GPJA #463 (Part 2 of 3): News from Aotearoa – 22/5/13

BEST ON THE WEB

NEW ZEALAND

Auckland protest is ‘opening shot’ of boycott campaign http://kiaoragaza.wordpress.com/2013/05/16/auckland-protest-is-opening-shot-of-boycott-campaign/

BDS of Apartheid Israel – Veolia Protest – Auckland NZ May 2015

Our Pacific community: Charting Pasifika’s progress in NZ http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10884733

Crown concedes Treaty breaches in north http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/te-manu-korihi/135493/crown-concedes-treaty-breaches-in-north

Len Brown should hang his head in shame By John Minto http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/05/15/len-brown-should-hang-his-head-in-shame/

Sky City a rigged bet By Laila Harré http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/05/14/sky-city-a-rigged-bet/

Govt warned of SkyCity pokie cost to society http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10883937

States of mind: remembering the Australian-New Zealand relationship

Kathryn Hunter http://www.awm.gov.au/journal/j36/nzmemorial.asp

Activist considers legal action against GCSB http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10883776

The corruption of high-country tenure review http://norightturn.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/the-corruption-of-high-country-tenure.html

Fighting To Choose: An excerpt from Alison McCulloch’s new book about the battle for abortion rights in New Zealand by Alison McCulloch http://werewolf.co.nz/2013/05/fighting-to-choose/

Testing, Testing… But Not Teaching – How standardised classroom tests are producing some frightening outcomes in the US by Gordon Campbell http://werewolf.co.nz/2013/05/testing-testing-but-not-teaching/

The Show (And Tell) Trial: Is Kim Dotcom bound to get a raw deal at his extradition hearing? by Gordon Campbell http://werewolf.co.nz/2013/03/the-show-and-tell-trial/

Opposition to unregistered teachers http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED1305/S00083/voters-say-no-to-unregistered-teachers-ppta-survey.htm

National position on ‘Feed the Kids Bill’ disappointing http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1305/S00194/national-position-on-feed-the-kids-bill-disappointing.htm

The lesson of our Spy history http://www.3news.co.nz/The-lessons-of-our-spy-history/tabid/367/articleID/297347/Default.aspx

Don’t worry, the bureau is listening http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/8688617/Don-t-worry-the-bureau-is-listening

It’s Moments Like Those You Need Mintos http://www.exposures.co.nz/?p=72

Information Technology and the rise of New Zealand’s modern servant class http://rdln.wordpress.com/2013/05/16/information-technology-and-the-rise-of-new-zealands-modern-servant-class/

Rats in the New Zealand Education Cupboard http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/05/13/rats-in-the-new-zealand-education-cupboard/

Figures show workplace racism on the rise http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/figures-show-workplace-racism-rise-5438275

Police pursuits policy under fire http://www.3news.co.nz/Police-pursuits-policy-under-fire/tabid/423/articleID/297602/Default.aspx

Is New Zealand sleepwalking towards Jim Crow? http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/05/13/is-new-zealand-sleepwalking-towards-jim-crow/

Andrew Geddis: We owe it to ourselves to be outraged http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10885186

Brian Rudman: Law protecting Government, not disabled http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10885234

Gordon Campbell on the government’s trampling on the rights of family carers http://gordoncampbell.scoop.co.nz/2013/05/21/gordon-campbell-on-the-governments-trampling-on-the-rights-of-family-carers/

UREWERA RAIDS REPORT

NZH: Police acted ‘unlawfully’ during Urewera raids http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10885376

TV3: Police acted unlawfully in ‘terror’ raids http://www.3news.co.nz/Police-acted-unlawfully-in-terror-raids/tabid/423/articleID/298710/Default.aspx

TV1: Tame Iti planning next move after critical raids report http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/tame-iti-planning-next-move-after-critical-raids-report-5444456

Read the full report http://www.3news.co.nz/Portals/0/images/IPCA-urewera-raids-police.pdf

GCSB Report

The GCSB – where life imitates comedy By John Minto http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/05/22/the-gcsb-where-life-imitates-comedy/

GCSB not off the hook: Inspector-General repeats wrong interpretation of the law By Keith Locke http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/05/21/gcsb-not-off-the-hook-inspector-general-repeats-wrong-interpretation-of-the-law/

GCSB is watching you? Won’t ‘confirm or deny’ http://thestandard.org.nz/gcsb-is-watching-you-wont-confirm-or-deny/

POVERTY AND INEQUALITY

Hungry kids not parents’ fault – Harawira http://www.3news.co.nz/Hungry-kids-not-parents-fault—Harawira/tabid/1607/articleID/297823/Default.aspx

The poverty of the child poverty slogan http://rdln.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/the-poverty-of-the-child-poverty-slogan/

Harawira defends doomed food bill http://www.3news.co.nz/Harawira-defends-doomed-food-bill/tabid/370/articleID/297768/Default.aspx

Childrens Commissioner: A Framework for food in schools programme for NZ http://www.occ.org.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0015/10428/Working_Paper_Food_in_Schools.pdf

Food in Schools for our future: An animation to raise awareness about the issue of child poverty in NZ, and the need for food in schools programmes, has just been released by an educational research project at The University of Auckland. http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1305/S00215/food-in-schools-for-our-future.htm

What CPAG wants in the Budget http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1305/S00226/what-cpag-wants-in-the-budget.htm

