The Hong Kong protest worked

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Date published: 8:22 am, June 16th, 2019 - 10 comments
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Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, has permanently suspended the legislative proposal to enable extradition of Hong Kong people to among other places mainland China.

What have Unions ever done for freeloaders?

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Date published: 8:39 am, June 16th, 2019 - 135 comments

Two teachers who support individual contracts and performance pay are upset that they are not going to immediately get the benefit the Teachers Unions negotiated for their members.

How To Get There 16/6/19

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Date published: 7:00 am, June 16th, 2019 - 61 comments

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Open mike 16/06/2019

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The freedom to insult

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Date published: 5:37 pm, June 15th, 2019 - 105 comments

David Seymour is proposing a law change that would protect neo nazis from the effects of their hate speech unless the speech also incited or threatened violence.

Open mike 15/06/2019

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Daily review 14/06/2019

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Date published: 5:30 pm, June 14th, 2019 - 28 comments

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Mark Richardson wants to be a Nat MP

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Date published: 8:17 am, June 14th, 2019 - 100 comments

Mark Richardson thinks he may have a future career and will be able to transform from overpaid TV personality to overpaid public representative.

Open mike 14/06/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, June 14th, 2019 - 199 comments

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Daily review 13/06/2019

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Date published: 5:57 pm, June 13th, 2019 - 20 comments

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Farewell Mr Makhlouf

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Date published: 12:39 pm, June 13th, 2019 - 45 comments

Gabriel Makhlouf will be remembered because of events surrounding the unauthorised access of Treasury information by National. History should result in him being remembered for more positive things, like the creation of a new framework that has restructured how the government spends public money from the ground up.

An October election in the UK?

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Date published: 9:39 am, June 13th, 2019 - 27 comments

Boris Johnson declared his candidacy today. The Guardian’s Tom Kibasi speculates on his strategy – pick a fight with the EU, make Brexit the issue and call an election. Do a deal with Farage and save Britain from Corbyn. Will it work?

Open mike 13/06/2019

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Daily review 12/06/2019

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National keeps digging itself into a hole on budget leaks

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Date published: 9:57 am, June 12th, 2019 - 141 comments

National continues to attack the Government on its handling of the Treasury budget leak. But it still has not properly explained why its behaviour should be considered ethical.

Open mike 12/06/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, June 12th, 2019 - 124 comments

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FiveEyes on our elections

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Date published: 3:56 am, June 12th, 2019 - 94 comments

Andrew Little’s letter to the Select Committee on election interference puzzled me – it seemed to be out of the blue and not particularly relevant to our system. Then I read about a meeting on the Gold Coast last year and it became clear as to why – FiveEyes pressure.

 

Daily review 11/06/2019

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Date published: 5:30 pm, June 11th, 2019 - 34 comments

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National refuses to rule out coalition with Destiny

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Date published: 7:31 am, June 11th, 2019 - 124 comments

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

On the day that Brian Tamaki engaged in some rabid right wing dog whistling and talked about a clash of cultures Simon Bridges has refused to rule out working with Destiny Church’s Coalition New Zealand party.

Open mike 11/06/2019

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Daily review 10/06/2019

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Pollwatch: 9th June 2019

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Date published: 4:00 pm, June 10th, 2019 - 27 comments

We had both major polls out yesterday, as noted in previous stories, and boy were the results a doozy! In addition to twice my usual talk about models, we’re going to get into the assumption some people are no doubt already making- that one of the polls is “wrong,” or more technically, rogue. For those […]

Three disturbingly different views on climate change

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Date published: 2:10 pm, June 10th, 2019 - 63 comments

In the same week that Donald Trump said that the American climate was the cleanest climate, Ian Dunlop, former chairman of the Australian Coal Association, has warned of massive social consequences ranging from increased religious fervour to outright chaos. And UK Chancellor Philip Hammond is questioning if remedial action is affordable.

Deranged Jacinda syndrome

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Date published: 9:14 am, June 10th, 2019 - 90 comments

Mike Hosking has chosen to criticise Jacinda Ardern for touring the country and speaking to communities about the Wellbeing budget rather than flying across the world to take part in a photo opportunity.

Open mike 10/06/2019

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Two polls out tonight

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Date published: 4:50 pm, June 9th, 2019 - 87 comments

The latest Colmar Brunton and Reid Research polls are out tonight and clearly they will be trying to measure what effect the Budget has had on public opinion. What will they show?

Politics is like a Traffic Jam

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Date published: 7:00 am, June 9th, 2019 - 45 comments

Traffic jams are frustrating, waste time and money, have no cause or purpose, and they are all the same.

How To Get There 9/6/19

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Open mike 09/06/2019

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What is happening in Britain?

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Date published: 10:31 am, June 8th, 2019 - 22 comments

In the United Kingdom politics is becoming very unstable with the surge of the new Brexit Party, a Conservative Party that no longer knows what it stands for and Labour also shedding significant support to other parties with clearer positions on Brexit.

Open mike 08/06/2019

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