Scoop has an Ethical Paywall
License needed for work use Register
Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

ACT Challenges Labour & Alliance in Otara

“I challenge Helen Clark and Jim Anderton to come to Otara and explain to the Rangatira Trust and other Community Taskforce schemes why these highly successful programmes will be axed under a Labour-Alliance government”, said ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble at ACT’s Welfare to Work policy launch today.

“The ACT party has come out today to Otara to the Rangatira Trust, a programme that has been running successfully for more than 10 years. This Trust sets itself the goal of giving a practical hand-up to people that politicians have written-off with a welfare cheque. These people don’t want welfare, what they want is a real job and the respect that comes with being self-sufficient.

“It’s a shame that Labour and the Alliance only talk about Otara but don’t actually have the guts to front up to these people who are desperately in need of work.

“Frankly, it would be good if every Community Taskforce scheme had a graffiti-busting bus like the Rangatira Trust’s, which has literally wiped away Otara’s violent and depressing past. Through persistence and hard work this Trust has not only actively helped the unemployed and young people, but it has also changed the community as a whole.

“I predict that if Labour and the Alliance form a government we will see the rise of graffiti and gang crime, and Otara will be returned to a state of hopelessness”, said ACT


ends

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading

Are you getting our free newsletter?

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.

© Scoop Media

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Government's Assault On Maori

This isn’t news, but the National-led coalition is mounting a sustained assault on Treaty rights and obligations. Audrey Young in the NZ Herald has compiled a useful list of the many ways Christopher Luxon plans to roll back the progress made in race relations over the past forty years. He has described yesterday’s nationwide protests by Maori as “pretty unfair.” Poor thing. More


 
 
ACT: Call To Abolish Human Rights Commission

“The Human Rights Commission’s appointment of a second Chief Executive is just the latest example of a taxpayer-funded bureaucracy serving itself at the expense of delivery for New Zealanders,” says ACT MP Todd Stephenson. More


Public Housing Futures: Christmas Comes Early For Landlords

New CTU analysis of the National & ACT coalition agreement has shown the cost of returning interest deductibility to landlords is an extra $900M on top of National’s original proposal. This is because it is going to be implemented earlier and faster, including retrospective rebates from April 2023. More

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels


 
 
 
 

Join Our Free Newsletter

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.