Anzac Day 2018

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Date published: 8:43 am, April 25th, 2018 - 24 comments
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A post to commemorate Anzac day.

Thank you Metiria.

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Date published: 11:14 am, April 25th, 2018 - 40 comments

Some movement on social security (a thing we all deserve)

Open Mike 25/04/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, April 25th, 2018 - 161 comments

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Daily Review 24/04/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, April 24th, 2018 - 57 comments

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Workers’ Rights. Our Rights. And a Government Breaking Bad.

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Date published: 11:14 am, April 24th, 2018 - 15 comments

Time for the government to pull its head in.

Freedom of Speech and Expression

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Date published: 10:14 am, April 24th, 2018 - 34 comments

Bollocks and bullshit lands on shits and giggles.

Bottom feeding fish

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Date published: 8:35 am, April 24th, 2018 - 99 comments

Yesterday the Herald said something stupid about Clarke Gayford, reported his response and then reported at how the country was divided by the article.

Open Mike 24/04/2018

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Daily Review 23/04/2018

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Date published: 6:20 pm, April 23rd, 2018 - 26 comments

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Today in schadenfreude

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Date published: 2:57 pm, April 23rd, 2018 - 39 comments

Brian Tamaki, recent victim of self/God?-inflicted burns. Don't be like Brian.

For those who occassionally enjoy dark laughter at the truly deserved pain of others, today brings supremely ironic news in the continued culture war on queer people in New Zealand.

Is capitalism obsolete?

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Date published: 8:10 am, April 23rd, 2018 - 202 comments

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has given a speech where he has stated that capitalism is coming to an end because it is making itself obsolete.

Open Mike 23/04/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, April 23rd, 2018 - 137 comments

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North Korea

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Date published: 11:51 am, April 22nd, 2018 - 17 comments

When enemies are all around…

Professional identity-Why it matters or Why we are being screwed by the Government

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Date published: 11:09 am, April 22nd, 2018 - 27 comments

A personal perspective on the repercussions of the government’s current approach to Social Work and Social Workers.

Jacinda Ardern is just like Donald Trump

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Date published: 9:15 am, April 22nd, 2018 - 77 comments

In a gross example of click bait journalism a senior political commentator at a major media outlet has claimed that Jacinda Ardern and Donald Trump are similar.

Open Mike 22/04/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, April 22nd, 2018 - 124 comments

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An Opportunity Missed? A Failure to Listen? And Whose Advice was Privileged?

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Date published: 9:31 am, April 21st, 2018 - 26 comments

The conclusion that I am left with is the bureaucrats have once again gained control of the social work profession and want to manage social work and social workers under a neoliberal managerialist ideology.

Kieran O’Donoghue, Associate Professor in Social Work, Massey University

Doofus of the Week – April 20, 2018

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Date published: 9:07 am, April 21st, 2018 - 73 comments

Doofus of the week this week goes to a television personality who is upset that his sexist comment that employers should be allowed to know what their female employees breedings plans are was taken out of context.

Open Mike 21/04/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, April 21st, 2018 - 164 comments

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Daily Review 20/04/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, April 20th, 2018 - 114 comments

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The right to free speech

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Date published: 9:05 am, April 20th, 2018 - 105 comments

This week has seen a number of examples where right wing and religious men have said stupid things and then had their statements defended on the basis that free speech should be protected.

Open Mike 20/04/2018

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Catriona MacLennan takes on the Law Society

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Date published: 6:16 pm, April 19th, 2018 - 49 comments

Catriona MacLennan is being sent to a disciplinary committee for criticising a judge, in a case where he made an appalling judgement.  Where are the freedom-of-speech advocates?

Daily Review 19/04/2018

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The Daily Show on Sean Hannity

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Date published: 5:18 pm, April 19th, 2018 - 15 comments

Trevor Noah on the Daily Show gives the most concise and funny description of Sean Hannity’s problems concerning Donald Trump’s lawyer’s issues.

Why Can’t We Hold Vector Accountable?

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Date published: 8:28 am, April 19th, 2018 - 85 comments

For those of us who were without electricity to their houses in Auckland for several days, it’s worth turning our thoughts to Vector.

Open Mike 19/04/2018

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Daily Review 18/04/2018

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Date published: 5:20 pm, April 18th, 2018 - 30 comments

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Pollwatch: Colmar Brunton, 16/4/18

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Date published: 4:00 pm, April 18th, 2018 - 78 comments

An arc chart of seats in the latest Colmar Brunton poll: Greens 7, Labour 53, New Zealand First 6, National 54, ACT 1.

In this third edition of Pollwatch, we note Simon Bridges’ leap out of the gate to a hiss and fizzle, and with Roy Morgan still on an unexplained hiatus, our second poll of the year has arrived from Colmar Brunton, with the government’s support down very slightly, but its support partners both in a much more stable position.

Does New Zealand need more immigration?

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Date published: 9:49 am, April 18th, 2018 - 185 comments

The Australian Federal Treasury has put out a think piece that has come out strongly in support of the government policy of adding 190,000 non-humanitarian migrants a year with a focus on taking skilled workers.  Should New Zealand do the same?

Bullshit upon Bullshit.

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Date published: 9:31 am, April 18th, 2018 - 34 comments

Doctors being intimidated.

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