Posts Tagged ‘Chris Hipkins’

Stagnating progress on child poverty

Thursday, March 30th, 2023
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Prime Minister Chris Hipkins is known to dislike the nickname Chippy, a hangover from his student days. Given the way he has chewed through Jacinda Ardern’s old policies, maybe we should instead call him the Wood Chipper: big, gnarly policy offcuts are fed in, and out comes a handy pile of pie-related photoshoots and small-target Read more

Church studying faith-based redress Cabinet paper

Monday, August 15th, 2022

The Catholic Church’s group dealing with the Royal Commission into State and Faith-Based Care say it is studying a Cabinet paper released by Public Services Minister Chris Hipkins. Hipkins has plans to cut a 3000-strong waiting list of claimants of abuse in state care – such as children’s homes – by making “rapid payments”. Survivors Read more

Greeters not bouncers

Thursday, November 25th, 2021
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Church leaders are confused about how to implement the My Vaccine Pass – one sums it up saying “We are greeters – not bouncers”. From December 3, people wanting to attend church services, gatherings, hospitality events, gyms and those wanting to avail themselves of close contact businesses will need the My Vaccine Pass to prove Read more

Enforcing QR code scanning impossible for churches and businesses

Thursday, September 9th, 2021
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Parish churches and church event organisers are ‘off the hook’ after the Government, Tuesday, backed down on their forcing people to sign in to church events. Churches no longer have to police and enforce the ‘sign-in’ law. If someone refuses to scan in, there is no expectation or requirement for the business or location to Read more

6 principles for government response to Royal Commission

Monday, May 13th, 2019
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The government has agreed on six principles to guide how its agencies and the Crown respond to the Royal Commission into historical abuse in state care and in the care of faith-based institutions. The Minister for State Services, Chris Hipkins, said setting out the principles was an important step in rebuilding trust between the government Read more