Written By: - Date published: 11:39 am, February 24th, 2018 - 12 comments
Andrew Little has called for a complete change the way criminal justice works. But National’s initial response suggests that the prospects of a mature discussion on the issue are slim.
Written By: - Date published: 8:07 am, February 24th, 2018 - 7 comments
* in Australia.
Written By: - Date published: 8:19 am, February 23rd, 2018 - 176 comments
Teachers in America have responded to Donald Trump’s proposal to arm teachers in response to the Parkland School massacre with a request that they be armed with anything but guns.
Written By: - Date published: 4:27 pm, February 22nd, 2018 - 76 comments
National’s leadership contest is one week old. The latest is a central edict that all candidates have to be nice to each other and a claim that candidates are not offering senior positions to MPs in exchange for their support.
Written By: - Date published: 10:17 am, February 21st, 2018 - 24 comments
Nicky Hager and the publishers of Dirty Politics have released into the public arena the chapter dealing with Mark Mitchell’s campaign to be selected as National’s Rodney candidate.
Written By: - Date published: 1:17 pm, February 19th, 2018 - 51 comments
A Back Judith Collins website has been established. And Collins is denying involvement.
Written By: - Date published: 8:54 am, February 18th, 2018 - 154 comments
Judith Collins has picked on the campaign term strong and decisive for behaviour better described as brutal and obdurate.
Written By: - Date published: 1:58 pm, February 16th, 2018 - 20 comments
Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce’s future in politics is on the line as he responds to allegations of infidelity, hypocrisy and misuse of Government resources.
Written By: - Date published: 2:16 pm, February 15th, 2018 - 73 comments
Written By: - Date published: 3:54 pm, February 14th, 2018 - 39 comments
Amy Adams has announced that she will also be seeking the leader’s position of the National Party.
Written By: - Date published: 1:26 pm, February 14th, 2018 - 20 comments
Simon Bridges has announced that he too will be seeking the National Party leadership.
Written By: - Date published: 8:59 am, February 14th, 2018 - 90 comments
Judith Collins has announced that she is running for National’s Parliamentary leadership.
Written By: - Date published: 8:29 am, February 12th, 2018 - 154 comments
The disclosure of Chris Bishop’s snapchat engagement with young teenage females raises the question of who leaked the information to the media and why.
Written By: - Date published: 12:38 pm, February 11th, 2018 - 295 comments
The Government is moving to stop the creation of new charter schools and require existing charter schools to integrate with the public system.
Written By: - Date published: 9:50 am, February 9th, 2018 - 75 comments
National is united. There are no murmurings about leadership and Bill English’s and Paula Bennett’s positions are secure.
Written By: - Date published: 8:25 am, February 8th, 2018 - 17 comments
Over in America Republican intellectual genius Paul Ryan tweeted how a School teacher who will receive $1.50 extra per week because of Republican tax cuts was grateful for the increase. But it did not go down well …
Written By: - Date published: 8:21 am, February 7th, 2018 - 58 comments
National is claiming some credit for the success of Waitangi day. But the things they claim credit for are because of decisions of others, not the National Government.
Written By: - Date published: 12:49 pm, February 4th, 2018 - 25 comments
Last year’s electorate expense returns have now been made public.
Written By: - Date published: 10:01 am, February 2nd, 2018 - 60 comments
In the middle east a Palestinian teenager is detained for a minor assault and for protesting the occupation of her country. And three Israeli teenagers are apparently trying to sue two New Zealand residents for exercising their rights of free speech.
Written By: - Date published: 8:36 am, February 1st, 2018 - 24 comments
Speculation is rife that Paula Bennett’s reign as Deputy Leader of the National Party may be under threat.
Written By: - Date published: 7:06 am, January 31st, 2018 - 34 comments
Helen Kelly championed the liberalisation of drug law to allow those suffering from significant ill health to have access to cannabis for medicinal purposes. National is still struggling with the concept despite it having overwhelming public support.
Written By: - Date published: 1:48 pm, January 30th, 2018 - 116 comments
Bill English has criticised the Government for only offering an officer briefing on the day that legislation is due to be introduced into Parliament. But appears to have forgotten an offer made by Jacinda Ardern 48 days ago.
Written By: - Date published: 10:14 am, January 29th, 2018 - 42 comments
Damien Grant wins the latest award for penning a column where he claims that University education is a great folly of modern life, contributes surprisingly little to our economic well-being and does not prepare graduates for work.
Written By: - Date published: 1:28 pm, January 25th, 2018 - 20 comments
The Government has announced changes to the Employment Relations law which on the whole are positive and beneficial for workers. But following New Zealand First lobbying the 90 day fire at will provision will be retained for small firms.