Bulletin 3/5/2017

Summary:

National uses the signing of the pay equity settlement as a photo-op, while Labour and Greens point out that the unions had to fight the government through the courts for it.  Labour continues to press the Pike River Mine issue, and also talk about the cost of school enrolments.  The Greens bring up a range of environmental issues, including river quality and dairy farming, proposed coal mining on conservation land, and the proposed extraction of timber from conservation land.

National talks a bit of policy with Bill English making a major pre-budget speech.  Mostly talking up some favourable statistics, but also announcing new public service targets and social spending, cutting into Labour territory.

Echo Chamber National:

On the pay equity settlement:

Jobs numbers:

Pre-budget speech:

Public service targets and proposed spending:

Echo Chamber Labour:

On free school enrolments:

On the Pike River Mine:

On the pay equity settlement:

Labour candidates:

On health funding:

On poverty:

On housing:

Rebutting Bill English:

On youth employment:

Echo Chamber Green:

On coal mining in conservation land:

On river quality and dairy farming:

On the pay equity settlement:

On timber extraction from conservation land:

On health funding:

On poverty:

Echo Chamber New Zealand First:

More police:

Echo Chamber Maori Party:

Nothing significant.

Echo Chamber ACT:

On mergers and monopolies:

Echo Chamber United Future:

Nothing significant.

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