Asenati Lole-Taylor will be attending the social justice seminar in Palmerston North as an invited guest, and will speak on issues relating to employment prospects for young people.
Speech - Dunedin South
9 The Octagon, Dunedin
Friday 9 August, 5.30pm
Good evening ladies and gentlemen,
Thank you for your attendance and your invitation to come to Dunedin and Otago.
New Zealand First is questioning why a recent whistle-stop trip to Europe by Steven Joyce cost the taxpayer the equivalent of two minimum wage jobs.
New Zealand First says the Budget does little to help struggling New Zealanders off the treadmill of high costs and low wages and uses asset sales to blur the real state of the economy.
Mr Speaker –our first reaction to this Budget is to call in the Serious Fraud Office.
Never in the history of this country has a government so blatantly cooked the books.
This is financial deceit on a grand scale.
I take a call on behalf of New Zealand First, and I ask the question: what do New Zealanders want from the Budget? That is the big question—what do New Zealanders want from the Budget?
New Zealand First says the Government needs to explain why it is issuing temporary work visas for supermarket workers at a time of record high unemployment.
New Zealand First says the loss of 140 Department of Conservation jobs will place enormous stress on those who have to take up the slack.
New Zealand First says the latest unemployment figures are a disastrous result for the Government which is relying on the economic might of Australia as its employment policy.