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Corrections boss not sure about private prisons

Written By: - Date published: 4:42 pm, August 13th, 2010 - 16 comments

We’ve already seen criticism of the move by National to introduce private prisons (eg. NZ Herald editorial). Now the soon-to-depart prison boss, Barry Matthews has indicated that he too has his doubts.

Fail

Written By: - Date published: 5:10 pm, March 9th, 2009 - 32 comments

So, ‘Crusher’ Collins has failed in her high profile campaign to have Barry Matthews sacked. How embarrassing, what with her staking her entire political reputation on it and all. I doubt John Key will be particularly happy about being dragged into this whole sorry affair either. Less than two weeks ago the Herald reported: The […]

Judith Collins – nascent Minister of Embarrassment?

Written By: - Date published: 4:15 pm, February 23rd, 2009 - 6 comments

Should have seen it coming Judith Collins has been vying politically with Rodney Hide to become the NACT’s Minister of Embarrassment (and Comedy). This is creatively portrayed in today’s Mike Moreu cartoon, as he ties her last weirdo play for the kneejerk vote to her current one. For a background on this current Judith Collins […]

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