The Alliance has a new co leader. Continue reading
The Alliance Party has announced its party list for the 2011 election, which comprises a mix of first time candidates, more experienced activists, and also a former Alliance MP.
There are fourteen list candidates, five of whom are also standing in electorates in both North and South Islands.
The Alliance Party has announced four more electorate candidates for the 2011 general election. Continue reading
The Alliance Party has selected former MP Kevin Campbell as their candidate for the south Christchurch electorate of Wigram.
The surprise move will liven things up in the race for the electorate, which has been held by retiring MP Jim Anderton since 1990 as a NewLabour, Alliance and Progressive seat. Continue reading
Representatives of many supporting groups and unions attended the presentation of the Tax Justice petition to take GST off food and introduce a financial transactions tax, at Parliament Buildings in Wellington today.
The petition was received by Labour MP Su’a William Sio, and attended by Green and Mana MPs.
The Tax Justice campaign is a joint initiative of the Alliance Party and Socialist Worker.
A petition signed by 40 000 New Zealanders asking for GST to be removed from food will be presented at Parliament at noon tomorrow Tuesday 16 August 2011.
The petition also requests that a financial transactions tax – sometimes referred to as a “Robin Hood Tax” or “Hone Heke Tax” – be introduced, which would cover the cost of removing GST from food. Continue reading
40,000 signatures calling for GST to be removed from food and a tax placed on financial speculation instead will be presented to Parliament at 12 noon on Tuesday 16 August. Continue reading