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Daily Review 11/04/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, April 11th, 2016 - 11 comments
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John Key foxy nothing to fear or hide

Daily review is also your post.

This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

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Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

11 comments on “Daily Review 11/04/2016 ”

  1. pat 1

    anyone for tennis?

    • Bill 1.1

      Apart from John Key and John Shewan popping nice wee soft lobs to one another over the net? Probably not.

  2. ianmac 2

    As expected. Announce a Review then…..From PM Post Cabinet Press Conference, ” He (Key) then rebuffed further questions, saying any further comment had to wait for John Shewan’s findings and recommendations. Key added that it was “very technical stuff” and commented that there was a tendency for a “bush lawyer” mentality in this discussion.”(The transcript from Robert Kelly- Scoop.)
    I say,there you are you dumb journalists and stupid Citizens. Surprised?

    • Bill 2.1

      Seems his line is going to be that if NZers are using over seas trusts, then ‘bad’….nicely ignoring the basic thrust that it’s about trusts being based in NZ by rich foreign nationals to avoid paying any tax to any government, and being able to do so only because of way NZ has set itself up. Oh. That and spouting other irrelevant shite about how it’s all no loss to the NZ tax base.

  3. Rosie 3

    Liking the new large header btw. Good work 🙂

    • swordfish 3.1

      Yep, me too.

      My Mother and Uncles/Aunties used to deliver both The Standard and its Wellington-based Labour-friendly sister (daily) newspaper, The Southern Cross, around Ngaio when they were kids and teens in the 40s. I’m sure they’d recognise the masthead immediately.

      • Rosie 3.1.1

        Nice story swordfish 🙂

        Interesting about Ngaio. I came across a lovely little leftie enclave when I was renting there 10 years ago. Went to a street gathering and it turned about that over half the people I met there were either union members or officials in some capacity. Mainly PSA and NZEI. I always was very fond of Ngaio but couldn’t affords to buy there. All those old state houses that got hocked off decades ago are now FANNNCEY.

  4. sabine 4

    good news and highly interesting news.

    🙂

    http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/04/09/unprecedented-youth-climate-case-against-government-moves-forward

    Quote: The lawsuit, filed by 21 plaintiffs ages 8-19, and climate scientist Dr. James Hansen, states that the federal government is violating their right to life, liberty, and property, as well as their right to public trust resources, by enabling continued fossil fuel extraction and use.

    U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin in Eugene, who called the case “unprecedented,” rejected motions by federal lawyers and representatives of fossil fuel groups to dismiss the lawsuit. He stated in his decision (pdf) that the plaintiffs “give this debate justiciability by asserting harms that befall or will befall them personally and to a greater extent than older segments of society.”

    There is a need for a court to assess the “constitutional parameters of the actions or inactions taken by the government,” Coffin said.

    Philip Gregory, who represents the plaintiffs, said in a statement that the decision is “one of the most significant in our nation’s history.”

    “The court upheld our claims that the federal government intensified the danger to our plaintiffs’ lives, liberty, and property…. The next step is for the court to order our government to cease jeopardizing the climate system for present and future generations,” Gregory said. “The court gave America’s youth a fair opportunity to be heard.”

    Lawyers for the fossil fuel groups said the lawsuit posed a “direct, substantial threat” to their businesses, an argument Coffin rejected. The defendants have 14 days to file objections to the ruling.” Quote End

  5. swordfish 5

    Colmar Brunton’s Andrew Robertson wonders if we’re now down to just three major Public Pollsters.
    3 News/Newshub Reid Research
    One News Colmar Brunton
    Roy Morgan

    The Herald DigiPoll seems to have suddenly shut up shop.

    And Andrew speculates that Fairfax may possibly have done the same given they’ve been awol for a long time now. He argues that’s bad for methodological and analytical innovation and the future of polling in general.

    I’ve replied to Andrew on his blog, pointing out that Fairfax are pretty erratic in their polling so we can’t assume too much yet. Sometimes they don’t recommence polling until just a few months out from an impending Election.

    https://grumpollie.wordpress.com/2016/04/02/are-we-down-to-three-polls-in-nz/comment-page-1/

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