Posts Tagged ‘grant robertson’

Sport, politics and equality

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, December 6th, 2017 - 88 comments

Ok, so I know I’m rather late to the party on this but I figured that equality is timeless and it would be a pity to resist using this bully pulpit I have access to now as a vehicle to advance my pet topics. So here goes. Back in October, Grant Robertson copped a little […]

Labour’s Congress 2017

Written By: - Date published: 12:41 pm, May 13th, 2017 - 15 comments

Labour’s Congress in Wellington is underway, with a great speech by Grant Robertson, a farewell to Annette King, and more…

Future of Work Conference

Written By: - Date published: 3:05 pm, March 23rd, 2016 - 68 comments

Labour’s Future of Work Conference is under way. There is a page with information and live stream here.

Looking to the future – planning to adapt and protect people – this is work a government should be doing. In this case, a government in waiting…

Standard questions: Grant Robertson

Written By: - Date published: 10:11 am, November 10th, 2014 - 81 comments

A couple of weeks ago we asked readers to suggest questions for written answers from the candidates. We chose / edited six questions, and sent them to the four campaigns. Here are Grant Robertson’s answers.

Grant Robertson live Q&A

Written By: - Date published: 5:59 pm, November 2nd, 2014 - 135 comments

Grant Robertson will be joining us live here tonight at around 7:30pm. As usual all comments / questions will be strictly moderated.

Chat with Grant Robertson Sunday 7:30

Written By: - Date published: 5:00 am, November 2nd, 2014 - Comments Off on Chat with Grant Robertson Sunday 7:30

Labour leadership contender Grant Robertson will be joining us here at The Standard live on Sunday around 7:30pm for a chat.

Leadership carnage! Crisis! Farce! Civil war!

Written By: - Date published: 7:29 am, October 31st, 2014 - 112 comments

Last night I attended the Dunedin meeting of the Labour leadership traveling roadshow. Carnage! Crisis! Farce! Civil war!

Questions for the candidates

Written By: - Date published: 10:28 am, October 28th, 2014 - 117 comments

The live Q&A sessions have been great, but we would like to put some written questions to each of the Labour leadership candidates, so that more detailed answers can be compared. Suggestions please…

All Things Being Equal…

Written By: - Date published: 1:46 pm, October 27th, 2014 - 171 comments

Assuming that all four contenders for leadership of Labour are equally worthy, there is a defining factor that ought to be considered…vulnerability to attack.

Cullen endorses Robertson

Written By: - Date published: 6:50 am, October 23rd, 2014 - 137 comments

Grant Robertson picked up a heavyweight endorsement yesterday.

Grant Robertson campaign launch

Written By: - Date published: 1:59 pm, October 15th, 2014 - 50 comments

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The final field

Written By: - Date published: 8:18 am, October 15th, 2014 - 60 comments

Well, the list of Labour leadership contenders has defied the predictions of the pundits (myself included). Here’s my 2c on the final field.

Labour’s three factions

Written By: - Date published: 2:41 pm, March 25th, 2013 - 346 comments

It’s interesting how little understanding there is of the state and politics within the Parliamentary Labour Party. A lot of the coverage of Labour’s internal workings has tended to personalise the tension – it’s been focused on Shearer vs Cunliffe without any questions about what lies beneath.

Cone of Silence?

Written By: - Date published: 1:09 pm, September 3rd, 2012 - 101 comments

A couple of weeks back I wrote a post offering Shearer, Robertson or Pagani an opportunity to justify their (more or less) blanket attack on beneficiaries. At the time, I didn’t realise Pagani had been banned from ‘the standard’ for (from memory) being an idiot . So, okay – he’s not able to respond via […]

2c on the leadership

Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, December 12th, 2011 - 116 comments

In the end it comes down to two questions.  Are the public looking for a good bloke, or are they looking for a compelling politician?  Which of the two can unite, motivate, and lead, the caucus and the wider party?

Grant Robertson

Written By: - Date published: 2:23 pm, December 8th, 2011 - 80 comments

In 1997 after six years fighting for fair access to tertiary education through the student movement I joined the Labour Party. I didn’t join to become leader or deputy leader or even to become an MP. I joined because I believed then, and I believe now in the values of social justice, fairness and equality that are the foundation of our party.

Grant Robertson announces leadership position

Written By: - Date published: 7:22 pm, December 5th, 2011 - 135 comments

One term Labour MP Grant Robertson has announced he will be standing for the deputy leadership and supporting fellow newbie MP David Shearer as leader of the Labour Party. The Herald reports “Mr Robertson said although Mr Shearer did not consider it a ticket, ‘I’m certainly supportive of him and when you talk to him, […]

Labour’s decision and Labour’s alone

Written By: - Date published: 12:34 pm, December 1st, 2011 - 84 comments

It worries me that the media and right wing are trying to take control of the Labour Leadership contest. There’s no great hurry with Christmas around the corner (no new leader is going to get a lot of traction over the summer holidays), but the consequences of making a hasty decision will be disasterous for the party, and disasterous for New Zealand.

Two weeks to choose

Written By: - Date published: 3:42 pm, November 29th, 2011 - 160 comments

Have just received an email from Labour’s President Moira Coatsworth. Phil Goff and Annette King to resign Labour’s leadership effective December 13. Moira is urging all Party members to make their views known to their MPs about the new leadership.The caucus will make the decision but members will have their say. Good.

NACTs leave ethical investment to ‘the market’

Written By: - Date published: 9:36 am, August 5th, 2010 - 36 comments

Last night National and ACT voted down Grant Robertson’s ethical investment bill on the basis that “the market” would somehow solve the problem.

You can imagine what these people would have said about slavery at the time of the Civil War.

Franks and teh gays

Written By: - Date published: 5:47 pm, September 22nd, 2008 - 80 comments

National’s candidate for Wellington Central, Stephen Franks, is having a wee cry on his blog today over Agenda’s decision to air that embarrassing Youtube clip where he complains about “grumpy Christians and whining gays” and compares civil unions to marrying your dog. Apparently he’s been “cited out of context” by “the militant gay media” and […]

Franks: “grumpy Christians and whining gays”

Written By: - Date published: 3:16 pm, August 29th, 2008 - 57 comments

Here’s National’s Wellington Central candidate Stephen Franks giving his view on Civil Unions. I’m not even really sure what to say about it. It might just be best to let Stephen Franks speak for himself…

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