Labour sets new relationship with Media Policy

Initiatives include Public Media Funding Commissioner, Funding, Digital Service Wellington, September 12, 2017 Jacinda Ardern Labour has today launched its media and film policy aimed at strengthening New Zealand’s identity and providing sustainability for the industry. Labour recognises that as a nation we must be able to tell our stories, including those of our diverse communities, on multiple platforms effectively…

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IRD clears itself of leak allegation

Supplied Content Wellington, September 12, 2017 Following information regarding Winston Peters’ National Superannuation payments entering the public arena, Inland Revenue Department (IR) carried out an investigation to determine whether an IR staff member was the source of the information. The allegation that IRD had been the source of the information had been made and subsequently withdrawn by a journalist while…

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Discussion Paper on Macroeconomic Policy released

Reserve Bank of New Zealand Wellington, September 11, 2017 A new discussion paper ‘Macroprudential policies in a low interest-rate environment,’by Fang Yao and Margarita Rubio has been published on the Reserve Bank’s website. Non-technical summary In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, a new set of challenges has emerged for macroeconomic policy makers. One of the major changes in…

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Hindus protest denigration of Lord Ganesha in meat advertisement

Meat & Livestock Australia comes under fire for irresponsible marketing Rajen Zed Nevada, USA, September 15, 2017 The High Commission of India in Australia (Canberra) have made a demarche to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Communication and Arts and Department of Agriculture bringing to their notice an offensive advertisement by Meat and Livestock Australia that hurt…

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Labour’s ambiguity could cost New Zealand trade deals

Todd McClay Wellington, September 11, 2017 Labour has questions to answer about its deliberately vague housing ban announcement which could rip up trade deals and cost thousands of jobs New Zealanders rely upon. A ban would cut across a range of existing Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) we have with countries like Singapore, Australia and Korea and cause considerable difficulty with…

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