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The Whipping Post

It's been a House sitting week, so without further ado here's this week's Whipping Post.

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The test of times 

If you’re one of those people that dreads a job interview, spare a thought or three for former PM Helen Clark, who put her hand up for the UN’s top job this week. 

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Labour: Backing Young Entrepreneurs

The next Labour Government will encourage innovative and driven young entrepreneurs to create a viable business by providing training, a business mentor and up to $20,000 capital for successful applicants in its Young Entrepreneurs Plan, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says.

“The changing nature of work is creating a new generation of smart, innovative young Kiwis who need nurturing and capital to get successful ideas off the ground.

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The Whipping Post

The House was sitting this week, so without further ado here's April's first Whipping Post

The Good

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Diary Spy

Parliament wasn’t sitting this week, so in lieu of the Whipping Post, here’s the week that was outside the House.

MONDAY

Sign o’ the times

It wasn’t a red carpet and their names weren’t up in lights, but it was close enough.

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Ten Big Ideas

Labour’s Future of Work Commission consultation has been developed into Ten Big Ideas that will help shape Labour’s policy development.

We’ve pulled the consultation together into Ten Big Ideas that give a snapshot of the ideas and thinking of the Commission so far. 

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The Future of Work Conference

You can watch the livestream back here:

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Towards a shared prosperity

Labour’s Future of Work conference, which kicks off on Wednesday, brings together some of the world’s most progressive thinkers to look at how best New Zealand can respond to the rapidly changing nature of work. 

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The Whipping Post 18 March 2016

It's been a House sitting week, so without further ado...

The Good

Talking ‘bout my generation

There’s been some grumbling about Labour’s Annette King attending an Inter-Parly Union conference in Zambia this week. 

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The power of one, plus twins

The final submissions were heard on Labour’s proposal to extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks this week, marking another chapter in this important debate.

Never under-estimate the power of a good submission – some of the most powerful are when people come along and tell their personal stories.

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Andrew Little responds

The way comments made by me have been reported are baffling. Of more concern, however, is that they may have offended anyone. I would never want for anyone in this country to feel they are being somehow targeted. That's not what I stand for and it's not what Labour stands for either. 

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