A jafa blog about Spider, politics, economics, and my other obsessions including food, gardening and the FUBAR that is Auckland's urban design.
We're focused on Auckland because Spider's too young to have lived anywhere else, and I'm too old to move to Melbourne.
PS Don't look for any links to right-wing blogs here. As the 'dirty politics' fiasco showed, they really are despicable. Does it matter? Yes, we think it does.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Save the date
While the PM is wittering about the flag and some imaginary terrorists, National is pushing through labour reforms, reforms to the RMA and continuing to push the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). If you don't know what the TPPA is Jane Kelsey has written extensively on it (see here, here and here). Meanwhile, the party of the workers is happy to once again shaft them so long as the government releases the text of the agreement two weeks before signing so people can see how many of their economic rights are being traded away.
There a petition against the TPPA (here), and a day of action on November the 8th. Be there!