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Critical Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 24 November 2017 – Today’s content Below are the links to the items online. The full text of these items are contained in the PDF file (click to download). [caption id="attachment_297" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] The Beehive and Parliament Buildings.[/caption] Tax working group Richard Harman (Politik): The tax plan to change capitalism Bernard Hickey (Newsroom): Another big tax switch to come? Barry Soper (Herald): Don’t expect anything radical Herald: Details of Government’s tax working group revealed Sam Sachdeva and Bernard Hickey (Newsroom): Tax Working Group ‘no revenue grab’: Robertson 1News: ‘We are not setting out to grab revenue’ – Government announces expert group to look at tax system Laura Walters and Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Sir Michael Cullen to head tax working group, GST changes possible RNZ: Cullen to lead Labour’s tax working group Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Sir Michael Cullen to chair Government’s Tax Working Group Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Government releases Tax Working Group details David Hargreaves (Interest): Government releases details of Tax Working Group; Joyce says it’s an 18-month-long rubber stamp for a Capital Gains Tax Herald: Tax group’s brief can include looking at taking GST off women’s sanitary products Brad Flahive (Stuff): Government to explore option of cutting tax on female products Liam Hehir (Medium): Anyone gonna call Grant Robertson out on this? David Farrar (Kiwiblog): The Tax Working Group Pike River RNZ: Families ‘ecstatic’ over Pike River ruling Frances Cook (Herald): Pike River families win fight against ‘chequebook justice’ ODT Editorial: Next steps for Pike River Andrew Dickens (Herald): Pike River court decision better than re-entering the mine Danica MacLean (Northern Advocate): Northland brother of Pike River Mine victim hopeful of re-entry Greg Presland (Standard): The Pike River Supreme Court decision – Helen Kelly would be pleased RNZ: Pike River prosecution withdrawal unlawful – Supreme Court Frances Cook (Herald): Decision not to lay charges against Pike River boss ‘unlawful’ Martyn van Beynen and Sam Sherwood (Stuff): WorkSafe decision to drop RNZ: Pike River boss Peter Whittall charges ‘unlawful’: Supreme Court Newshub: Pike River families win case against Worksafe in Supreme Court No Right Turn: A bribe’s a bribe Forbes article and NZ economy Toby Manhire (Herald): What the world is really saying about us 1News:‘It’s nonsense’ – Former Reserve Bank economist rubbishes Forbes’ claim NZ is heading for recession Michael Reddell (Newsroom): Forbes’ gross caricature of our economy Michael Reddell (Croaking Cassandra): Committing pointless economic suicide? Dan Satherley (Newshub): Steven Joyce brushes off controversial Forbes article Bryan Gould: Recession? Surely not! Dan Satherley (Newshub): $11.7 billion hole perhaps ‘too conservative’ – Steven Joyce Employment and workplace safety Amelia Langford (RNZ): ‘Lax approach’ to local labour needs to go – Immigration Minister Joshua Hitchcock (Spinoff): Māori unemployment: there is a way out Susan Edmunds (Stuff): ‘What kind of employment agreement doesn’t include wages?’ RNZ: ‘Flagrant’ breaches led to tank explosion death Refugees RNZ: Work to do on refugee offer – Winston Peters RNZ: Beatings, arrests as police trash Manus centre in raid Herald: Revealed: Rohingya to resettle in Myanmar Government Press Editorial: Is the new government honeymoon still on? Laura Walters (Stuff): The Labour-NZ First-Greens grouping has hit 54.5 per cent support – poll Herald: Labour, Greens surge in new Roy Morgan poll Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom): Andrew Little has some big changes in store Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom): Carmel Sepuloni: No short, sharp fix for stigma Herald: Jacinda Ardern: Arts should not focus on commercial incentives Bill Ralston (Listener): National MPs should try shutting up for a while – they might like it Education John Gerritsen (RNZ): Funding error affects 90% of state-funded schools John Gerritsen (RNZ): Teachers restraining children 130 times a month Illya McLellan (Stuff): Lack of primary level special education unit ends family’s home ownership dream John Gerritsen (RNZ): NZQA questions class contact time for foreign students Don Rowe (Spinoff): Off course: the pricey private education which left its students indebted and fuming Herald: Victoria University’s controversial tax exemption Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): $50 per week won’t solve student debt blackhole Environment Brian Fallow (Herald): What makes farming so special? Benedict Collins (RNZ):‘Everyone wants to see any job opportunity’ RNZ: Auckland myrtle rust case confirmed Newshub: US professor condemns New Zealand’s pest and possum ‘murder’ Seamus Boyer (Wairarapa Times-Age): A billion trees? No problem Mike Hosking (Herald): A billion trees in 10 years? It’s just not possible Teuila Fuatai (Newsroom): Waikato’s biggest landlord looks at water rights Health Rachel Thomas (Stuff): David Clark is a fan of free dental care, but says $8b health budget is ‘pretty much spent’ Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): Petition pushes for Dunedin Ronald McDonald House: ‘We know what is good for our children’ Alice Peacock (Herald): Report into bullying of senior medical staff reveals violence and intimidation Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Bullying rife among senior doctors, symptomatic of health system strain – union Max Molyneaux (Newshub): Medicinal cannabis scam steals cancer sufferer’s hopes Newshub: Vape, don’t smoke – expert Emma Espiner (Newsroom):  A fierce and frank fight for women’s health Poverty and inequality Herald: Lack of food driving up poor health and truancy rates, study indicates Herald; Teachers and doctors call for cross-party work to end child poverty John Sergeant: (Taranaki Daily News): An issue of neglect, not always poverty Parliament Jo Moir (Stuff): National and NZ First criticism of new parliamentary prayer sparks changes David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Select Committee Chairs 1News: Watch: ‘Sorrow, anger, aroha’ – Te Ururoa Flavell on Maori Party’s election defeat 1News: Check out the amazing new graffiti mural in the basement of Parliament House Regional development Infometrics: Who will get Shane Jones’ pot of gold? Herald: Bill English says $1 billion regional development fund is ‘pathetic’ Herald: Listen: Bill English slams ‘weak Government’ on tax Media Russell Brown (Public Address): Harkanwal Singh: What really happened with those Chinese-sounding-names Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Jack Tame’s greasy pole of journalism Megan Gattey (Stuff): Tony Veitch withdraws from Sky’s new TV show Spinoff: Good: Tony Veitch is no longer appearing on Sky’s new ‘hard-hitting’ panel show Mark Longley (Newshub): Opinion: My advice to Tony Veitch Michelle Duff (Stuff): Why Tony Veitch has no place on our screens Herald: NZ Herald’s daily audience hits 1 million America’s Cup and Auckland  Vaimoana Tapaleao (Herald): Auckland Council rules out Halsey Wharf extension for America’s Cup RNZ: Compromise option for America’s Cup village RNZ: Auckland Council approves Waitemata cruise moorings RNZ: Auckland Council to slash travel budget by 30 percent Hamilton council and offensive message Libby Wilson (Stuff): Hamilton councillor who sent lewd message wants disciplinary findings made public RNZ: Council culture: ‘It’s quite concerning’ Wellington transport Geoff Simmons (Stuff): Get Wellington moving? We need carrots and sticks 1News: Multi-billion dollar proposals to fix Wellington’s traffic problems ‘don’t go far enough’, says Transport Minister Local government Geoff Vause (Stuff): Council asked to fork out $20,000 to feed conference delegates with $250 dinner Laura Dooney (RNZ): Mayor labelled ‘dictator’ after councillors quit meeting Danica MacLean (Northern Advocate): Whangarei byelection candidate uses ‘Let’s do this’ slogan Other Herald: Australia-NZ relationship central to regional security: White Paper Michael Reddell (Croaking Cassandra): Speaking out or selling out? Matt Stewart (Stuff): Game-changing learnings: How New Zealand is all across plain English Benjamin Liu (Herald): There is a dark side of artificial intelligence Stacey Kirk (Stuff): GCSB marks sharp rise in cyber attacks targeting New Zealand – some state-sponsored 1News: Government spy agency GCSB out to attract more women to world of espionage Alexa Cook (RNZ): Take alternative protein products seriously, analyst warns Sam Hurley (Herald): Acquitted cops: ‘The only thing we’ve done wrong is be proud Maori officers’ Newshub: NZ troops welcomed home from Iraq mission ODT: Lisa Tumahai takes reins at Ngai Tahu Oliver Lewis and Cate Broughton (Stuff): Ngāi Tahu’s new kaiwhakahaere ‘humbled’ by support Breanna Barraclough (Newshub): 38 years on, families still pushing for national memorial to Erebus disaster Gordon Campbell (Werewolf): Meet the new bosses Herald Editorial: Zimbabwe needs more than defeat for Robert Mugabe Herald: Two hundred Auckland high-rise buildings may have combustible cladding similar to Grenfell Towers RNZ: New fire rules require ‘bespoke’ engineering on major buildings Luke Appleby (1News): Destiny Church says it will fight ‘incompetent’ and ‘wrong’ decision to strip their tax-free status]]>

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