Work and Income’s latest brainchild – work assessments for the disabled and people with medical conditions – is a perfect illustration of this government’s dogged determination to spend public money where it is least needed and starve funding from anything vaguely worthwhile. Continue reading
Solid Energy is going down the gurgler, NZ Post is trying to get out of delivering mail, KiwiRail is closing railway lines and ordering all its new stock from offshore, and Mighty River Power is throwing money at exploration work in Chile – $250 million to date and growing – desperate to find a viable geothermal field to exploit Chileans facing power price hikes because of drought conditions.
What do all these entities have in common? They’re all State Owned Enterprises working against the best interests of New Zealand. Continue reading
The Alliance Party is concerned about amount of misinformation circulating about the long term unemployment. It is time for a bit of honesty both from the government and employers. Continue reading
New Zealand is widely credited with being the first country in the world to introduce a social welfare system at the beginning of last century. Once again we are leading the way in welfare but this time not in a good way, the Alliance Party believes. We have become the first country to commission an actuarial valuation of our benefit system for working age adults. Continue reading
John Key’s latest plan to hound young unemployed people with “micro case management”, whatever that means, and other punitive measures, as a callous political stunt. Continue reading
The Alliance Party has highlighted how the person seeking to solve unemployment on behalf of the Government, is also on the Board of Directors of KiwiRail, whose recent decisions have led to the loss of skilled jobs.