The Alliance Party has congratulated David Cunliffe on his election as Labour Party leader.
Alliance Party co-leader Kevin Campbell says his previous experience as an MP working alongside newly elected Labour Party leader David Cunliffe gives him confidence in the potential for a Labour-led Government by the end of next year. Continue reading
The Alliance Party is backing the National Day of Action against Asset Sales this Saturday 27 April.
Alliance Party co-leader Kay Murray says that the Government’s sell off of public assets is losing momentum and it was vital for New Zealanders to make their opposition known. Continue reading
The Alliance Party says the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) could lock New Zealand into a future where economic and political decisions are made by and for a small elite.
Negotiators having been working on this trade deal since 2007 and met in Auckland this week to have another go at hammering out an agreement.
Alliance Party co-leader Kay Murray says we should not be so naïve as to imagine that anything good for New Zealanders will come out of the TPPA. Continue reading
The Alliance Party is appalled but unsurprised at KiwiRail’s announcement that they are to close Dunedin’s Hillside Workshops, making 90 workers redundant.
“We don’t accept this decision,” says Alliance Party co leader and former South Dunedin candidate Kay Murray.
Ms Murray says the Government must intervene right now to demand that KiwiRail keep Hillside workshop open and build their rolling stock there.
She says it is not too late to save Hillside if the political will is there. Continue reading
More New Zealanders will go cold if the National Government is allowed to sell shares in our power companies.
Providing New Zealanders with affordable and reliable electricity would be secondary to providing shareholders with the maximum return on their investment. The asset sales plans have understandably met with massive opposition from New Zealanders.
Now these plans have been delayed, and are looking even more shaky and shonky.
This is the time to make sure that asset sales, including our power companies, are stopped for good. Continue reading
The Alliance thanks all our members and supporters for their help in the 2011 election campaign, the seventh general election the Alliance has contested.
It wasn’t a good result for a fairer New Zealand. Our social problems and economic insecurity will continue to grow over the next three years.
Up to a million New Zealanders did not vote. This is a crisis of democracy when people in a democratic society do not believe their voice matters or counts.
Let’s continue to work together for a truly democratic society. Jobs, health, education and housing are still issues that are important for most people.
We hope you will join us as we can only achieve a better world by working together.
The Alliance Party is calling for a major overhaul of New Zealand’s taxation system to assist low to middle income earners, and to pay for free access to high quality public goods including health and education. Continue reading
Child poverty is a political issue but children can’t employ political lobbyists and children don’t get to vote, says Alliance Party co-leader Kay Murray. Continue reading
The Alliance Party says the closure of the Bruce Woollen Mill, formerly the Alliance Mill, is a sad day for Milton and Otago.