Monday, 10 September 2012
Government robbing Canterbury people of their democracy
Alliance says Government robbing Canterbury people of their democracy
Alliance Party media release Monday 10 September 2012
Alliance Party Co Leader and former MP Kevin Campbell says the decision by the Government to keep Government appointed Commissioners in charge of the Canterbury Regional Council is a further blow for the spirits of the people of Canterbury.
Wednesday, 8 August 2012
Can the Government Guarantee Domestic Power Prices if the Power Companies Are Sold?
The government says domestic power prices will not rise steeply if shares are sold in the three publicly owned power companies, but can they guarantee it? And what if they are wrong? This has the Alliance Party worried, according to co leader Kay Murray.
Monday, 28 May 2012
Immediate Action Needed on Care Workers Wages
Alliance Party co leader Kevin Campbell calls pay rates for aged and disability support workers in New Zealand a national disgrace.
Thursday, 10 May 2012
Student loans should be abolished - Alliance Party press release
Alliance Party co leader Kay Murray is disappointed that, in the debate over changes to the student loans scheme foreshadowed in the 2012 budget, no one has questioned the need for student loans.
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Alliance Party says fund Green MP Mojo Mathers work technology, Mr Speaker!
The Alliance Party today condemned Speaker Lockwood Smith and Parliamentary Services for denying $30,000 in funding to Green MP Mojo Mathers for electronic note taking.
Monday, 13 February 2012
Alliance Party supports Ports of Auckland workers in pay struggle
The Alliance Party has added its voice to the Maritime Union of New Zealand’s call for public support for Ports of Auckland workers to keep their jobs.
Monday, 14 November 2011
Alliance Party opposes Fiordland road and tunnel plan
Alliance Party co-leader Kay Murray says it is amazing that DOC is even contemplating allowing the building of a privately owned and operated road and tunnel, spanning not one but two of New Zealand's National Parks, Mt Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks.
Alliance questions earthquake "project manager" costs in Christchurch rebuild
Kevin Campbell, the Alliance Party candidate for the south Christchurch electorate of Wigram, is questioning the need for Project Managers (such as Fletchers and Hawkins) who manage EQC repairs.
Phil Goff needs to calm down and have a cup of tea
The Alliance Party says Phil Goff's outburst about John Key "smuggling" in extra MPs is quite bemusing.
Friday, 14 October 2011
Former maritime leader says Rena grounding inevitable result of maritime deregulation
The Alliance Party says that it is clear that the grounding of the Rena is a disaster that didn't need to happen, and is the result of deregulation of the maritime industry.
Thursday, 6 October 2011
Former MP to contest Wigram for Alliance Party
The Alliance Party has selected former MP Kevin Campbell as their candidate for the south Christchurch electorate of Wigram.
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Tax justice campaign media release: Why New Zealanders are backing no GST on food campaign
A petition signed by 40 000 New Zealanders asking for GST to be removed from food will be presented at Parliament at noon tomorrow Tuesday 16 August 2011.
Monday, 15 August 2011
John Key destroys jobs and opportunities, then blames unemployed teenagers
The Alliance Party has described John Key's latest plan to hound young unemployed people with "micro case management", whatever that means, and other punitive measures, as a callous political stunt.
Friday, 22 July 2011
John Key's New Zealand: Warner Brothers get subsidies, New Zealand rail industry workers get redundancy notices
Alliance Party co-leader Kay Murray says it is highly symbolic that Prime Minister John Key was in Los Angeles dining with Warner Brothers at same time as Kiwirail workers at Dunedin's Hillside workshops were being handed their redundancy letters.
Friday, 15 July 2011
Day of shame for National Government and KiwiRail management
The Alliance Party says Friday 15 July is a shameful day for New Zealand, as a shipment of Chinese built railway wagons are unloaded in Tauranga, less than twenty four hours after it was announced over 40 wagon builders at Hillside workshops will be made redundant.
Friday, 8 July 2011
Alliance welcomes Labour borrowing their capital gains tax policy
The Alliance Party has congratulated the Labour Party on adopting its capital gains tax policy.
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Alliance Party commends union action to save Hillside
The Alliance Party has commended members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union at the Port of Tauranga for having the courage to try to stop Kiwirail's consignment of Chinese built wagons from coming into the country and destroying Kiwi jobs.
Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Alliance highlights a big day for a tiny tax on 22 June
Wednesday 22 June 2011 has been declared a "big day for a tiny tax", highlighting the need for a worldwide financial transactions tax to curb financial speculation and provide the necessary funds to eradicate poverty and protect the environment.
Thursday, 9 June 2011
Job losses at Hillside caused by National's "great betrayal"
The Alliance Party says today's announcement of 41 job losses at Dunedin's Hillside Workshops is the result of a "great betrayal" of New Zealand by John Key and his National Government.
Monday, 23 May 2011
Rally to save Dunedin Metro Post Shop and Kiwibank
Dunedin people will rally in the Exchange today to save the Dunedin Metro Post Shop and Kiwibank from closure by New Zealand Post management.
Monday, 16 May 2011
Save Dunedin Metro Post Shop and Kiwibank – under threat of closure by New Zealand Post
A call has gone out to Dunedinites worldwide to help save the Dunedin Metro Post Shop and Kiwibank in the Exchange.
Sunday, 1 May 2011
Alliance Party agrees with need for Hone Heke to meet Robin Hood
Alliance Party Co-Leader Kay Murray and GST off Food Tax Justice campaign co-organiser Kay Murray says the new Mana Party’s Hone Heke financial transactions tax (FTT) is a great idea.
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Alliance Party expresses disgust over IHC sleepover worker appeal leave decision
The Alliance Party is disgusted that the government has allowed IHC leave to appeal the sleepover payment ruling to the Supreme Court.
Thursday, 17 February 2011
Government should fund sleepover workers wages
Alliance Party Disability Issues Spokesperson Chris Ford has called on the Government to honour the Court of Appeal decision granting sleepover workers full pay.
Tuesday, 1 February 2011
New Zealand should support Egyptian protests
The Alliance Party supports the people of Egypt in their struggle for basic rights and democratic freedoms.
Friday, 28 January 2011
National's asset sales just transfer wealth to the rich
The Alliance Party says the proposed partial sale of some SOEs by the National Government would simply be a transfer of wealth from all New Zealanders to a small group of the wealthy and overseas corporations.
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Alliance says National privatization plans will hurt New Zealanders
The Alliance Party says most New Zealanders are opposed to privatization, but National will sell off assets to benefit its "friends" – the super rich and overseas corporations.
Thursday, 16 December 2010
Alliance Party says Hillside rail decision an attack on Dunedin and New Zealand workers
Alliance Party transport spokesperson Trevor Hanson says the decision by KiwiRail management to award the contract for 300 wagons to China's CNR rather than Hillside Workshops is an attack on jobs and local industry.
Thursday, 9 December 2010
Alliance Party tells John Key "don't do it" on TPP
The Alliance Party's advice to John Key on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement: "Just don't do it."
Will he listen? Not likely.
Thursday, 25 November 2010
Alliance Party calls Welfare Working Group evil bonding group for right wing cranks
The Alliance Party has today called the Welfare Working Group an evil bonding group for right wing cranks.