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The main reason for child poverty is between a fifth and a quarter of babies born every year will be benefit-dependent by the end of the year. Effectively increasing the Sole Parent Support (ex DPB) by $3,000 a year isn't going to discourage that pattern of behaviour. This policy risks growing the number of benefit-dependent children which will achieve the very opposite of what Cunliffe claims to want.
It will undermine the welfare reforms aimed at reducing long-term dependency by making benefits more attractive. Of course there is no guarantee the new work-testing will be retained if the government changes anyway.
The Aboriginal tenants who, over 60,000 years, grew to understand, rather than dictate, the magic balance.
Tasmania's youth jobless rate has more than doubled to 15.9 per cent, from 6.7 per cent in November 2007.
Outside Hobart, one in five Tasmanian job seekers aged 20 to 24 is out of work.
"He was a good man," friend Chrissy O'Connor said by email.
"He loved his family dearly, and this tragedy has evolved from a situation where the loss of his beloved family has been more than he could emotionally bear."
"Just because we don't let groups of creepy Indian rapists into the club doesn't make us racist, they also don't buy alcohol.
Probably so they can be sober enough to tie up the sack and lift the body into the back of their hybrid taxi, while wearing oversized leather jackets and sports shoes."Lord Farrar also wrote on this quote of Andrews, where he (Andrews) is also supposed to have said:
“How do Noel Lemmings (sic) advertise for staff? “Wanted, greasy, creepy Indian men with zero knowledge of electronics for exciting retail career” I think the ones that don’t make it automatically get employed at Burger King.”Th first quote is vile. The second is less harmful.
All I can say is this: thank you, Neill Andrews; language like that warms the cockles of my heart. It is heartening to see that at least some young people can still speak freely; it is even more heartening to see an element of truth in those words. I am not sure if Indians are in fact creepy rapists or not, but I would suggest that people who work in the nightclub industry, as he does, would be more sure;...Wallbank says there is an element of truth, and then contradicts himself by saying he isn't sure if it is true.
But he [Neill Andrews] maintained many nightclubs in Wellington had problems with a minority of Indian men harassing women.
Just a minority. So why are they stereotyping Indians?
I don't have any personal contact with Indian people, but I had one experience; one day a courier driver (either Indian or Pakistani) delivered something to my wife, and while she was signing for it, he was busy checking out her ass and I mean really checking it out. He didn't know I was at the back of the room watching what he was doing and then he spotted me, so I duly told the guy f**k off in a not so polite way.Indian or Pakistani? Aaahhh, who cares!
I think that the only way for NZ to become a decent place again is for it to declare that it is a white Western country where there is one law for all. If anyone doesn't like that they can shove off - that would include part-maoris and Pacific islanders and all other non-cultures.Of course, I know what it's like being in a party where its members, and even those seeking office in said party, embarrass you, and continue to be embarrassing.
Do you remember the Springbok Tour?
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But green campaigners said investment in organic farming would be a better bet for environmentally sustainable agriculture. Peter Melchett, policy director of the Soil Association, said: "We are concerned about the immediate prospects for organic food, as the organic market has moved back into growth. The prospects of the UK organic market increasing are being held back by the fact that UK organic farmers get the lowest level of financial support of any EU country."
EU subsidies directed towared organic farmers in other member states amount to £140 per hectare, but in England the figure is about £60 per hectare, according to Melchett. In countries including France, Germany, Italy and Sweden, the subsidy can rise to as much as £250 per hectare.