New Zealanders about how the…

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‘Conversion Therapy’ Bill Will Restrict Personal Autonomy – Legal Opinion — Family First NZ

Media Release 29 August 2021 Family First NZ has released a legal opinion on the proposed law to ban ‘conversion therapy’ bill which says that the bill will have a ‘chilling effect’ on freedom of … ‘Conversion Therapy’ Bill Will Restrict Personal Autonomy – Legal Opinion Read More » The post ‘Conversion Therapy’ Bill Will…

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I Don’t Think They’re Listening, Jacinda — The BFD

As BFD readers will be aware, PM Jacinda Ardern recently implored the Taliban to respect women. Her government also forked out a cool few million in taxpayers’ money to Afghanistan. But it seems that the Taliban are likely to give up their misogynistic cruelty some time after another beneficiary of Ardern’s largesse, the Mongrel Mob,…

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Rutherford says blackouts no surprise — Kiwiblog

Hamish Rutherford writes: Monday night’s rolling blackouts were far from the first sign that New Zealand’s electricity system is struggling to cope, but it does take the issue to a whole new level.With the Government squarely blaming the problems on commercial decisions of the electricity generators, the sector faces increasing risk of a shake-up.“If we are…

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The Thorny Hate-Speech Debate Sorts Sheep from Goats — The BFD

Graham Adamsdemocracyproject.nz Graham Adams is a journalist, columnist and reviewer who has written for many of the country’s media outlets including Metro, North & South, Noted, The Spinoff and Newsroom The hate-speech debate is quickly becoming an arena where reputations go to die. Kris Faafoi, the Minister of Justice, learned that dismal lesson the hard…

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Improvements Needed on Conversion Bil — The BFD

National is on board with the core intent of the Conversion Practices Prohibition Bill, however, we would need to see an amendment in order to support it, National’s Justice spokesperson Simon Bridges says. “Minister Kris Faafoi’s interview with Heather du Plessis-Allan in which he was unable to rule out prosecutions for parents has caused alarm…

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Kiwis Should Be Frustrated with Labour’s Spending Priorities — The BFD

The projects Labour is choosing to spend hard earned taxpayer money on speaks volumes around its priorities, National’s Finance spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “Kiwis across the country dealing with potholes and unsafe roads, and Aucklanders sitting in deadlocked traffic, would’ve questioned the reasoning behind investing $785 million on a cycle bridge that will only benefit…

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Why Does Labour Always Wait until It’s a Crisis? — The BFD

Dr James McDowallACT Immigration spokesperson The Labour Party has left business owners in a state of distress for far longer than was necessary with some going to the wall or suffering from mental health problems as a result of the Government preventing workers from coming here. ACT welcomes RSE workers from Tonga, Vanuatu and Samoa…

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ACT’s Law and Order policy — Kiwiblog

ACT have released their draft law and order policy. Safe to assume that unlike Labour, funding the Mongrel Mob is not part of their policy. Their key points are: Introduce Gang Injunction Orders based on the UK ones introduce in 2009Ban gang members on welfare benefits from spending the benefit money on alcohol, gambling or…

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Govt funded Mob leader on suspended sentence for weapon charge — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: A Mongrel Mob leader of a drug rehabilitation programme which got $2.75 million from the Government is subject to a six-month suspended sentence for a stun gun found after a police search at his home.A stun gun constructed to look like a torch was found in the bedside drawer of Central Hawke’s…

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Demand the Debate — The BFD

Judith CollinsNational Party Leader New Zealanders are being left out of important decisions by the Labour Government as they continue to make policy announcements that were never campaigned on and will have a significant impact on New Zealanders. From the Car Tax, cancelling promised infrastructure projects, the $785m Auckland cycle bridge, rushed law changes to…

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Labour Blocks Inquiry into Mental Health Facilities — The BFD

In a predictable but disappointing move Labour yesterday blocked an inquiry into the slow roll out of mental health facilities, National’s Mental Health spokesperson Matt Doocey says. “Both Labour and National have criticised how long it’s taking to get a shovel in the ground and build these 15 new inpatient mental health facilities, but it’s…

via Labour Blocks Inquiry into Mental Health Facilities — The BFD

Minimal Change in Child Poverty Targets as Cost of Living Bites — The BFD

The Labour Government’s reset of poverty targets three years later describes an admission of policy failure under rising costs, especially housing, National’s Children spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “Of the three targets that the Government has announced, the new ‘before-housing-costs target is unchanged from three years ago, the ‘after-housing-costs’ targets is moderately changed and the ‘children experiencing…

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Confusion and lies on hate speech law — Kiwiblog

First have a look at the Minister of Justice. Watch the Justice Minister try to explain what speech will be targeted by Labour’s new hate speech laws. pic.twitter.com/oDIjj3kscI— David Seymour (@dbseymour) June 26, 2021Faafoi doesn’t rule out millennials could be convicted of hate speech if they say they hate boomers for keeping house prices high.…

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Hate Speech Laws – We will not be silenced — Right to Life New Zealand

