Posts Tagged ‘Jacinda Ardern’

‘Children cannot wait’: Government slammed for ‘unjustifiably slow’ welfare reform Comments 0

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
child poverty

Child advocates are slamming the Government for its “unjustifiably slow” action on welfare reform, with a new report finding just four of 126 recommendations have been fully implemented. And it found none the 42 key recommendations made by the Welfare Expert Advisory Group early last year have been achieved almost two years later. The Child Read more

Jacinda disagrees with accusation of ‘unjustifiably slow’ welfare reform Comments 0

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

Jacinda Ardern says she disagrees with the accusation of “unjustifiably slow” welfare reform made by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). CPAG’s criticism of the Government’s response comes after more than 60 charities urged them to increase welfare payments in the lead-up to Christmas, which Ardern ruled out. Progress on welfare reform is being made, Read more

You can’t eat kindness Comments 0

Thursday, October 1st, 2020
kindness

Back in 2017, before Jacinda Ardern was sworn in as prime minister, she said she wanted the new government to be “empathetic and kind”. We’re all familiar with the “be kind” mantra, but I question its ability to achieve… well, anything. Ardern asked landlords to chill with raising their rent when the kind thing to Read more

Child poverty facts: PM ‘misleading’ Comments 0

Monday, September 28th, 2020
child poverty

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is refusing to take responsibility for the country’s damning social statistics; in particular child poverty. Amid the growing need for food banks and the accusation that Ardern, has done nothing to address the issue of child poverty, the Prime Minister told One News that she needs more than one term to Read more

Religion hate speech crackdown promised Comments 0

Thursday, September 24th, 2020
hate speech

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern is promising to crack down on hate speech and restrict free speech if she can govern alone after the election. She promised to include religion under legislation that deals with hate speech and discrimination. “In a modern New Zealand, everyone would agree no one should be discriminated for their religion. “It Read more

The racism behind NZ’s inaction in the Pacific Comments 0

Monday, September 21st, 2020
racism

In April 2018, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addressed the Paris Institute of Political Studies to talk about the impacts of climate change in the Pacific Islands and said: “We are a Pacific nation … New Zealand does not simply sit in the Pacific. We are the Pacific too, and we are doing our best to Read more

New Zealand’s dismal record on child poverty and the challenge to turn it around Comments 0

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
child poverty

The latest statistics on childhood poverty in New Zealand suggest that, on some key measures, things are worse than previously estimated. About one in six children (16% or 183,000) live below a before-housing-cost relative poverty measure, but that figure jumps to almost one in four (23% or 254,000) once housing costs are accounted for. And Read more

Jacinda nearly succeeded in humiliating us, a worshipping community Comments 0

Monday, May 18th, 2020

The Catholic parishes in Palmerston North, comprising the Holy Spirit Cathedral, Palmerston North, Our Lady of Lourdes and Foxton intended to live-stream Sunday Mass from the Cathedral. Under the current law, up to 10 people are permitted to make up the church service. With such a limitation, it became abundantly clear that the parishes would Read more

COVID-19 Alert Level Two discriminates against churches Comments 0

Monday, May 11th, 2020
little churches

A Wellington parish priest is calling into question the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s decision to limit the number of people in churches to ten people. “It is strange that bars and restaurants can open but churches are limited to just ten people”, said Fr Pete Roe the Parish Administrator of St Francis of Assisi parish Read more

Ardern and Little champions of abortion Comments 0

Monday, March 9th, 2020
democracy

The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern and the Minister of Justice, Andrew Little are upset that Members of Parliament should see graphic pictures of defenceless and weak unborn children who have been violently killed in abortions. Right to Life asks that if the images exposing the bodies of the brutally murdered victims of abortion are so Read more