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UNDRIP Consultation Follows Two Govts Plan — The BFD

Hobson’s Pledge Trust Consultation on the implementation in New Zealand of the United Nation’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People will start with Maori groups, Maori Development Minister Willie Jackson confirmed on Thursday. See More UNDRIP consultation Although he said the He Puapua plan for two governments under tribal control is not the Government’s plan, the fact that consultation with Maori groups will…

via UNDRIP Consultation Follows Two Govts Plan — The BFD

Half arsed apology, Ardern ‘reins in’ MPs, but Willie Jackson ‘hits back’ — Your NZ

Labour list MP Willie Jackson remains defiant despite a half arsed apology, after he was criticised for questioning how Māori Paula Bennett is. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was reported to have reined him in, but instead Jackson has ‘hit back’. For background see Labour Maori versus Paula Bennett continues. Jaskson was interviewed on RNZ yesterday morning […]

via Half arsed apology, Ardern ‘reins in’ MPs, but Willie Jackson ‘hits back’ — Your NZ

From one trougher to another — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Employment minister Willie Jackson knows how to keep his own snout fully submerged in the public trough because he’s been doing it for long enough. But endorsing another trougher goes beyond the pale. It emerged recently that Finance Minister Grant Robertson quietly retained the services of Sir Michael Cullen after the Tax Working Group had…

via From one trougher to another — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Meka Whaitiri inquiry report leaked, not definitive but damaging — Your NZ

Another leak, this time of the draft report that led to Labour MP Meka Whaitiri being dropped as a minister. So while Jacinda Ardern walks and talks on the world stage this is another problem she left behind still festering. Willie Jackson in the urgent debate on the sacking of Meka Whaitiri says the Labour […]

via Meka Whaitiri inquiry report leaked, not definitive but damaging — Your NZ

No Māori representation on Public Media Panel — Your NZ

National MP Nuk Korako has criticised the lack of Māori representation on a public broadcasting ministerial advisory group, and Associate Minister for Māori Development Willie Jackson hoped a Māori representative would be elected. Korako has hit a raw nerve claiming Labour is paying lip service when it comes to its commitment to Māori, with Minister […]

via No Māori representation on Public Media Panel — Your NZ

Below average response on average wage — Your NZ

Minister of Employment Willie Jackson got caught out with a basic question for his portfolio today in Parliament. The original question “Does he stand by his statement in the Manukau Courier, “for 9 years we’ve had Government policy which has offered up little more than lip service to job creation”; if so, can he confirm […]

via Below average response on average wage — Your NZ

Cracks in government ranks over work for the dole — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Labour are muscling up, despite the smiles from Jacinda Ardern, over work for the dole. Richard Harman at Politik reports: Employment Minister Willie Jackson says he shares Shane Jones’ passion to get Maori unemployment down and he has proposed a package of measures in a paper to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to address the issue.…

via Cracks in government ranks over work for the dole — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Gower gives Willie the Manukau hug

 

Patrick Gower gives Willie Jackson a full face Manukau hug aka “The Bash”. Willie Jackson has gone all “sooky-bubba” and made the Labour list announcement all about his fall. It is unfortunate because it should be about the rise of newcomer Willow-Jean Prime. Rather than Willie’s falling star, the story should be about Willow-Jean’s…

via Gower gives Willie the Manukau hug — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Labour Party list released

Following yesterday’s fracas where it seems that Willie Jackson tried to spit the dummy over his list placing and had it stuffed back into his mouth, and Sunday’s announcement that Sue Moroney was pulling out after the Labour council had ‘lost confidence’ in her, Labour have released their 2017 party list overnight. At least they […]

via Labour Party list released — Your NZ

Labour versus Maori/Mana continues

Labour seems to be ramping up it’s attacks on the Maori and Mana parties, especially through Willie Jackson who won’t have to attract votes of his own, but Marama Fox has returned a co-operative serve. List candidate Willie Jackson: GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – Courageous Move from Labour Māori MPs Congratulations to Labour’s Māori seat […]

via Labour versus Maori/Mana continues — Your NZ

Maori Party mocks Labour using Willie Jackson

You have to admire the rat cunning of The Shark with this exchange in the House yesterday: Switching support from one political party to the next has its downsides when past comments come back to haunt you. Labour’s latest recruit Willie Jackson, who spent much of his time cheering on the Maori Party’s waka before boarding the…

via Maori Party mocks Labour using Willie Jackson — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Kaupapa Maori, socialism and Bob Marley — Your NZ

