Bulletin 15/2/2017

Summary:

It seems like Labour and the Greens are the only parties in the mood for an election.  Labour is attacking hard on National’s record on housing affordability, while Greens attack on the governments lack of progress on climate change.  @janlogie of the Greens is trying to introduce a bill for domestic violence victims to get paid leave, but is being blocked by National – National is likely going to end up the villain in this narrative.  The Greens are also attacking National’s inaction on climate change.

National seem intent on “staying positive”, tweeting only about nice things, but are starting to sound like they’re ignoring the problems- stuck in their own echo chamber, you might say.

ACT and New Zealand First are playing to their supporters, seemingly lacking the ambition to ever become mainstream parties.

 

Echo Chamber National:

Funding for youth development:

 

Phasing out carbon trading subsidies:

 

Apparently, trying to win elections is “dirty”:

 

On support for Kaikoura after the earthquakes:

 

Taxation law:

 

Fruit in schools:

 

Echo Chamber Labour:

On youth unemployment:

 

On the housing shortage:

 

On Kiwirail switching from electric to diesel:

 

Echo Chamber Green:

On paid leave for domestic violence victims:

 

On the housing shortage:

 

On climate change:

 

Echo Chamber New Zealand First:

On the government’s travel contract with Jetstar:

 

On foreign drivers, but let’s clarify that this isn’t about being anti-foreigners:

 

Echo Chamber Maori Party:

Nothing significant.

 

Echo Chamber ACT:

Let’s cut superannuation, during election year even:

 

Echo Chamber United Future:

Nothing significant.

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Author: sckchui

Aspiring author and armchair philosopher, I seek to understand the world, people, and myself. Through my writing, I seek also to share all that I've found.

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