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100 Plus Serious Criminals Walking Free is Not Justice

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

100 Plus Serious Criminals Walking Free is Not Justice Reports that over 100 serious criminals have escaped justice in South Auckland demands urgent answers from National Cabinet Ministers Paula Bennett, Amy Adams and Chris Finlayson, says New Zealand … Read more »

Making Waitākere Ranges a national park will not help kauri

Press Release – Auckland Council

Local board says making Waitkere Ranges a national park will not help kauri more funding will Read more »

Social Worker Registration Costs a Concern

Press Release – Social Service Providers Aotearoa

Social Service Providers Aotearoa national manager Brenda Pilott has welcomed the Social Worker Registration Bill being referred to a select committee. The Bill had its first reading on the last sitting day of Parliament. Read more »

UBI could increase human well-being and help save the planet

Article – Joseph Cederwall

Anthropologist Jason Hickel believes basic income could be part of the solution to this problem of the pervasiveness of the growth mentality. He presents UBI as forming part of a strategy of “planned de-growth,” which he believes will “increase … Read more »

ANZASW expresses its appreciation of Turei’s contribution

Press Release – Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers wishes to place on record its appreciation of Metiria Tureis contribution, both at the political and grassroots level. Throughout her 15 years in Parliament Metiria has been an advocate for the … Read more »

Mandatory Social Worker Registration Bill

Press Release – Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The ANZASW President, Shannon Pakura, is delighted that the Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill has successfully passed First Reading today and has been referred to Social Services Select Committee. Read more »

Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill passes first reading Mandatory registration for social workers is a step closer today with the Bill passing its first reading in Parliament, says Minister for Social Development and Minister for Children Anne … Read more »

Oranga Tamariki’s staff exodus

Press Release – Public Service Association

The number of social workers leaving Child, Youth and Family during the formation of Oranga Tamariki was largely down to the expertise of long-serving staff being ignored in the review process and a costly and wasteful Expert Advisory Panel (EAP) … Read more »

NZ’s digital divide now on display

Press Release – InternetNZ

A new map that clearly shows where digital divides exist in New Zealand is now available. InternetNZ has teamed up with the 20/20 Trust to build an interactive map called the Digital Divide Map – which shows the different digital divides facing New Zealanders … Read more »

StatisticsNZ Confirms Economy Treading Water

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 17 AUGUST 2017 StatisticsNZ Confirms Economy Treading Water Read more »

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