Written By: - Date published: 9:50 am, April 8th, 2018 - 5 comments
Partial transcript of a speech as reported in “The Independent”
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, April 3rd, 2018 - 13 comments
It is predicted that today Parliament will pass a law allowing for the expunging of convictions of adults for engaging in homosexual behaviour.
Written By: - Date published: 12:24 pm, April 1st, 2018 - 55 comments
This week the award goes to a Fairfax reporter for writing as fawning a review of a political career as you can imagine.
Written By: - Date published: 1:27 pm, March 31st, 2018 - 606 comments
The past week has seen the Herald focus on issues concerning Clare Curran to the almost exclusion of anything else, including the perilous state of our Health system and Kim Dotcom’s successful appeal against the last Government’s breach of his rights of privacy.
Written By: - Date published: 4:26 pm, March 30th, 2018 - 24 comments
There is a great article by Gordon Campbell on the likelihood of an inquiry but more importantly what will or wont be covered and what will or wont be for the public eyes/ears Read it here
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, March 28th, 2018 - 100 comments
Steven Joyce’s prediction of a $11.7 billion deficit in the Government’s finances may be true. But this is because the last Government has underfunded health and hidden problems.
Written By: - Date published: 6:08 am, March 27th, 2018 - 71 comments
The Minister for Women on her recent trip with the NZ delegation to the UN.
Written By: - Date published: 9:45 pm, March 25th, 2018 - 17 comments
In the days of the British Raj unsportsmanlike behaviour was condemned by saying “it isn’t cricket.” Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft hiding ball-tampering sandpaper in his trousers in a forlorn attempt to avoid the cameras showed that for Aussies “it is cricket.” We’ve seen it before of course with the Chappells. Heads must roll.
Written By: - Date published: 7:56 am, March 25th, 2018 - 20 comments
This weeks award goes to Jonathan Coleman for failing to know that a leaky building crisis existed in Manukau DHB, and for then refusing to talk about it and hanging up on Suzy Ferguson of Radio New Zealand.
Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, March 25th, 2018 - 59 comments
Unpaid labour “is the single largest sector in any nation’s economy and the whole of the market economy only is able to function on top of that.”
Written By: - Date published: 10:36 am, March 23rd, 2018 - 10 comments
“I will apologise to the people of Parihaka who are here, while I do recount some of the important history that they have heard and know and live and breathed, but that still today, too many in our country are not aware of and are not familiar with and so I seek to put it on record in the House as part of my contribution.”
Written By: - Date published: 6:33 am, March 23rd, 2018 - 134 comments
A good start from Labour on rent reforms, but will their bigger plans be enough?
Written By: - Date published: 11:50 am, March 18th, 2018 - 53 comments
When elite’s tussle, shouldn’t we look after us and ours?
Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, March 18th, 2018 - 10 comments
“The Health Select Committee is about to consider the government’s changes to medicinal cannabis law. This is your chance to tell politicians they have not gone far enough.”
The Greens have a handy online submission form that you can send as is or add your own thoughts. Submissions close on Wednesday.
Written By: - Date published: 10:42 am, March 16th, 2018 - 111 comments
Judith Collins thinks that no one cares that National oversaw the creation of a significant housing crisis.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, March 15th, 2018 - 87 comments
Do we have a sexual assault problem in New Zealand, or an alcohol problem? The media has decided for you. (Content warning: Sexual assault, rape culture, discussion of problematic news coverage thereof)
Written By: - Date published: 6:12 am, March 14th, 2018 - 28 comments
The Standard regular commenter Macro takes a look at the state of food security in NZ
Written By: - Date published: 8:11 am, March 12th, 2018 - 82 comments
Phil Twyford has the perfect response to National’s claim that Judith Collins’ appointment as Housing Spokesperson would cause him to lose sleep.
Written By: - Date published: 1:16 pm, March 6th, 2018 - 114 comments
With the publishing of another misogynistic cartoon, it’s time to ask who were the witches and why are so many men still afraid of them?
Written By: - Date published: 9:37 am, March 4th, 2018 - 44 comments
In this very important first week Simon Bridges has committed two major blunders. He has claimed he was environmentally friendly when any view of his Ministerial history would confirm that this is not the case. And he forgot his Government oversaw the stripping of democratic rights from all prisoners, and adjusted his position when his error was pointed out.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, February 28th, 2018 - 97 comments
There is a case for the Reserve Bank to be eradicated, or at least major changes made to its structure.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, February 27th, 2018 - 35 comments
The Minister of Justice and the Prime Minister teased a little bit of constitutional change yesterday. Let’s look at what that could actually mean, and how it could upon up old laws for review by Parliament.
Written By: - Date published: 9:49 am, February 25th, 2018 - 67 comments
Judith Collins has indicated that the chances of a mature debate about Criminal Justice are slim.
Written By: - Date published: 11:39 am, February 24th, 2018 - 152 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.