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Dunne accepts hundreds of postcards on refugee labels

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 1:28 pm | ActionStation

Minister Peter Dunne today accepted over 800 postcards calling for convention refugees to have the same entitlements as quota refugees at a LUSH store in Wellington. More >>

Huge turnout for final public investigation

Monday, 27 March 2017, 3:53 pm | ActionStation

Over 140 people packed a school hall in Mt Eden, Auckland yesterday to take part in the final event of the People’s Commission on Public Broadcasting and Media - a crowdfunded public inquiry into the state of public broadcasting and media in ... More >>

People’s Commission on Public Broadcasting & Media launches

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 9:19 am | ActionStation

A crowdfunded investigation to make media and public broadcasting work better for New Zealand WHAT: Public inquiry into state of public broadcasting and media WHEN: February - March 2017 (workshops around the country) WHO: ActionStation and Coalition ... More >>

Over 5,500 ActionStation members sign petition

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 10:32 am | ActionStation

In the two weeks leading up to Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne’s announcement loosening the rules around medicinal cannabis, over 5,500 signed an ActionStation petition calling for GPs to be able to prescribe the treatment. More >>

Govt passes TPPA Bill under the shadow of the quakes

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 5:11 pm | ActionStation

The TPPA Amendment Bill has passed its Third and final reading today despite the majority of New Zealanders not wanting it. More >>

ActionStation: TPPA Bill must be taken off the agenda

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 12:44 pm | ActionStation

Despite the admission from the Prime Minister that the TPPA now has a ‘zero to none’ chance of being ratified, the Government is still trying to drive the TPPA Amendment Bill through it’s final reading tonight. More >>

ActionStation: TPPA not a Dunne deal

Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 1:10 pm | ActionStation

As the US election looms large, the Government is trying to drive the TPPA ratification through it’s final stages in Parliament with the Committee of the whole House occurring later today. More >>

New Zealanders get answers to McCully-Saudi sheep deal

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 2:40 pm | ActionStation

Today the Auditor-General handed down the results of a full investigation into a deal that saw Foreign Minister Murray McCully hand over $11.5 million taxpayer dollars to a Saudi sheep farming magnate. This investigation was initiated in response to ... More >>

New Zealanders don’t want to profit from war

Monday, 17 October 2016, 3:05 pm | ActionStation

A theatre performance illustrating how Kiwi’s savings are being turned into weapons of war will accompany the delivery tomorrow of a petition signed by more than 12,800 New Zealanders. More >>

People’s review of the public mental health system launches

Monday, 5 September 2016, 11:00 am | ActionStation

Today marks the start of an innovative and powerful project aimed at improving New Zealand’s public mental health system by letting those within the system share their stories online. More >>

Government must act on Shewan Review recommendations

Monday, 27 June 2016, 4:59 pm | ActionStation

Press Release: Government must act on Shewan Review recommendations - ActionStation Monday 27 July, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More >>

Small, delayed refugee quota increase deeply disappointing

Monday, 13 June 2016, 3:05 pm | ActionStation

Members of community group ActionStation say the Government’s decision not to increase New Zealand’s refugee quota for two years is deeply disappointing. More >>

Skyplane to fly over All Blacks game tonight

Sunday, 12 June 2016, 7:16 pm | ActionStation

In anticipation of World Refugee Day (June 20th), community organisation ActionStation have crowdfunded a skyplane to fly over the All Blacks game at Eden Park this evening with a banner that says, ‘It’s time to double the refugee quota’. More >>

WINZ debt can and should be wiped

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 4:41 pm | ActionStation

After today accepting a petition from ActionStation member Kyle MacDonald calling on her to wipe WINZ emergency housing debt, the Minister for Social Development Anne Tolley informed ActionStation that changes to the current policy will be brought ... More >>

Petition calling on Government to wipe emergency housing debt

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 3:12 pm | ActionStation

On Wednesday morning members of community campaigning group ActionStation will meet the Minister for Social Development Anne Tolley to present a petition calling on the Government to forgive debt incurred by people seeking emergency housing support ... More >>

Poll shows Govt seen to be handling tax haven issue “poorly”

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 5:12 pm | ActionStation

Community campaigning group ActionStation says the Government needs to act to close loopholes that have allowed New Zealand to become a tax haven. The group today released UMR polling data showing more than half of New Zealanders are concerned about New ... More >>

10 metre long TPPA petition delivered to Parliament today

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 1:41 pm | ActionStation

A 10 metre long petition that has been signed by more than 72,000 New Zealanders opposed to the ratification of the TPPA was delivered to Parliament today, as the final rounds of public submissions to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select ... More >>

ActionStation statement on support for refugee quota

Thursday, 31 March 2016, 3:07 pm | ActionStation

Marianne Elliott, spokesperson for ActionStation has the following statement to make in regard to announcements by the Labour, Green and United Future parties at a petition delivery today that they officially support the doubling of the refugee quota; More >>

20,000 call on Minister to double refugee quota

Thursday, 31 March 2016, 1:35 pm | ActionStation

Today, ActionStation, Avaaz and Doing Our Bit handed over a petition of 20,546 signatures calling on the Minister of Immigration, Michael Woodhouse, to double New Zealand’s refugee quota. The organisations are calling for the refugee quota to be doubled ... More >>

Actionstation Welcomes New Mental Health Funding

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 9:15 am | ActionStation

The announcement by the Government of an extra $20 million in new funding for mental health services over the next three years is being welcomed by ActionStation. 10,000 members of the group signed a petition calling for the Minister of Health, Jonathan ... More >>



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