Grey Power Concerned At Secret TPPA Deals' Impact on Elderly
Grey Power Concerned At Secret Deals and Their Impact on
Elderly New Zealanders As Well As the Population as a
The Government seems hell-bent on committing NZ
to the TPPA prior to the next election while refusing to
release any details to the NZ public.
Grey Power has real
concerns about the impact of this agreement on several areas
of NZ life: Huge increases in the cost of medicines.
Multi-national corporations dictating NZ policy and
Dr Erik Monasterio’s article in the Christchurch
Press Monday March 10th has caused real concerns amongst
Grey Power membership where it says the very existence of
Pharmac is threatened under this
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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>>