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John Key is a fact free zone on alcohol pricing.

Monday, 29 August 2011, 3:16 pm | Progressive Party

John Key is rewriting history as he tries to explain why the government won't act on New Zealand's heavy drinking culture, Progressive Wigram MP Jim Anderton says. More >>

Launch of NZ By Design book - speech by Jim Anderton

Friday, 22 July 2011, 10:00 am | Progressive Party

Legend has it that our great Nobel-prize winning scientist Lord Rutherford was once asked what made New Zealanders such industrious and curious innovators. He replied: We don’t have much money, so we have to think! More >>

Dental policy, free care to all

Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 10:48 am | Progressive Party

Free dental care for all may sound like a dream, but it is something I strongly believe should be introduced as a benefit for the entire population. This week, I launched a dental policy which advocates free dental care to be made available to all people, ... More >>

Jim Anderton Speech On Maori Suicide Prevention

Thursday, 23 June 2011, 10:51 am | Progressive Party

You have spent a few days here talking about Maori suicide prevention. You’ve heard from treatment professionals and from experts from here and overseas. And I know you are motivated by the pain and trauma of loss, and by a determination to do something ... More >>

A Progressive Dental Health Policy for All New Zealanders

Wednesday, 22 June 2011, 2:40 pm | Progressive Party

Today Progressive leader Jim Anderton launched a policy to promote free dental health care for all New Zealanders. More >>

Kronic Needs Urgent Law Change

Tuesday, 21 June 2011, 2:02 pm | Progressive Party

Progressive leader Jim Anderton has called on the government to urgently change the law to address the problems caused by Kronic as well as other synthetic recreational drugs that are being widely sold across New Zealand. More >>

Higher premiums and another AMI bailout

Wednesday, 1 June 2011, 4:50 pm | Progressive Party

Insurance premiums will rise for farmers and businesses and taxpayers could end up on the hook for another AMI bailout when ACC workplace coverage is privatised, Progressive Wigram MP Jim Anderton says. "An independent report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers in ... More >>

Higher premiums and another AMI bailout

Wednesday, 1 June 2011, 4:14 pm | Progressive Party

Insurance premiums will rise for farmers and businesses and taxpayers could end up on the hook for another AMI bailout when ACC workplace coverage is privatised, Progressive Wigram MP Jim Anderton says. More >>

New Zealanders need a dental debate

Wednesday, 18 May 2011, 3:09 pm | Progressive Party

Dropping free dental care for children will make NZ’s dental health worse not better, says Jim Anderton. He was responding to the New Zealand Dental Association’s reaction to his call to make dental health care more affordable to all Kiwis. “David ... More >>

Half NZers don't have access to affordable dental care

Wednesday, 11 May 2011, 4:44 pm | Progressive Party

Nearly half of all New Zealanders did not receive any dental care in the last year, partly, at least, because of the cost. Progressive leader Jim Anderton says the current economic conditions are making dental care even less affordable for New Zealanders. ... More >>

AMI: Govt should get into profitable businesses too

Thursday, 7 April 2011, 1:44 pm | Progressive Party

The necessity for a government bail-out of AMI is a slap in the face for people who say government should have no role in the economy, Progressive Wigram MP Jim Anderton says. More >>

Foreign owners have no commitment to New Zealand

Thursday, 7 April 2011, 1:42 pm | Progressive Party

The closure of NZPA is the result of a corporate bean counter’s decision made in Australia, and serves as a warning about what happens when our assets are owned overseas, Progressive Wigram MP Jim Anderton says. More >>

Government, not quake, caused greatest deficit in history

Monday, 28 March 2011, 1:02 pm | Progressive Party

Claims that the ‘biggest budget deficit in history’ are all a result of the Canterbury earthquake are untrue and designed to conceal the devastating effects of last year’s bad economic decisions, says Christchurch MP Jim Anderton. More >>

Medical and safety supplies available for recovery

Thursday, 24 March 2011, 9:15 am | Progressive Party

Wigram MP Jim Anderton is assisting Auckland based medical and safety supply company Fabricell in its efforts to distribute free medical and safety products valued at over $300,000 to Christchurch hospitals, clinics, recovery centres, rest homes, clean-up ... More >>

How to Win An Election

Thursday, 10 March 2011, 5:13 pm | Progressive Party

Jim Anderton said today that the whole package of reforms outlined in the Law Commission’s report on reforming our alcohol legislation ‘Curbing the Harm’ was needed to make a difference to New Zealand’s heavy and binge drinking culture. More >>

Anderton victory over DB Export ad

Friday, 11 February 2011, 4:13 pm | Progressive Party

Progressive Party leader and MP for Wigram Jim Anderton has scored a victory in his formal complaint against a beer advertising campaign that misrepresented historical facts. More >>

Lots of Hype, not enough action

Wednesday, 9 February 2011, 9:19 am | Progressive Party

The lack of action on recovery for Christchurch from last September’s earthquake matches the National Government’s lack of action on economic growth, jobs and the cost of living, Wigram MP Jim Anderton told parliament today in debate over the Prime ... More >>

Wikileaks: Someone made it up - the Fonterra claim is wrong

Wednesday, 22 December 2010, 12:44 pm | Progressive Party

“Claims in a Wikileaks cable of a ‘milk for blood’ deal are totally false. There was never any discussion of Fonterra when the former government decided to send humanitarian assistance to Iraq, Wigram MP Jim Anderton says. More >>

ACC review necessary but must not lose sight of ideals

Wednesday, 15 December 2010, 5:17 pm | Progressive Party

In parliament today Progressive Wigram MP Jim Anderton challenged ACC Minister Nick Smith about how ACC is interpreting legislation on personal injury claims which are being routinely declined on the basis of pre-existing or degenerative conditions. More >>

Reserve Bank shows unaffordability tax cut

Thursday, 9 December 2010, 12:51 pm | Progressive Party

The cuts in the top tax rate from 39 cents down to 33 cents since the 2008 election are helping to put New Zealand’s recovery on hold, Progressive Wigram MP Jim Anderton says. More >>

 

 

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