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Daily Review 13/11/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 13th, 2017 - 22 comments
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22 comments on “Daily Review 13/11/2017 ”

  1. ScottGN 1

    Turnbull’s totally on the ropes.
    His travails have become so various and insurmountable that presumably the government in Wellington has worked out they’ve got nothing to lose by pushing harder on the refugee crisis.

    • tc 1.1

      Malcom blew it with the double dissolution election gamble he lost.

      It’s been very entertaining with players like Abbott, Hanson and unlike here the rules get applied. My what a legacy these liberals are crafting.

  2. weka 2

    Just realised that there’s a chance the next US and NZ elections are in the same week. /random

    • Stunned mullet 2.1

      I expect our elections will be very boring in comparison to the likely farce in the US – unless of course the Dems manage to find someone electable on the Republicans trade trump in for Mayor Stubbs.

  3. xanthe 3

    The TPPA cas been rebranded it is now the CRAPPT

    • greywarshark 4.1

      Sounds as if business are planning to utilise their position on the Council to get profitable ventures under way, PPP, and drop the community connection bit. The brave businesses sticking out their chests and striding into the creative business world, may all be wending their way to the honeypot council. No doubt if there is a new entity set up, the salary will be 50% more than Mr Casson’s because of all the extra responsibility and expertise required.

  4. Muttonbird 5

    So the rot of John Key’s government begins to set in. NZ slips 8 places to 13th in press freedom.


    Key’s apologists won’t be concerned though. They’re on record as not being concerned about this sort of thing until NZ drops into Africa territory.

    This is a dreadful legacy of John Key.

    • James 5.1

      And do you think the deputy prime minister serving papers on the press to get them to reveal sources is going to make things better or worse ?

      • Muttonbird 5.1.1

        Sorry. This damage has nothing to do with Winston Peters. It’s all John Key.

        Don’t forget the hit job on Peters was run by the National government of the time, straight out of the Key/Eagleson playbook.

        Murphy’s and Burr’s sources were National government sources. Remember that.

        • James

          And I was simply asking do you think actions that this governments deputy pm is going to make it better or worse from where we are now. ?

          • McFlock

            Actually, even if Peters wins it might be quite good for press freedom.

            Basically, the decision will have to precisely explain the reasoning behind it, either way, and the threshold that the application had to meet. Then, of course, it will most likely be appealed, creating an even higher precedent.

            These decisions will then have to be considered next time search warrants are requested on media companies.

            By more precisely defining the line between “journalism” and “abetting the commission of a crime”, it will make it easier for media organisations to safely approach that line more closely.

          • KJT

            Do you think the press should never be accountable?

            For bad faith, lies and breaches of privacy.

            We already have enough trouble with politicians on that account.

      • Robert Guyton 5.1.2

        National shouldna dunnit.

        • Muttonbird

          I wonder if penguin will cut and paste this piece. Dangerous ground for him – while he’d love to criticise Peters for challenging National and serving papers on Murphy and Burr, he’ll also be highlighting the significant deterioration of press freedom under John Key’s government.

          My guess is he’ll stay quiet on this one.

  5. Muttonbird 6

    UF is now dead. Probably 10 years too late but better late than never. After the Bowtie quit in such spectacularly petulant fashion I couldn’t really believe he was accepting of Damian Light as his replacement.


    The only things I’ll remember Dunne for is the the worm, the liaison with Andrea Vance, and screwing up the synthetic drugs issue.

    Quite a legacy.

    • weka 6.1

      Not helping Helen Kelly too.

    • AB 6.2

      A faintly ridiculous footnote to the early history of MMP – a quirk, an aberration an irrelevance.
      Now we need ideas on how to end the scam known as the ACT Party.
      Both of them are/were detritus left over from the explosion of the 1984-1990 Labour government – misshapen little asteroids waiting to burn up.

      • Muttonbird 6.2.1

        If they think it’s important enough then a strong joint campaign by the three government parties around one Labour candidate should see the end of Rimmer.

        He’ll be starving for oxygen this term and he’ll become increasingly fringe, desperate, juvenile, and marginalised. If he is not already so.

        If a coherent plan is put in place the progressives in Epsom can do this.

  6. Sanctuary 7

    The anti-Labour media bias is astonishing. National could say almost anything, and have ministers spouting sound bite nonsense about the flimiest of policy, and all the media would do was cackle at how in charge and on message they were. Now, Labour has to front up with the detail, is in confusion, are red face – and are being accused of yapping and being liars – and Bill English gets more radio time than the PM.

    The right wing media and it’s strategy is now clear. Incessantly and aggressively portray the new government as a shambles, promote constantly the opposition, and demand a level of accountability they asked for from their mates in National.

    Labour needs to move against the right wing commercial media monopoly on the message.

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