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Wellington City Council Waste
by Owen LLewellyn · 14/04/2018 11am
The Taxpayer's Union has alerted its' membership to an alarming legislative change being proposed by the government. The Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill looks to change the 'Purpose' of local government. This outrageous move will effectively give councils carte blanche to ...
by Owen LLewellyn · 22/01/2018 4pm
The new Labour-led government’s plans for its first 100 days has a depressing inevitability about it. Various lollies handed out to key voting blocks - students get the first year of tertiary education free and an extra $50 a week living allowance; family allowances to increase, and sundry other measures with cost implications
Dieuwe de Boer analyses the NZ election campaign
by Owen LLewellyn · 03/09/2017 8pm
Dieuwe de Boer of Right Minds NZ is interviewed on The Unshackled and gives an insightful rundown on the forthcoming NZ General Election. de Boer identifies housing as probably the biggest policy issue coming into this election. Perhaps surprisingly, he identifies Labour as having the best approach ...
Labour Party UK Sacks Candidate
by Owen LLewellyn · 03/05/2017 9pm
The UK Labour Party has sacked one of its' general election candidates over alleged anti-Islamic tweets. Trevor Merralls, general secretary of black cab taxi drivers co-operative, denies that the twitter account in question, @wellingblueboy was his. Reports suggest, however, that there is clear ...
Labour Greens Coalition Tax scam
by Owen LLewellyn · 27/03/2017 9am
Labour and the Greens last week released their budget responsibility rules. This is a slick political move which could fool a lot of soft voters. On the face of it, it looks like they are making a firm commitment to fiscal responsibility.