Peter Lyons: NZ’s prosperity now limited to society’s top half http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10883650

Class divide for rest homes http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/opinion/8674406/Class-divide-for-rest-homes

BUDGET

 

CTU Report on the 2013 Budget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/18076151/CTU%20Report%20on%20Budget%202013.pdf

Police restrain anti-poverty protesters http://www.3news.co.nz/Police-restrain-anti-poverty-protesters/tabid/370/articleID/298153/Default.aspx

Citizen A: Martyn Bradbury, Keith Locke & Matthew Hooton Budget Wrap http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/05/16/citizen-a-with-martyn-bradbury-keith-locke-matthew-hooton-on-budget-keys-deal-gilmore-wrap/

Budget targets poor, not poverty http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1305/S00236/budget-targets-poor-not-poverty.htm

Sue Bradford: Budget 2013: who really cares about the poor? Why Labour & Greens don’t go far enough http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/05/22/budget-2013-who-really-cares-about-the-poor-why-labour-greens-dont-go-far-enough/

A MANA Analysis of the 2013 Budget http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1305/S00345/a-mana-analysis-of-the-2013-budget.htm

Govt policies based on ‘sloppy research’ http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10883395

Budget a missed opportunity for the nation’s children http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1305/S00242/budget-a-missed-opportunity-for-the-nations-children.htm

CPAG’s budget review http://www.cpag.org.nz/assets/Publications/Budget%20Review%20final.pdf

Child poverty proposals lacking http://www.3news.co.nz/Child-poverty-proposals-lacking/tabid/1607/articleID/298083/Default.aspx

Refugee may lose state house http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10884186

NZ ECONOMY

SkyCity: This is what corporate dictatorship looks like http://thestandard.org.nz/this-is-what-corporate-dictatorship-looks-like/

TPPA could bypass cap on liability for tighter gambling laws by Professor Jane Kelsey http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1305/S00173/tppa-could-bypass-cap-on-liability-for-tighter-gambling-laws.htm

Risky Business: The threat posed to our marine and coastal environment by the Texas oil company, Anadarko by Gordon Campbell http://werewolf.co.nz/2013/05/risky-business/

Sunday Insight: New redundancy fears in ‘safe’ jobs http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10883040

NZ housing overvalued – IMF http://www.odt.co.nz/news/business/257046/nz-housing-overvalued-imf

Groser loses WTO Idol and competes for TPPA X Factor http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/05/13/groser-loses-wto-idol-and-competes-for-tppa-x-factor/

Will working families be hurt by a TPPA agreement? http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1305/S00301/will-working-families-be-hurt-by-a-tppa-agreement.htm

NZ-born Fair Deal Coalition Gets Global Makeover http://tinyurl.com/agcku8v

A New Global Alliance Forms To Fight For A Fair Deal On Copyright Online http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1305/S00146/a-global-fair-deal-on-copyright-ourfairdealorg-500-words.htm

Govt to spend $250 million “fixing” non-existent congestion http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1305/S00294/govt-to-spend-250-million-fixing-non-existent-congestion.htm

Coalition against Trans-Pacific deal grows http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/8694777/Coalition-against-Trans-Pacific-deal-grows

Dissenter raises trade deal questions http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/8702204/Dissenter-raises-trade-deal-questions

MCD’S ON STRIKE

First round of McD’s fight – two knockdowns to Unite – struggle continues http://unitenews.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/first-round-of-mcds-fight-unite-two-knockdowns-struggle-continues/

TV3: Union protests at Wellington McDonald’s http://www.3news.co.nz/Union-protests-at-Wellington-McDonalds/tabid/309/articleID/298682/Default.aspx

Letter to Unite from Police Commissioner http://unitenews.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/letter-to-unite-from-police-commissioner/

WORKRIGHTS NZ

How NZ Trade Unions combat neoliberalism By James Ritchie http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/04/08/how-nz-trade-unions-combat-neoliberalism/

The price of cheap clothes and cheap food By James Ritchie http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/05/13/the-price-of-cheap-clothes-and-cheap-food/

Youth rates decried http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/central-leader/8671374/Youth-rates-decried

Industrial law changes threat to workplace health and safety http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/opinion/8660965/Industrial-law-changes-threat-to-workplace-health-and-safety

Workers’ Memorial Day http://blog.teara.govt.nz/2013/05/14/workers-memorial-day/n

Court tests employer’s subjective word http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/opinion-analysis/8669830/Court-tests-employers-subjective-word

Union Welcomes KiwiRail Decision Not To Force Redundancies http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1305/S00217/union-welcomes-kiwirail-decision-not-to-force-redundancies.htm

Kmart Nz Can Do Better For Bangladesh Workers http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1305/S00222/kmart-nz-can-do-better-for-bangladesh-workers.htm

Industrial law changes threat to workplace health and safety http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/opinion/8660965/Industrial-law-changes-threat-to-workplace-health-and-safety

Workplace safety under scrutiny http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/local-papers/the-wellingtonian/opinion/8646568/Workplace-safety-under-scrutiny

Concern for migrant workers in NZ http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/concern-migrant-workers-in-nz-5434608

New Zealand’s workplace toll a cause for national shame http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/columnists/dave-armstrong/8691388/New-Zealands-workplace-toll-a-cause-for-national-shame

The old Farmers building in Napier, where a construction worker died last week.

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