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Open Mike 28/05/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 28th, 2017 - 51 comments

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Campbell on the budget

Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, May 27th, 2017 - 31 comments

Campbell: “As I asked Joyce at the Budget lockup: ‘What is to stop landlords from treating this increase as a green light to hike up rents?’ … In reply, Joyce said that the government would be ‘keeping an eye’ on landlords, to ensure they did not abuse the situation.”

Roy Morgan poll (please no not Winston)

Written By: - Date published: 6:47 am, May 27th, 2017 - 59 comments

The chronically erratic Roy Morgan poll is out again, with Nat vs Lab/Green in a dead heat.

Open Mike 27/05/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 27th, 2017 - 101 comments

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Daily Review 26/05/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:33 pm, May 26th, 2017 - 32 comments

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NRT: A constitutional change

Written By: - Date published: 3:01 pm, May 26th, 2017 - 7 comments

I/S at No Right Turn writes: “The Court has ruled that the High Court was right to declare that National’s 2010 prisoner voting restrictions (the ones which were so shabby and shoddily passed that they brought Parliament into disrepute) were inconsistent with the Bill of Rights Act

The Greens respond to the Budget

Written By: - Date published: 10:03 am, May 26th, 2017 - 72 comments

James Shaw on National as the masters of the shell game.

Open Mike 26/05/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 26th, 2017 - 59 comments

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Daily Review 25/05/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, May 25th, 2017 - 16 comments

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Budget analysis and reaction – The One Dollar Bill budget

Written By: - Date published: 3:12 pm, May 25th, 2017 - 129 comments

Andrew Little calls it the ‘The One Dollar Bill Budget’, a $1 tax cut for cleaner on minimum wage.

As usual it is the already well off who do the best out of National’s election year tax cut bribe.

Keith Ng’s four tax myths

Written By: - Date published: 7:31 am, May 25th, 2017 - 23 comments

A useful piece from Keith Ng on myths about tax. It’s an extract from The PSA’s “Progressive Thinking: Ten Perspectives on Tax” booklet.

Budget 2017 – general discussion post

Written By: - Date published: 6:04 am, May 25th, 2017 - 20 comments

Budget Day.

Open Mike 25/05/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 25th, 2017 - 57 comments

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Daily Review 24/05/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, May 24th, 2017 - 39 comments

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Open Mike 24/05/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 24th, 2017 - 78 comments

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Oh Manchester …

Written By: - Date published: 2:19 pm, May 23rd, 2017 - 242 comments

Terrible news from Manchester where two explosions have killed at least 19 people and injured many more. This post will be updated as more news comes in.

Budget details “leak”

Written By: - Date published: 11:03 am, May 23rd, 2017 - 48 comments

Richard Harman at Politik: A “Families’ Income Package” is likely to be at the core of this week’s Budget. Sources close to the Government have “leaked” details of the Budget to POLITIK.

Stuff – online survey on NZ direction

Written By: - Date published: 10:28 am, May 23rd, 2017 - 9 comments

Stuff is running an online survey – Is New Zealand on the right track?

Geddis on TPP11

Written By: - Date published: 9:46 am, May 23rd, 2017 - 10 comments

Geddis: “So either Bill English was lying to Susie Ferguson on the radio, or his advisors lied to him about what TPP11 will require, or the Crown’s lawyers are lying to the Waitangi Tribunal.”

Open Mike 23/05/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 23rd, 2017 - 185 comments

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Daily Review 22/05/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, May 22nd, 2017 - 22 comments

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Caption contest

Written By: - Date published: 3:45 pm, May 22nd, 2017 - 32 comments

Open Mike 22/05/2017

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Open Mike 21/05/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 21st, 2017 - 38 comments

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New Zealand’s Neoliberal Drift

Written By: - Date published: 2:23 pm, May 20th, 2017 - 85 comments

In New Zealand, neoliberal reforms have widened inequality and undermined the country’s self-image as an egalitarian paradise.

Campbell on the TPP cargo cult

Written By: - Date published: 9:22 am, May 20th, 2017 - 17 comments

Gordon Campbell: “The TPP has literally become a cargo cult ritual that’s being performed in the hope that someday, one day, the Americans will return, bearing gifts.”

Assange and Manning

Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, May 20th, 2017 - 36 comments

Swedish prosecutors are dropping their seven year old preliminary investigation into an allegation of rape against Julian Assange. Chelsea Manning has been released from prison after serving seven years of a 35-year sentence.

Open Mike 20/05/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, May 20th, 2017 - 52 comments

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Daily Review 19/05/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:28 pm, May 19th, 2017 - 16 comments

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Little replies to property specualtors

Written By: - Date published: 1:21 pm, May 19th, 2017 - 60 comments

Good piece by Andrew Little where he addresses the arguments of the property speculators. “It’s common sense. Taxpayers shouldn’t be subsidising speculators and helping them outbid home buyers.”

Hey Kids: Voting’s Fun!

Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, May 19th, 2017 - 30 comments

The Jonathan Pie guide to voter engagement.

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