Posts Tagged ‘Lisa Beech’

Caritas goes to Parliament to oppose Easter trading change

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Caritas representatives appearing before Parliament’s Commerce Committee on Thursday argued against proposed changes to Easter Sunday trading. A proposed law change – the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill – would let local councils pass bylaws allowing shops in their area to open on Easter Sunday. Caritas’s Lisa Beech said Easter Sunday trading would affect community Read more

Caritas’ musical submission to select committee on housing.

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

‘There’s no place like home’ on violin played in support of Caritas’ submission on the Social Housing Reform Bill this week. Caritas Advocacy Coordinator Lisa Beech played the violin as part of her state housing story to show. Beech told the Committee how when she lived in Housing New Zealand flats in Petone, a long-time Read more

Human rights would be better protected in written constitution

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

The Constitutional Advisory Panel which is conducting the Constitutional Review is taking public submissions and reporting to the Government on what New Zealanders think about its constitution. The New Zealand Catholic Bishops have made a submission to the Advisory Panel. The full text of the Bishops’ Submission can be read kin the New Zealand Catholic In its Read more

Lisa Beech: our working children deserve better

Friday, December 7th, 2012

A proposed law to improve the lot of our youngest and most vulnerable workers deserves support. Parliament will this week debate whether working children aged 16 or younger should be regarded as employees rather than contractors, when Te Tai Tonga MP Rino Tirikatene’s private member’s bill is introduced on Wednesday. Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, the Read more

Reclassifying beneficiaries won’t create jobs say Caritas

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Reclassifying beneficiaries under the new legislation will do nothing to create jobs says Caritas Aotearoa in the sumbission it made to Parliament’s social services committee on Wednesday Research and advocacy co-ordinator Lisa Beech said what the legislation was attempting to do had parallels with the poor houses of Britain in the 19th century. Beech said Read more

Poverty and inequality in Aotearoa New Zealand

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Because I’m Catholic, and therefore have some expertise in guilt, I’d like to start with a confession: I was under the impression that I was asked to speak tonight on poverty and inequality.  Andrew Bradstock persuaded me that these issues fitted with the paper on alcohol and advertising, which I read while drinking a glass Read more