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Labour Party Strengthens Its Hold On Power In New Zealand Election

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 12:01 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters The New Zealand Labour Party, led by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, was re-elected to a second term in Saturday’s election, with 49.1 percent of the votes, up from 36.9 percent in the 2017 election. Some special votes are yet to be ... More >>

The Fight For Social Equality, Against The Pandemic And War, Is The Fight For World Socialism

Friday, 16 October 2020, 8:15 am | Socialist Equality Group

The October 17 election is being held amid an unprecedented global crisis in which the crucial task confronting the working class in New Zealand is to initiate the fight for an internationalist and socialist perspective aimed at the overthrow of ... More >>

New Zealand Green Party Postures Over Tax, Poverty

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 8:23 am | Socialist Equality Group

In the final week of campaigning for the New Zealand election on October 17, a squabble has erupted over the Green Party’s tax policy and its implications for a possible Labour-Greens coalition government. The Jacinda Ardern-led Labour Party is polling ... More >>

NZ Election Debates Reveal Bipartisan Support For Austerity And US Alliance

Sunday, 11 October 2020, 2:32 pm | Socialist Equality Group

With the New Zealand election due on October 17, the third of four debates between Labour Party Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and National Party leader Judith Collins took place in Christchurch on Tuesday evening. The event, organized by the Stuff ... More >>

Socialist Equality Group Election Meeting Saturday October 3rd

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 3:39 pm | Socialist Equality Group

The Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand) will hold a public webinar, via Zoom, on Saturday October 3 at 4:00 pm NZ time to discuss the upcoming election, the breakdown of capitalism and the socialist and internationalist perspective that the working ... More >>

UNICEF Condemns New Zealand’s Child Poverty As Inequality Grows

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 6:18 pm | Socialist Equality Group

The annual UNICEF Worlds of Influence Report Card, which ranks OECD and European Union countries in terms of child wellbeing, has placed New Zealand near the bottom of the 41 countries surveyed: 38th in terms of child mental health, 33rd in physical ... More >>

Auckland University Backs Away From Resuming Classes After Mass Student Opposition

Saturday, 19 September 2020, 2:47 pm | Socialist Equality Group

Auckland University has reversed its plan to get students on campus next Monday for the final two weeks of Semester 2. The U-turn follows mass opposition by students to a decision to operate classes of up to 300 people while the city remains under ... More >>

Greens In Crisis Over Private School Funding

Sunday, 6 September 2020, 2:12 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group (NZ) 5 September 2020, original url: A crisis erupted in the New Zealand Green Party late last month after co-leader James Shaw boasted that the Labour Party-led coalition government, which includes the Greens ... More >>

On The Sentencing Of The Christchurch Terrorist

Saturday, 29 August 2020, 5:07 pm | Socialist Equality Group

New Zealand: Christchurch terrorist jailed for life By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group Original url: The fascist gunman responsible for mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques on March ... More >>

New Zealand Election Date Postponed As COVID-19 Cases Rise

Friday, 21 August 2020, 11:46 am | Socialist Equality Group

By John Braddock, Socialist Equality Group New Zealand’s Labour Prime Minister Prime Jacinda Ardern announced on Monday that she had decided to shift the date of the forthcoming national elections from September 19 to October 17. The near month-long ... More >>

New Zealand Afghan Inquiry Declares SAS Killings Of Civilians Were “legal”

Wednesday, 19 August 2020, 11:23 am | Socialist Equality Group

By John Braddock, Socialist Equality Group The official inquiry into the New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) handling of a 2010 Special Air Services (SAS) raid in Afghanistan announced its findings last month. It confirmed that a child was killed, the NZDF ... More >>

Calls For Transparency From Inquiry Into New Zealand Terrorist Attack

Friday, 7 August 2020, 2:51 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group More than one year after the March 15, 2019 terrorist attack, an official inquiry into the mass shooting that killed 51 people and injured 49 in two Christchurch mosques has still not released any information ... More >>

NZ Suspends Extradition Treaty With Hong Kong

Saturday, 1 August 2020, 3:26 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By John Braddock, Socialist Equality Group 31 July 2020, original url: New Zealand’s Labour Party-led government has suspended the country’s extradition treaty with Hong Kong, saying it could no longer trust that the city’s justice ... More >>

Couples And Families Separated By New Zealand’s Border Restrictions

Saturday, 25 July 2020, 6:41 pm | Socialist Equality Group

Draconian border restrictions imposed by New Zealand’s Labour Party-led government have resulted in tens of thousands of people being stuck overseas indefinitely. Many are separated from their partners, family members and jobs and livelihoods. In response ... More >>

Campaign Continues Against NZ Visa Processing Delays

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 7:59 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group original url: There is growing opposition to the New Zealand government’s mistreatment of migrants, including its refusal to process residency applications for tens of thousands of ... More >>

New Zealand Boosts Preparations To Join US War Against China

Sunday, 12 July 2020, 5:03 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 11 July 2020, original url: New Zealand’s Labour Party-led government, like its neighbour in Australia, is ramping up military spending and recruitment as part of the US-led preparations for ... More >>

Migrants Challenge Visa Processing Delays By New Zealand Authorities

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 11:15 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters As an election approaches in September, the New Zealand government, a coalition between the Labour Party, the right-wing nationalist NZ First and the Greens, is intensifying its anti-immigrant measures. Like its counterparts throughout ... More >>

Quarantine Bungles In New Zealand Threaten New COVID-19 Outbreak

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 10:50 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters On June 9, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s government lifted all social distancing restrictions and declared the country free from the coronavirus, to great media fanfare in New Zealand and internationally. One week later, director-general ... More >>

On The Police Ending Armed Response Teams

Saturday, 13 June 2020, 5:13 pm | Socialist Equality Group

On June 9, Police Commissioner Andrew Coster announced that Armed Response Teams (ARTs) would not be made permanent, following a six-month trial that ended in April. Coster’s announcement follows protests by thousands of people on June 1 in all ... More >>

New Zealand Government Introduces Internet Censorship Legislation

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 11:42 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters Legislation introduced to New Zealand’s parliament late last month would vastly expand the power of state agencies to censor and remove online content deemed “objectionable.” The Films, Videos, and Publications Classification (Urgent ... More >>