BLOG - Poverty myth-busting
The way the Western world views poverty, the poor, and welfare is changing. New studies show that successive generations are less supportive of the redistribution of wealth, and have less conviction that the government is responsible for ensuring a decent standard of living for the unemployed.
Poverty in New Zealand is often seen as a non-issue, and it is not uncommon to overhear someone state that “poverty doesn’t really exist here.”
BLOG - MMP Review a crushing disappointment
Justice Minister Judith Collins recently dismissed adopting any of the changes to our electoral system recommended by the Electoral Commission’s Review; a process that cost 1.6 million dollars and engaged over 5000 New Zealanders.