Posts Tagged ‘Labour’

If neoliberalism has failed, what would Labour replace it with?

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Jacinda Ardern says neoliberalism has failed, as does former National Party Prime Minister Jim Bolger. “Any expectation that we just simply allow that the market to dictate our outcomes for people is where I would want to make sure that we were more interventionist,” Ardern told Radio New Zealand. So what is neoliberalism? As colleague Henry Cooke put it: “neoliberalism Read more

After a poverty of debate, political parties commit to dealing with child poverty

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Both Labour and National are now politically committed to major reductions in child poverty rates. Moreover, their ambitions are bold and explicit. National is promising to reduce child poverty by two-thirds – at least on one specific income-based measure – by the end of the next parliament. Labour has committed to ending child poverty and Read more

Vatican asks consumers to be aware of fisheries conditions

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

The Vatican has asked consumers to be conscious of the human and labour conditions of people working in the fishing industry. In a 2015 World Fisheries message, Cardinal Antonio Maria Veglio said that in order to restore the dignity of the work of fisheries, all social forces had to work together. He called for the Read more

Canada’s bishops expand teaching resources on euthanasia

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

The bishops’ conference of Canada is redoubling its efforts to inform and educate about the issues related to euthanasia and assisted suicide. The conference posted a new section on its website about euthanasia and assisted suicide. The site comes as a bill in Quebec aims to allow physicians to administer “terminal palliative sedation” or “medial Read more

God wins in Australian budget

Friday, May 13th, 2011

A non-believing Australian Prime Minister has made God the winner in the Australian budget. School chaplains at 1,000 extra schools will receive A$222 million more. The significant increase in funding comes despite a High Court challenge to the programme on constitutional grounds and speculation prior to the budget that the future of the school chaplaincy programme was Read more