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Archive for March, 2021

The SIS is worried about foreign interference – so what’s NATO doing in our back yard?

Written By: - Date published: 9:28 pm, March 31st, 2021 - 26 comments

The SIS can’t help itself – it keeps getting involved in our politics, but stays resolutely one-eyed. As Sam Sachdeva of Newsroom reports, it has just released advice for politicians on how to avoid political interference. Maintaining ‘transparent’ secrecy, it uses its favourite journalists and academics to drop the necessary hints – look over here. […]

Daily review 31/03/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, March 31st, 2021 - 26 comments

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Resistance

Written By: - Date published: 3:24 pm, March 31st, 2021 - 50 comments

Chris Trotter recently asked the question about why there isn’t more resistance to the degree of inequality that we face in New Zealand. He’s partially right, we do spend an awfully amount of time arguing with each other about matters of smaller and smaller moment while inequality slides downhill from glacier to avalanche.  But intersectionalism isn’t the primary cause of activist cooling.

Ports of Auckland – time for change

Written By: - Date published: 8:47 am, March 31st, 2021 - 5 comments

Auckland Council has released the Ports of Auckland Independent Health and Safety Report and the recommendations are damning.

Open mike 31/03/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, March 31st, 2021 - 100 comments

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Daily review 30/03/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, March 30th, 2021 - 17 comments

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National’s leadership problem

Written By: - Date published: 7:48 am, March 30th, 2021 - 42 comments

Chris Luxon’s maiden speech last week and another example of multiple leaks of details of a caucus meeting highlight how precarious Judith Collins’ tenure as National Party leader is.  But does someone have the numbers to replace her?

Open mike 30/03/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, March 30th, 2021 - 133 comments

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Daily review 29/03/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, March 29th, 2021 - 46 comments

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Open mike 29/03/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, March 29th, 2021 - 29 comments

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About Grant Robertson’s bright line tax statement

Written By: - Date published: 10:39 am, March 28th, 2021 - 217 comments

Media has been abuzz with comment about how last election Grant Robertson has backtracked on a promise on not extending the bright line test.  Should politicians stick to their pronouncements no matter what?  Or should they change their minds if circumstances demand a change in course?

Open mike 28/03/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, March 28th, 2021 - 42 comments

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Open mike 27/03/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, March 27th, 2021 - 130 comments

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Daily review 26/03/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, March 26th, 2021 - 18 comments

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Doocey is taking the piss

Written By: - Date published: 7:49 am, March 26th, 2021 - 12 comments

Private member’s bills are an important feature of Parliament.  They give all MPs the chance to change the law to address real or perceived issues and problems.  So what does National MP Matt Doocey think is the country’s most pressing problem?

Open mike 26/03/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, March 26th, 2021 - 51 comments

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Daily review 25/03/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, March 25th, 2021 - 35 comments

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The housing crisis and the Government’s response

Written By: - Date published: 9:28 am, March 25th, 2021 - 163 comments

The Government’s housing policy announcements have been attacked by the right and landlords as being an attack on rights and business, and by elements of the left for being too timid.  Which suggests that the announcements are quite well pitched.

Open mike 25/03/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, March 25th, 2021 - 78 comments

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Daily review 24/03/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, March 24th, 2021 - 15 comments

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The Australian Parliament and Women

Written By: - Date published: 12:13 pm, March 24th, 2021 - 14 comments

To understand how power and misogyny and democracy all flow from the one stinking head, one need look no further than the Australian Parliament right now.

Open mike 24/03/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, March 24th, 2021 - 44 comments

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Daily review 23/03/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, March 23rd, 2021 - 12 comments

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Government announces plan to help first-home buyers maintain the housing crisis

Written By: - Date published: 10:33 am, March 23rd, 2021 - 226 comments

Labour disappoints again. Individual investment rights trump collective responsibility for people having homes.

Something big but not like that

Written By: - Date published: 7:45 am, March 23rd, 2021 - 41 comments

I am going out on a limb here but I think that Comrade Chris Trotter suggesting that Jacinda Ardern may resign as Prime Minister may be overhashed.

Open mike 23/03/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, March 23rd, 2021 - 48 comments

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That’s No Moon  – It’s A Space Station

Written By: - Date published: 7:50 pm, March 22nd, 2021 - 9 comments

Did anyone notice Russia and China signing up to a treaty to form a common base on the moon?

Daily review 22/03/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, March 22nd, 2021 - 43 comments

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Open mike 22/03/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, March 22nd, 2021 - 75 comments

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Covid Zeitgeist

Written By: - Date published: 12:04 pm, March 21st, 2021 - 31 comments

NZ politics needs recharging and renewal to move forward. We need more charging stations.

Open mike 21/03/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, March 21st, 2021 - 16 comments

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