Written By: - Date published: 8:25 am, March 18th, 2017 - 66 comments
If, instead of macho posturing (like the “War on P”), we wanted to actually tackle substance abuse, we would be looking at what actually works. Interesting case study in Iceland.
Written By: - Date published: 7:56 am, October 27th, 2016 - 29 comments
Why has Housing NZ ignored repeated advice and misused meth tests to evict tenants? RNZ: “Drug Foundation executive director Ross Bell said Housing New Zealand had caused a huge amount of harm by knowingly misusing the guidelines.”
Written By: - Date published: 2:20 pm, August 8th, 2016 - 8 comments
I/S at No Right Turn writes on meth testing, false positives, and Housing NZ.
Written By: - Date published: 10:37 am, March 31st, 2016 - 81 comments
Welcome signs of new realism on drugs. Sadly, it’s the sort of progress only a right-wing government can propose.
Written By: - Date published: 11:50 am, December 3rd, 2010 - 32 comments
Lawmaking is serious business. It is how we as a community, through our elected representatives, set the bounds and frameworks for our behaviour, allowing our community to function. Laws shouldn’t be made, things shouldn’t be banned, for the hell of it. So why is Parliament passing a law that everyone, including the PM, thinks is pointless?
Written By: - Date published: 11:23 am, November 9th, 2010 - 17 comments
Do you remember when John Key declared War on P a year ago? The action has been… underwhelming. The Police have been getting on with quietly doing a good job, to be sure, but when you grandiosely declare “War” on something, you expect a bit more attention to have been paid to it.
Written By: - Date published: 6:53 am, April 5th, 2010 - 56 comments
John Key makes big promises and he doesn’t deliver. Tax cuts North of $50? Jobs summit? Close the gap with Australia? His rhetoric on crime is another example. Key promised to tackle violent crime. Key promised a war on P. Well, the first report card is in, and it isn’t good.
Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, October 12th, 2009 - 27 comments
Did John Key pick up a pair of cowboy boots on his latest trip? Because he’s come back talking like some kind of macho macho man: My message to the gangs is clear. This Government is coming after your business and we will use every tool we have to destroy it. We will be ruthless […]