Martin Doyle cartoon IQ Test on child poverty
IQ Test on child poverty
As the political parties
continue to dream wild dreams about education and child
poverty, you have to wonder if any of them actually know
what they're talking about. With 109,000 parents now on the
DPB it's time someone found the answer.
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On The Greens Proposal To Gradually Lift The Minimum Wage
Heading into the election home stretch, voters have a clear choice about the best way to help low and middle income New Zealanders. They can do so by gradually lifting the minimum wage (as the Greens propose) or by a small tax cut, as the government seems about to announce.
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