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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.

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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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Growing gun use impetus for reforms

Another weekend, another shooting tragedy, another devastated family, another shocked community. Turn the page.

We are almost becoming desensitised to these sort of crimes now, but this certainly isn't the case if you are a front line police officer, unsure who has and who hasn't got a gun, or whether the next door you knock on will contain a hardened criminal with no fear or respect.  

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The Whipping Post

It’s a House sitting week, so without further ado…

The Good

Bangin’

A big win this week for everyone who supported Labour’s campaign to get rid of zero hour contracts with National backing down and agreeing to changes which ban them. A victory too for all those New Zealanders who have had to try and exist on nothing more than a promise of work…sometime, maybe.

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