Posts Tagged ‘Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’

Religious and community groups seek liveable income for needy Comments 0

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

Over 60 religious and community groups are asking Jacinda Ardern to address current benefit levels that are keeping people in poverty. “During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, you acted quickly to set up the COVID income relief payment, which is nearly twice the amount of the usual jobseeker benefit. “You showed us that you Read more

Bolger challenges Ardern on environment promises Comments 0

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Former National Prime Minister Jim Bolger is challenging Jacinda Ardern to live up to her promises and deliver rapid progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Bolger says many people have been disappointed at the Government’s “timid response on Green issues” over the past three years, despite having the Green Party in Cabinet for the first Read more

Child poverty facts: PM ‘misleading’ Comments 0

Monday, September 28th, 2020
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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

New Zealand an example of virtuous pandemic policymaking Comments 0

Monday, July 13th, 2020
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Bolstered by scientific evidence, virtue ethics can help nations reopen not just economically but morally, too, according to a post in The Conversation. New Zealand is held up as an excellent example of virtuous pandemic policymaking even considering its advantages in having wealth, low density and no land borders say Mary Elizabeth Collins and Sarah B Read more

COVID-19 Alert Level Two discriminates against churches Comments 0

Monday, May 11th, 2020
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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

Strongest call yet for overhaul of ‘outdated’ genetic engineering laws Comments 0

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

New Zealand’s top scientific body has joined calls for an overhaul of genetic engineering (GE) laws, after finding an “urgent need” for a fresh look at how we might use the contentious technology. The Prime Minister’s chief science adviser has also shared with Jacinda Ardern her belief that laws governing gene editing technologies were no Read more