Response to City Councillor comment re: sterilisation
Letter from Co-leader of the Maori Party in response
to comment by a Palmerston North City Councillor regarding
sterilisation of Maori women who smoke
is a copy of the letter sent by Maori Party co-leader
Tariana Turia to the Mayor of the Palmerston North City
Council (PNCC) in relation to a comment by a PNCC councillor
regarding sterilisation of Maori women who smoke. For your
information pasted below is the story that appeared in the
Manawatu Standard this morning relating to the
Standard story: 'Sterilise
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Gordon Campbell: On The Wage Hike For MPs (and Paul Robeson)
Hard to tell what is more infuriating. Is it the 5.3% increase on the already bloated salaries of MPs, or their pantomime of outrage at being gifted with such a wonderful back-dated bonanza?
As usual, Prime Minister John Key has busily tried to distance himself from the political fallout, even though he happens to be the main beneficiary of the Remuneration Authority’s generosity. Finance Minister Bill English says with a straight face that it would actually be very hard to give the money back...
Even if it were true, it would actually be very easy for English and any other guilty colleagues, to give the extra money away. There are any number of food banks or homeless shelters who would be able to put the money to good use. More>>