A curious post by Willie Jackson at The Daily Blog, with some very mixed messages: Kaupapa Maori is the new Kiwi socialism Kaupapa Maori is a way to value each and every person in New Zealand while ensuring the basic question of their welfare is central to any decision making process. The way our welfare […]

via Kaupapa Maori, socialism and Bob Marley — Your NZ

Andrew Little’s pet Willie Jackson clears another hurdle

Labour hopeful Willie Jackson has taken a step closer to being selected as a candidate after being granted a waiver under the party’s membership rules. President Nigel Haworth on Saturday said the ruling council had met and granted an exemption from the requirement for a candidate to have been a party member for at least…

via Andrew Little’s pet Willie Jackson clears another hurdle — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Really Vernon? How are they going to do that then?

Vernon Small writes: It may come as a surprise to some that Labour is still committed to its aim of achieving a a gender-balanced caucus after the next election. Because in light of recent events – not least leader Andrew Little’s shoulder-tapping of Willie Jackson, the recruitment of former police union boss Greg O’Connor and Paul…

via Really Vernon? How are they going to do that then? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Is the blokefest in the Labour Leader’s Office the problem?

A Labour Party activist commented to me the other day that they thought the Willie Jackson fiasco would have never happened if Andrew Little had any women in senior roles in his office. She said that a woman would have known instinctively that promising a high list place to a candidate who rape shamed a teenage…

via Is the blokefest in the Labour Leader’s Office the problem? — Kiwiblog

Phil Quin on what he has learned from Willie

Phil Quin blogs about what he has learned from Willie-gate: There’s a surreal quality watching the Willie Jackson kerfuffle from afar (a snowy New York, as it happens). Apparently, Chris Trotter posits, Labour is going to lose the election because the Labour spokesperson on family violence expressed disquiet at the prospective elevation of Willie Jackson,…

via Phil Quin on what he has learned from Willie — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Hide on Little’s stinker week

Rodney Hide looks at Andrew Little’s stinker week: Spare a thought for Labour Leader Andrew Little. His week’s been a stinker. It started well. The pundits had been reporting a “good vibe”. It was more good news when it leaked that Little had poached Willie Jackson from the Maori Party. Pundits declared it “a deft…

via Hide on Little’s stinker week — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

There really isn’t any way Willie-gate can be spun as positive for Andrew Little

DPF over at Kiwiblog summarises “Here was a party that spent last week standing up to Trump and for progressive values, and this week we’re proposing to slot a right-wing, shock-jock into Parliament? We just want a party that puts forward Labour values every week of the year. “We want an inclusive big-tent party, but where…

via There really isn’t any way Willie-gate can be spun as positive for Andrew Little — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Is Little walking back his statements on charter schools?

It looks like Andrew Little may have had a call from the teacher unions. The other day, while defending Willie Jackson, he made this statement: Little clarified that Labour did not agree with the charter schools model including its provision for unregistered teachers and the ability not to adhere to the formal curriculum. However, it…

via Is Little walking back his statements on charter schools? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Andrew Little’s promise to Willie Jackson rings hollow

Andrew Little is dying in a ditch defending Willie Jackson, but at the same time, he is walking back his promises after an activist and caucus backlash. Labour leader Andrew Little said he would address internal ructions about Willie Jackson with his caucus today and indicated MP Poto Williams would be reprimanded for voicing her…

via Andrew Little’s promise to Willie Jackson rings hollow — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Young Labour vs Willie Jackson

An open letter from some members of Young Labour is asking Labour’s NZ Council to reject his application to be a candidate. They cite four grounds: Roastbusters Rape Apologist During the 2013 Roast Busters investigation Mr Jackson, along with his co-host John Tamihere, interviewed a young woman on their RadioLIVE show who was close to…

via Young Labour vs Willie Jackson — Kiwiblog

Labour MP attacks Jackson candidacy

Christchurch East MP Poto WIlliams has facebooked: As the Labour Party Spokesperson for Family and Sexual Violence, I am concerned that Willie Jackson is becoming a Labour Party candidate with a prominent ranking on the list. White Ribbon encourages everyone to break the silence around domestic violence by challenging comments and actions that are abusive…

via Labour MP attacks Jackson candidacy — Kiwiblog