Tag: Retirement

James Shaw’s Commencement Debate Speech

Speech – Green Party Ki a koutou ku hoa Premata, huri noa i te Whare, ng mihi o te tau hou ki a koutou katoa.Commencement Debate Speech James Shaw – 9th February 2016 E te Māngai o te Whare, tēnā koe. (Mr Speaker, greetings to you.) Ki a koutou ōku hoa Pāremata, huri noa i te Whare, ngā mihi o te tau hou ki a koutou katoa. (To all of you my Parliamentary friends, across the House, happy New Year.) Mr Speaker. Today, I want to talk about leadership and I want to start by talking about a subject that many National MPs will become very familiar with next year. I want to talk about retirement. Superannuation One of the big challenges the Government has promised they’re not going to fix is superannuation. Most of the people in this room know the numbers. In the next few decades our population will age and retire. Our tax revenues will go down because there will be fewer people working. Our healthcare costs will go up. And our superannuation commitments will double to $25 billion a year by 2028. We know that the Prime Minister is very relaxed about all of this. Nowadays he’s so relaxed I wonder if he’s got a special dispensation from the Associate Health Minister. Former Finance Minister Michael Cullen was not so relaxed. That’s why he set...

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Grey Power Concerned At Secret TPPA Deals’ Impact on Elderly

Press Release – Grey Power New Zealand The Government seems hell-bent on committing NZ to the TPPA prior to the next election while refusing to release any details to the NZ public. Grey Power has real concerns about the impact of this agreement on several areas of NZ life: Huge increases in …Grey Power Concerned At Secret Deals and Their Impact on Elderly New Zealanders As Well As the Population as a Whole The Government seems hell-bent on committing NZ to the TPPA prior to the next election while refusing to release any details to the NZ public. Grey Power has real concerns about the impact of this agreement on several areas of NZ life: Huge increases in the cost of medicines. Multi-national corporations dictating NZ policy and laws. Dr Erik Monasterio’s article in the Christchurch Press Monday March 10th has caused real concerns amongst Grey Power membership where it says the very existence of Pharmac is threatened under this agreement. ENDS Content Sourced from scoop.co.nz Original...

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