@dogmeat said in NZ Politics:
@jegga Interesting Question. Here are their 2017 Election promises
From July 1, 2018, Labour will lower the cost of GP visits by $10; provide increasing government funding for all practices that lower their fees by $10; lowering the average non-VLCA fee from $42 to $32 and the maximum fee from $69 to $59; increasing funding for GP training places, taking the intake to 300 per year Done the fees not sure about rest
Ensure businesses are able to get genuinely skilled migrants when they need them. This will include introducing an Exceptional Skills Visa for highly skilled or talented people and introducing a KiwiBuild Visa for residential construction firms who train a local when they hire a worker from overseas. Strengthen the labour market test for work visas so they are not being used for jobs Kiwis can do, and make the skills shortage lists more regional so migrants coming in under them can only live and work in areas where there is a genuine skills shortage.Pretty hard to judge as Border came down but suspect this is a fail
Expand New Zealand's export markets through trade agreements; preserve regulatory sovereignty, including the right to ban foreign buyers of New Zealand homes and farmland; diversify the export base; support exporters to add value to exports.Too long term to judge. Pretty anodyne policy targets
Establish a $75 million annual Tourism and Conservation Infrastructure Fund to pay for projects that will improve the experience of visitors to New Zealand and enhance the natural environment. The $75 million a year will come from a $25 per visit levy on international visitors who are not citizens or residents of New Zealand.Did they do this? Can't remember. Window dressing anyway
Create a passenger rail service linking Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga and, if justified by demand, upgrade it in stages to a rapid rail network throughout the Golden Triangle; build light rail from the CBD to Auckland Airport as part of a new light rail network to be built over the next decade with routes to the central suburbs, the airport, and West Auckland, which will later be extended to the North Shore; commit an additional $100 million from the National Land Transport Fund in capital investment to Greater Christchurch multi-modal public transport, including commuter rail from Rolleston to the CBD as a first step.LOL
Labour's workplace relations package includes increasing the minimum wage to $16.50 an hour; replacing the current National Government's "fire at will'' law with fair trial periods that provide both protection against unjustified dismissal and a simple, fair, and fast referee service; introducing Fair Pay Agreements that set fair, basic employment conditions across an industry based on the employment standards that apply in that industry; promoting the living wage by paying it to all workers in the core public service, and extending it to contractors over time; doubling the number of Labour Inspectors. I'd say - unsurprisingly - they have a pass here. Hard to believe minimum wage was less than $16 only four years ago
Building homes people can afford to buy, and restoring the Kiwi dream of owning your own place through the KiwiBuild programme and the Affordable House Authority; A three-point plan to crack down on speculators by banning offshore speculators from buying houses, taxing speculators who flip a house within five years, and ending the speculators' tax loophole; ensuring homes are healthy to live in and building state houses for families in need.Well they did expand the Brightline test but Housing has been another fail
You can also add in the most transparent government ever, the climate change is our nuclear moment and the war on child poverty as high profile fails.
It was only election promises. Not many governments live up to them and Labour can say that they went out the window when they had to enter a coalition, but there is no denying they have over promised and under delivered on most things.
Ardern campaigned on reducing homelessness in fact in 2018 she claimed she’d have the homeless housed within four weeks
That didn’t go well https://borgenproject.org/homelessness-in-new-zealand/
Their biggest promise was kiwibuild which was supposed to increase our housing stock and bring down property prices . The policy itself has been an abject failure and property prices have soared under labours watch .
There’s fuck all for them to look back on and point to as a success apart from the astounding feat of isolating one of the most isolated countries on the planet which they have now managed to fuck up
Really, fuck these people. The idiots in National who backed Muller and reduced the party to a shambles can get fucked too