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At some point Labour have to step up
New Labour Government Sworn In By Governor-General WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 26: The Governor-Genaral Dame Patsy Reddy joins Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her new executive in an official photograph at the swearing-in ceremony at Government Ho

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At some point Labour have to step up 
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury

I like how every Labour party apologist attacks any criticism of this Government's lack of progress on any of the real issues with 'how can you expect them to fix a decades worth of National damage in 18months' - sure, but at the very least I expected them to have an actual plan to fix those problems, not constant excuses and half promises.

The truth is that NZ voters who gave their vote to Labour have very little to actually show for that trust when it comes to an equal society.

The $5billion families package is not nearly as beneficial once the tax clawbacks are taken into account.

The best start package doesn't do much for those children already in poverty born after the start date.

The elimination of secondary tax still doesn't help those facing clawback for WFF or the Accomodation benefit.

Raising the minimum wage still isn't meeting the actual Living Wage.

Free tertiary education is meaningless if it's just the first year that is free and no support for graduating students wishing to study further.

State housing is still a basket case, and affordable housing a sad joke.

Welfare agencies are still punishing the poor and the point blank refusal of a Capital Gains Tax has locked in a generational theft of wealth that will never end.

If Labour don't start some serious economic reforms then voters will need to accept that Labour are merely a softer management version of National.
 

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