Bulletin 29/6/2017

Summary:

National talks about their compulsory computing education and expanded home insulation subsidy.  Greens propose bill to make the establishment of Maori wards in local government more fair, but it gets voted down by National and New Zealand First.  Labour announces their employment policy, with increases to the minimum wage and other pro-worker provisions.

 

Echo Chamber National:

On expunging historic homosexuality convictions:

 

On computing education:

 

On insulation subsidy:

 

Echo Chamber Labour:

On healthcare:

 

On Point England development:

 

On the Education council:

 

Employment policy:

 

Echo Chamber Green:

On Maori wards in local government:

 

On transport:

 

On water quality:

 

On housing:

 

Echo Chamber New Zealand First:

Nothing significant.

 

Echo Chamber Maori Party:

Nothing significant.

 

Echo Chamber ACT:

Privatise more public land:

 

(!) There’s no explanation of where the “$16 billion” figure came from.  Figures from the IRD (https://taxpolicy.ird.govt.nz/sites/default/files/news/2017-05-25-budget-2017-2-fact-sheet-1-family-incomes-package.docx , Table 2) show the combined accommodation supplement and benefit to be less than $2 billion over 4 years:

 

Echo Chamber United Future:

Nothing significant.

 

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