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On poverty, parenting, and Paula

Of course it would be Paula Bennett, the government’s most infamous ladder-retracting Minister, getting headlines about irresponsible parenting being the real cause of children going to school with no lunches. 436 more words


Bennett accusations follow Sepuloni stand down

Paula Bennet has been accused of complicity in the standing down of Labour welfare spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni.

One News reports that Labour welfare spokesperson stood down as mother faces benefit fraud charges. 678 more words


Better public services

One of National’s goals in government has been to deliver better public services. It set firm targets and it’s making good progress towards achieving them, but it’s not resting on its laurels: 615 more words


Phil Twyford - sexist action?

In Question time in Parliament today Labour MP Phil Twyford got catty when questioning Paula Bennett, as reported in Beehive Live.

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Phil Twyford mimics cat swiping at Paula Bennett.

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Does National have a mandate to sell state houses?

There is strong opposition to Nationals plans to sell some state houses into community ownership with a shift to more private social housing that would be subsidised by the Government. 248 more words


Are you not entertained?

So life’s been rather frantically busy since my last post. A week and a half managed to flash by, filled with full Court days, interesting experiences with chainsaws, and visitations from Perth-based relatives. 392 more words