• Peter Fraser and the promotion of peace

    Sunday marks 71 years since New Zealand’s then-Prime Minister Peter Fraser signed the founding charter of the United Nations.

    Fraser felt so strongly about the need for an organisation that promoted peace in the world that he led the New Zealand mission to the founding meeting in San Francisco himself.

    On refugees – a timely reminder

    In 1987 the Government established an annual quota for the resettlement of refugees. Originally set at 800, it was cut back to 750 in 1997, and has stayed at that number until Monday, when Michael Woodhouse announced National would be increasing the number by 250 to 1000. 

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    Labour's Working Futures Plan

    Labour’s Working Futures Plan will provide three years of free post-school education across a person’s life so New Zealanders can thrive in the 21st century economy.

    The nature of work is changing constantly. To compete into the future and seize opportunities as they arise we need one of the best educated workforces in the world.

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Pasifika Education Centre doomed

· June 24, 2016

The Pasifika Education Centre appears doomed to close down this December, says Labour’s Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson Su’a William Sio 

“In a written question I asked the Minister whether he would put a bid in for more money. His answer was a blunt no. 

Onetai Station review a shameful whitewash

· June 24, 2016

A report released today on the Overseas Investment Office’s (OIO) good character test is a whitewash that does nothing to improve New Zealand’s overseas investment regime, says Labour’s Land Information spokesperson David Cunliffe.

“The review of the good character test only came about after Labour did a Google search on the OIO-approved purchasers of Onetai Station, which found they had been prosecuted for criminal pollution in Argentina.

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