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Topic # 144285 13-May-2014 21:04
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Hi,

For those that are interested, ABC news 24 will apparently stream it live with no geo blocking

www.abc.net.au/news/abcnews24

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  Reply # 1043262 13-May-2014 21:14
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It'll be interesting - the massive spend up the drew over so many New Zealanders believing it was the 'land of milk and honey' are going to realise that the whole mirage was based on borrowed money and borrowed time. It'll be interesting to see what happens to the migration patterns as Australia get their financial house back in order whilst New Zealand is gradually digging its way out of the GFC.




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  Reply # 1043264 13-May-2014 21:18
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Yep,

Was there a few weeks ago and all the news was about the budget and how bad it was going to be.

Should be an intersting contrast with our budget on thursday

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  Reply # 1043299 13-May-2014 22:27
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I certainly don't think New Zealand's is going to be all milk and honey either.  National intends to turn a surplus come hell or high water, and in National Party fashion they're guaranteed to do it by putting the boot into the vulnerable; beneficiaries, low income workers, single parents and the like.  Need I remind you of the "lolly tax" (repealing the tax exemption for youths earning less than $9800 per year)?

John Key and Tony Abbot probably have a competition to see who can come up with the most citizenry-hostile budget.

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  Reply # 1043352 14-May-2014 01:30
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Kyanar: I certainly don't think New Zealand's is going to be all milk and honey either.  National intends to turn a surplus come hell or high water, and in National Party fashion they're guaranteed to do it by putting the boot into the vulnerable; beneficiaries, low income workers, single parents and the like.  Need I remind you of the "lolly tax" (repealing the tax exemption for youths earning less than $9800 per year)?

John Key and Tony Abbot probably have a competition to see who can come up with the most citizenry-hostile budget.


I wish that was the case but is clear that if you're a single low income worker then under Labour for 9 years you received nothing where as at least under John Key you received the independent earners credit. Until Labour stops hating single people and couples without kids by refusing to cut taxes for them it is difficult for me to draw myself to vote for Labour even though the current administration has a less than stella record when it comes to transparency and honesty.




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  Reply # 1043853 14-May-2014 14:15
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kawaii:
Kyanar: I certainly don't think New Zealand's is going to be all milk and honey either.  National intends to turn a surplus come hell or high water, and in National Party fashion they're guaranteed to do it by putting the boot into the vulnerable; beneficiaries, low income workers, single parents and the like.  Need I remind you of the "lolly tax" (repealing the tax exemption for youths earning less than $9800 per year)?

John Key and Tony Abbot probably have a competition to see who can come up with the most citizenry-hostile budget.


I wish that was the case but is clear that if you're a single low income worker then under Labour for 9 years you received nothing where as at least under John Key you received the independent earners credit. Until Labour stops hating single people and couples without kids by refusing to cut taxes for them it is difficult for me to draw myself to vote for Labour even though the current administration has a less than stella record when it comes to transparency and honesty.


To be honest, in my view all of the current options are terrible.  We have National whose fiscal policy is a disastrous almost Ponzi scheme, Labour who haven't actually proposed anything which would be worth a damn to get the country out of trouble, Act who'd sell their own grandmothers if it were legal (and if they got into power, they'd legalise it so they can), Conservative who'd roll us right back into the dark ages from a social perspective, and the Greens who despite having some good policies don't seem to have any concept of "limits" in terms of spending.  I just wish I could vote "no one".

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  Reply # 1044885 14-May-2014 16:02
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Kyanar: 
To be honest, in my view all of the current options are terrible.  We have National whose fiscal policy is a disastrous almost Ponzi scheme, Labour who haven't actually proposed anything which would be worth a damn to get the country out of trouble, Act who'd sell their own grandmothers if it were legal (and if they got into power, they'd legalise it so they can), Conservative who'd roll us right back into the dark ages from a social perspective, and the Greens who despite having some good policies don't seem to have any concept of "limits" in terms of spending.  I just wish I could vote "no one".

at the end of the day, some of the parties will form a government no matter what

to pick the lesser of evil and avoid total disaster, who would you vote?

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  Reply # 1044988 14-May-2014 17:51
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Conservative... At least their fiscal policy might bring progress?

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