Shearer promises policy initiatives
Sun, 27 Jan 2013 3:12p.m.
Labour leader David Shearer is promising there will be no airy fairy concepts in policy his party is developing this year ahead of the election in 2014.
He signalled a hands-on approach by a Labour Party preparing to govern in a speech at the Wainuiomata Rugby Football Club today that contained no new policy initiatives.
"Jobs are our number one priority. We have concrete ideas that will help, including creating thousands of jobs and training opportunities through our plan to put 100,000 families into affordable first homes," he said.
He says the party will develop a clear plan to diversify the economy and will roll out the previously announced KiwiBuild scheme to build affordable houses from "day one when we take office".
"On education, we'll work to improve the transition from school to further training and high-skill jobs. Too many young Kiwis are dropping out or just drifting. We want every child to go through school with a purpose and a plan of where they'll end up."
He said Jacinda Ardern, Labour's social development spokesperson, would produce an alternative white paper setting out ways to lift children out of poverty.
"I can tell you that today I'm refreshed, I'm fired up, and I'm raring to go," Mr Shearer said.
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29/01/2013 10:12:11 a.m.
Liz The Pom wrote:
Not setting me alight!
The story and the person are not aligned.
He is so new on the scene. And old fashioned!
He so obviously needs a stronger team around him.
29/01/2013 8:32:38 a.m.
Cromwell Taxpayer wrote:
I could not help but wonder whether he actually seriously means that he will make big changes.
Mr Shearer's inflections, gesticulations and smiling were somewhat uncomfortable. He was speaking from the Rugby Club of that Trevor Mallard.
I tell a man by the company he keeps and the sincerity of his speech.
When are they choosing a new leader?
28/01/2013 9:11:02 a.m.
Now Labour are admitting today [Mon] that their housing plan is unafordable. What a bunch of tossers. Shearer looks like the idiot he is even more.
28/01/2013 8:48:33 a.m.
Good to see a bit of "fire" in the speech. Just disappointing that he spoke for so long and said nothing. Also do hope that the policies he so carries on about are not going to be like the proposed housing policy which any person with half a brain can see is not workable and is purely political talk. I must however say, Mr Shearer did look as if he was "on something", but whatever it is, he should keep it up as we do need strong opposition to keep the current bunch on their toes.
27/01/2013 10:07:28 p.m.
governments dont create jobs... man i hate the labour party
27/01/2013 9:36:12 p.m.
Who is this? wrote:
Shearer = Helen Clark Minime
27/01/2013 9:21:21 p.m.
Rayden Horton wrote:
I'm in this video standing behind David Shearer when they interviewed him out side
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