Written By: - Date published: 5:06 pm, September 19th, 2018 - 35 comments
News of the Coalition’s bad health appears to be something of a beat up.
Written By: - Date published: 5:14 pm, August 30th, 2018 - 45 comments
Following recent news it appears that in Australia Au Pairs of the rich and connected are welcomed and helped. Seriously ill refugees are ignored. And click bait racists are fine but peace activists are shown the door.
Written By: - Date published: 8:01 pm, November 23rd, 2017 - 155 comments
Frigate. Send one. Now.
Written By: - Date published: 9:19 am, February 3rd, 2017 - 31 comments
Compassionate conservatism in action. No wonder English was so tame in his criticism of Trump’s Muslim ban.
Written By: - Date published: 1:49 pm, January 30th, 2017 - 3 comments
The PM may not know where he stands but the Mayor of Wellington does.
Written By: - Date published: 7:25 am, June 16th, 2016 - 3 comments
The Nats’ quota increase has now been described as “shameful and inhumane”, “stinks of a Government that doesn’t care”, “pathetic”, “mean-spirited and callous”, and more. Will they get the message?
Written By: - Date published: 10:35 pm, June 13th, 2016 - 60 comments
Epsom hologram David Seymour reckons we need to force refugees to pledge allegiance to what he calls ‘values’. Of course, ACT don’t know value, they only know price. And haven’t we heard this sort of thing from another party in years gone by?
Written By: - Date published: 3:12 pm, June 13th, 2016 - 22 comments
Reaction to Key’s pathetic increase in the refugee quota – “shameful and inhumane” (Amnesty International), “stinks of a Government that doesn’t care” (Double the Quota).
Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, November 27th, 2015 - 17 comments
As reported yesterday Dunedin has been picked as the new settlement location for refugees. May they find a warm welcome and a future of peace and security here.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, October 30th, 2015 - 34 comments
Amnesty International has published a report “By Hook or by Crook: Australia’s Abuse of Asylum-Seekers at Sea” which has rightfully been described as a damning indictment of Australia’s handling of the refugee crisis. But New Zealand benefitted from payments of money to people smugglers. What did the Government know?
Written By: - Date published: 7:34 am, October 10th, 2015 - 3 comments
A march of solidarity for refugees is planned for today at Auckland.
Written By: - Date published: 6:05 pm, September 8th, 2015 - 91 comments
Winston’s solution to war and refugees.
Written By: - Date published: 8:16 am, September 7th, 2015 - 71 comments
The backtrack is under way. Last week National was not budging on refugee numbers. Today they will announced an urgent passage allowing for the intake of more Syrian refugees. The focus groups have spoken. Update: and the announcement is for 600 new refugees over 3 years and $4,9 million in increased aid.
Written By: - Date published: 4:02 pm, September 6th, 2015 - 90 comments
I wonder if the current public outpouring of sympathy for Syrian refugees is nought but a ‘fashion’, or whether it’s the beginnings of a renaissance for internationalism.
Written By: - Date published: 9:01 am, September 5th, 2015 - 82 comments
In both England and New Zealand conservative Prime Ministers are looking to urgently backtrack from recent refusals to do anything further for refugees.
Written By: - Date published: 4:46 pm, September 4th, 2015 - 67 comments
Labour plans to seek leave to introduce an emergency bill into Parliament on Tuesday to increase the number of refugees the country can receive.
Written By: - Date published: 1:17 pm, September 3rd, 2015 - 94 comments
Who’s willing to help those suffering in Iraq & Syria now, Prime Minister?
Written By: - Date published: 8:57 am, August 12th, 2013 - 10 comments
With Australian elections just around the corner quality Australian political blogs will be in demand. If you want to read a refreshingly progressive and sophisticated analysis of Australian Politics I recommend Jim Parker’s blog Failed Estate. He writes with precision on issues such as the state of Australia’s media, the undermining of Julia Gillard, and the festering sore that is the boat people issue.