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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 >>

Energy COS Passing Commercial Costs on to Vulnerable

Thursday, 9 December 2010, 10:22 am | Progressive Party

Many hard hit Kiwis are being unfairly penalised by their energy company for paying bills over the post office counter, says Wigram MP Jim Anderton. Hidden fees up to $1.50 per payment are being passed on to customers of SOE Meridian Energy, Mercury ... More >>

Anderton: Liquor industry ad an ‘Orwellian’ history lesson

Tuesday, 30 November 2010, 3:13 pm | Progressive Party

Jim Anderton, leader of the Progressive Party and MP for Wigram said today that anyone who wants to know how $200,000 a day is spent by the liquor industry to promote its product only needs to look at the new DB Export advertising on television, in the ... More >>

Anderton: Pike River Tragedy Speech

Thursday, 25 November 2010, 4:18 pm | Progressive Party

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of the 29 miners in Greymouth, and my thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones they left behind. As a nation we have clung onto a glimmer of hope in the past six days. With every passing hour we put our faith ... More >>

Jim Anderton: Pike River Tragedy Statement

Thursday, 25 November 2010, 9:26 am | Progressive Party

Progressive leader and Wigram MP Jim Anderton has expressed his deep sorrow at hearing the news that the 29 trapped miners at the Pike River mine have died. A second blast earlier this afternoon shows that the concerns over safety which have been of significant ... More >>

Will Nats decline liquor money?

Thursday, 11 November 2010, 5:08 pm | Progressive Party

Liquor industry donations will be scrutinised closely after national MPs objected to claims that national takes money from the liquor industry. More >>

NZ Post appointment of Cameron

Thursday, 28 October 2010, 4:49 pm | Progressive Party

There would have been no Kiwibank if the advice of investment banker Rob Cameron was followed - and that raises questions about his suitability for doing a review of the owner or Kiwibank, NZ Post, says Wigram MP and Kiwibank champion Jim Anderton. More >>

State owned company Meridian jumps the gun on GST

Thursday, 14 October 2010, 9:52 am | Progressive Party

Hard hit Kiwis are being stung by the one of New Zealand’s largest state owned enterprises, which has passed on a 15% GST rise to their customers for electricity they purchased in September, before the October 1 increase of GST from 12.5% to 15%. More >>

Anderton on Henry

Tuesday, 5 October 2010, 1:22 pm | Progressive Party

“Absolutely disgraceful and unacceptable” was the reaction today of Jim Anderton, M P for Wigram and Leader of the Progressive Party, to the questions asked of Prime Minister John Key by broadcaster Paul Henry regarding the credentials of the Governor ... More >>

Government response predictable – but won’t cut it

Monday, 23 August 2010, 5:06 pm | Progressive Party

This government has missed the best opportunity in a decade to reform our alcohol laws by failing to take the tough decisions that would actually make a difference to New Zealand’s drinking culture, Jim Anderton, MP for Wigram and Progressive ... More >>

Saving Lives Is More Important Than Saving Dollars

Sunday, 22 August 2010, 6:53 pm | Progressive Party

Progressive leader and Wigram MP Jim Anderton has criticised the government for cutting counselling services for people in Christchurch and other parts of New Zealand who have lost family members to suicide. More >>

Lowering the drink-drive limit is popular

Wednesday, 28 July 2010, 2:16 pm | Progressive Party

“This government is so desperate to be liked it’ll make policy turns on anything unpopular, from Kiwibank and mining to foreign ownership of our land. So why won’t they follow the lead of 70% of New Zealanders who want to see the drink-drive limit ... More >>

Anderton hands over agriculture portfolio

Wednesday, 21 July 2010, 3:00 pm | Progressive Party

MP for Wigram and Progressive Party leader, Jim Anderton, today announced he is handing over the role of opposition agriculture spokesperson. More >>

Progressive Party Update

Sunday, 27 June 2010, 1:59 pm | Progressive Party

The Progressive Party has been re-registered as a political party with the Electoral Commission after proving that it has a minimum of five hundred paying members. More >>

Key to sell power companies

Thursday, 10 June 2010, 4:32 pm | Progressive Party

“Just when you thought Kiwibank was safe, John Key has opened another Pandora’s box by talking up the sale of publically owned electricity companies. Has he got asset sale Tourette’s Syndrome?” Progressive Wigram MP Jim Anderton says. More >>

Nats back to weasel words on Kiwibank

Wednesday, 9 June 2010, 3:14 pm | Progressive Party

“Is Steven Joyce planning a leadership coup? Only days after John Key backed down and clarified that Kiwibank will never be sold while he’s Prime Minister, Steven Joyce announced this morning that if he’s going to sell it, he’ll tell you in ... More >>

Now NZ Post on the block

Tuesday, 8 June 2010, 5:05 pm | Progressive Party

Desperation to sell something or anything is the only way to explain the prime ministers’ declaration that Kiwibank won’t be sold but NZ Post might be, Progressive Wigram MP Jim Anderton says. More >>

Key should stop playing personal politics

Friday, 4 June 2010, 5:20 pm | Progressive Party

If National wasn’t going to sell Kiwibank they would have said so by now, Progressive Wigram MP Jim Anderton says. More >>





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