Media Release 26 June 2021 Right to Life believes that the Labour government has made a fatal mistake in pushing ahead to criminalise hate speech. We believe that the laws being proposed will cost Labour the 2023 election. Other than speech that constitutes libel and words that directly incite violence or public harm which are…

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Call the Proposed Hate Speech Law What It Is – Group Protection Law — The BFD

It’s hardly surprising that Muslims see the proposed new hate speech laws as a blanket protection from future verbal abuse. The proposed law will be very useful for warding off critics of Islam as well as those who insult them because, under the proposed new hate speech law, they could be punished with three years…

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41% Of Offenders Not Completing Te Pae Oranga — The BFD

Labour’s Te Pae Oranga programme is failing to hold offenders to account with 59% of people being sent to the alternative justice panels failing to complete the programme, National’s Police spokesperson Simeon Brown says. “Alternative resolutions have a place for low level offending, however the Government also needs to ensure people who are referred…

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Labour’s Car Tax Another Tax Grab — The BFD

Transport Minister Michael Wood has reluctantly admitted that while he plans to halt his car subsidy if too much money is paid out, he has no similar measure to make sure his policy doesn’t turn into a tax grab, National’s Transport spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “How is it fair that under Labour’s Car Tax the…

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Co-governance Has to Stop — The BFD

David SeymourACT Leader David Seymour. Another co-governance plan, this time for South Island water is yet another example co-governance structures put in place by both National and Labour Governments. A plan from the Labour Government to transfer 50 per cent of publicly-owned water assets in the South Island to Ngai Tahu is no different to…

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More Kindness, Labour Breaks Another Promise — The BFD

Jacinda Ardern promised us kindness. Instead, we get meanness. Jacinda Ardern pledged that she would solve the housing crisis. It has only got worse. She also promised light rail to Mt Roskill by 2021. Instead we’ve got nothing. The promised delivery of 100,000 Kiwibuild homes has become a sad joke. Now we find out that…

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The wellbeing budget that sank — Kiwiblog

Tess McClure writes in The Guardian: Next month will mark two years since Arden’s Labour government introduced its first “wellbeing budget”, which, rather than bowing to economic metrics such as GDP, used a much broader range of outcomes, including human health, safety and flourishing, to assess the success of policies. The move was greeted with…

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Government Plans to Please No One — The BFD

As I pointed out in my previous article there is a primary reason why this Government is one of the worst achieving in a lifetime. They have gone from a transformational narrative to a govern for all narrative. Governing for all simply results in nothing getting done as in practice it is impossible. Whatever decisions…

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Labour’s priority – put up taxes before Christmas! — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: The Government’s income tax changes will be legislated before Christmas and come into force on April 1 next year.Labour campaigned on creating a new tax bracket for income earned over $180,000. The party proposed to tax income earned above $180,000 at 39 per cent. New Zealand is still in a recession and Labour’s priority…

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The Labour/Green deal — Kiwiblog

The Greens have accepted the paltry offering from Labour, because it is basically better than nothing. But it is pretty minor. The key aspects are: Greens will vote for or abstain on confidence and supplyGreens will vote with Labour on procedural motions in the House and select committees, except urgencyMarama Davidson is made Minister for…

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Labour and Greens want to make Parliament less proportional — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: A maximum four-year parliamentary term, lowering the five per cent threshold and abolishing the coat-tail rule could be on the way as part of the Labour-Greens cooperation agreement. A four year term is a great idea but must be decided by referendum, not MPs. There is a case to lower the 5% threshold, but…

via Labour and Greens want to make Parliament less proportional — Kiwiblog

Ministry of Health would decide if Minister of Health is prosecuted! — Kiwiblog

A reader writes in: I made a complaint to the NZ Police about the Minister of Health breaching the lockdown through the Police’s online COVID-19 L4 breach form on 3/4/20. This was the mountain biking incident.Having learned of David Clark’s second breach with a 20km drive to the beach several days later I personally rang…

via Ministry of Health would decide if Minister of Health is prosecuted! — Kiwiblog

The fight in Manurewa — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: The Labour Party has put the contested Manurewa candidate selection process on hold amid complaints about the process.Sitting MP Louisa Wall is being challenged by two others, lawyer Arena Williams and Ian Dunwoodie, who stood against Wall when she first won selection in 2011 after the retirement of George Hawkins.The selection had been…

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Louisa Wall About to Get Deselected by Labour — The BFD

 

A few weeks back David Farrar revealed that there was a move against Manurewa MP Louisa Wall. Presumably because she has the same problem as Stuart Nash and Damien O’Connor: she drinks beer, plays rugby and roots sheilas. He was right about the move but wrong about what is actually going on. Louisa Wall has…

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Labour’s election support by district under threat? — Your NZ

 

From Harry Jamieson@graveyjones5 The Labour party managed to form a coalition government after this election, making @jacindaardern the 2nd youngest PM in NZ history. They performed best in cities (Dunedin, Wellington, Nelson ect) as well as in rural areas with large Maori populations (East Coast). This excludes special votes but should be approximately the same. […]

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