Written By: - Date published: 6:14 pm, September 12th, 2018 - 6 comments
Towers bore me.
Written By: - Date published: 6:32 pm, May 24th, 2018 - 120 comments
Minister Twyford’s resignation has been refused by the Prime Minister after he took a call against Civil Aviation rules, in the second ministerial scandal of the Ardern administration.
Written By: - Date published: 11:31 am, July 18th, 2017 - 16 comments
The Nats know all about the importance of monitoring and goals when it comes to effecting change. So naturally: “A goal of reducing New Zealand’s total suicide rate by 20 per cent over 10 years was rejected over fears the Government would be held accountable if the rate didn’t drop.”
Written By: - Date published: 10:03 am, June 24th, 2016 - 61 comments
Rebstock’s report into into leaks from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has been absolutely torn apart by the Ombudsman, with multiple serious flaws identified. This morning Key expressed his continuing confidence in Rebstock. Of course.
Written By: - Date published: 11:14 am, April 12th, 2016 - 42 comments
I know this won’t happen, but still…
Written By: - Date published: 4:50 pm, May 26th, 2015 - 25 comments
An argument in favour of New Zealand adopting Fixed Term Parliaments Act legislation.
Written By: - Date published: 8:48 am, August 20th, 2014 - 49 comments
Accountability is not dirty politics. You can’t be smeared with the truth. John Key’s lines are as worthless as his promises of ministerial accountability.
Written By: - Date published: 4:58 pm, March 3rd, 2014 - 5 comments
Looks like Mark Ames really has lost the plot viz a viz Glen Greenwald and ‘The Intercept’
Written By: - Date published: 9:39 am, May 8th, 2013 - 71 comments
From a text exchange leaked to Newstalk ZB it seems that Aaron Gilmore has lied to the PM. The ball is in Key’s court now…
Written By: - Date published: 2:48 pm, April 5th, 2013 - 130 comments
In an interview this afternoon Key said that: “There will be no more answering of questions straight away, if I need to get details”. Defensive and petulant, Key is backing away from accountability.
Written By: - Date published: 6:28 pm, November 17th, 2011 - 15 comments
RNZ has a great Policy Q&A site up. Labour and the Greens have replied to the questions (most parties have or will do so), so you can find out where they stand on the issues. But National’s non-participation shows that they’re too arrogant to even bother engaging on policy.
Written By: - Date published: 10:33 am, January 28th, 2011 - 28 comments
John Key was interviewed on Morning Report less than a handful of times each of the 2 years between winning power in 2008 and Sean Plunket leaving. He’s appeared on Radio NZ before 9.30 for lengthy interviews 3 times this week.
Election year accountability, you gotta love it.
Written By: - Date published: 7:40 am, September 26th, 2010 - 19 comments
In the aftermath of the twin towers, the dust that accompanied their collapse gave rise to a health crisis in the medium/long term that continues to play out to this day. And given the prevalence of asbestos in Christchurch buildings, it just might be that the earthquake will result in a number of preventable deaths after all…
Written By: - Date published: 8:34 am, September 30th, 2009 - 31 comments
Bill English is teetering on the edge. National spinners are claiming that he has done what is needed to “close the issue down”. Labour are going to keep pushing. National’s next step will be to run a “poor Bill” defence. “Poor Bill has paid it back, what more can he do?”, “Poor Bill was just […]
Written By: - Date published: 10:19 am, August 2nd, 2009 - 48 comments
According to the Herald Paula Bennett has said she will apologise if the complaint to the privacy commissioner is upheld. I would have hoped that if a minister of the crown is found to have broken the law there would be a bit more accountability than an insincere “sorry”. Especially if that unlawful action has […]