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5AA: Across The Ditch – RMA Fizzer + Labour Leadership Primary

By   /  September 12, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Most Recent Blogs, Selwyn Manning  /  Comments Off on 5AA: Across The Ditch – RMA Fizzer + Labour Leadership Primary

On 5AA Australia’s Across The Ditch bulletin this week Selwyn Manning and Peter Godfrey discuss how the National-led Government looks likely to lose a key piece of legislation that paints it a failure. We talk RMA reform + Labour’s leadership primary.

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5AA Australia: Selwyn Manning & Peter Godfrey on Labour’s Leadership + Milk False Alarm

By   /  August 29, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Most Recent Blogs, Selwyn Manning  /  Comments Off on 5AA Australia: Selwyn Manning & Peter Godfrey on Labour’s Leadership + Milk False Alarm

The leader of New Zealand’s Labour Party resigned last Thursday, sparking a leadership campaign. The three main candidates are: David Cunliffe, Grant Robertson, and Shane Jones. Among these three men is possibly New Zealand’s next prime minister.

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Labour Leadership: Get Ready For The Vision, The Policy, The Plan

By   /  August 28, 2013  /  Most Recent Blogs, Selwyn Manning, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

David Cunliffe, Grant Robertson, and Shane Jones know their stuff… But only one can truly unite Labour and reconnect it to the provinces, the cities, and the people. And only one has demonstrated the leadership necessary to beat National in 2014.

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5AA Australia: NZ Passes Controversial GCSB Electronic Spy Law

By   /  August 22, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Most Recent Blogs, Selwyn Manning  /  2 Comments

In this week’s Across The Ditch bulletin Selwyn Manning and Peter Godfrey discuss how the National-led Government have managed to pass controversial electronic spy legislation into law, by only a slim majority of two votes.

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Special Feature: For China Is The GCSB Bill One Insult Too Many?

By   /  August 18, 2013  /  Most Recent Blogs, Selwyn Manning, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

Q&A With Paul Buchanan, Seeby Woodhouse & Thomas Beagle: ONE MAJOR BUT OVERLOOKED CONSEQUENCE of the Government’s GCSB legislation is what impact it will have on New Zealand’s relationship with our second largest trading partner – the People’s Republic of China.

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5AA Australia: Selwyn Manning & Peter Godfrey on the Fonterra-Caused Crisis

By   /  August 8, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Most Recent Blogs, Selwyn Manning  /  Comments Off on 5AA Australia: Selwyn Manning & Peter Godfrey on the Fonterra-Caused Crisis

Audio: On this week’s Across The Ditch bulletin Selwyn Manning and Peter Godfrey discuss how Fonterra, New Zealand’s largest agriculture dairy product exporter, has become the focus of an international recall of bulk whey mild powder exports and baby formula milk products.

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Behind The Shroud Broadcasts Tonight – 8pm FaceTV & Sky Ch 83

By   /  August 5, 2013  /  Most Recent Blogs, Selwyn Manning, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

BEHIND THE SHROUD: Tonight for the first time on NZ TV the public will be told why and how the SIS got the Ahmed Zaoui case so wrong. What can we learn from those mistakes? Should the SIS, GCSB and our intelligence aparatus undergo significant reform? This documentary explains what the Government refused to reveal. FaceTV & Sky channel 83 @ 8pm.

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5AA Australia: Selwyn Manning & Peter Godfrey on PM’s Men Acquire Journalists Confidential Data

By   /  August 1, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Most Recent Blogs, Selwyn Manning  /  Comments Off on 5AA Australia: Selwyn Manning & Peter Godfrey on PM’s Men Acquire Journalists Confidential Data

On this week’s Across The Ditch bulletin Selwyn Manning and Peter Godfrey discuss how the New Zealand Prime Minister’s investigator sought and obtained the meta-data of a political journalist’s communications including email and all telephone call records spanning from February to May 2013.

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All The Prime Minister’s Men: Why John Key Cannot Have It Both Ways

By   /  August 1, 2013  /  Most Recent Blogs, Selwyn Manning, Setting The Agenda  /  28 Comments

UPDATE: Since this article was written the head of Parliamentary Services, Geoff Thorn has resigned, receiving three month’s pay as a golden handshake. The Speaker said in a statement: “… both he (Thorn) and I acknowledge that the confidence in Parliamentary Service has been undermined by events in recent weeks, and as general manager he accepts responsibility for this.”

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Documentary’s Key Spy Witness Reveals How SIS Failed New Zealand

By   /  July 30, 2013  /  Most Recent Blogs, Selwyn Manning, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

The public was never told why the Government changed its tune, it was never informed on why Zaoui was finally considered to be no threat, and neither the Government (nor the SIS) fronted to explain exactly why the SIS got this case wrong. This documentary explains what the Government refused to reveal.

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The Sunday Panel on RadioLive With Wallace Chapman, Selwyn Manning & Rodney Hide – Party Pills + Shearer + GCSB + David Bain

By   /  July 14, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Most Recent Blogs, Selwyn Manning  /  Comments Off on The Sunday Panel on RadioLive With Wallace Chapman, Selwyn Manning & Rodney Hide – Party Pills + Shearer + GCSB + David Bain

On this edition of RadioLive’s Sunday Panel Wallace Chapman, Selwyn Manning and Rodney Hide discuss: Party pills; David Shearer’s leadership; Christchurch Council CEO inquiry; some of the flaws in the GCSB legislation; and new evidence in the David Bain case.

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What’s All This About A Leadership Coup?

By   /  July 10, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Most Recent Blogs, Selwyn Manning  /  10 Comments

In my view, what’s happening here is a destabilisation campaign. The question is who is behind it. The right is attempting to capitalise on it… But the rumours have been emitting from Labour itself.

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Why Labour Should Take Moroney’s Tip & Put This ‘Man-Ban’ Silliness To Bed

By   /  July 6, 2013  /  Most Recent Blogs, Selwyn Manning, Setting The Agenda  /  28 Comments

The true test of whether a policy is right or wrong is to turn it on its head. For example, would it be right to exclude women from selection? Would it be right to exclude candidates on the basis of ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation? No, of course not. Just as it is wrong for any entity to exclude people from employment or opportunity based on their gender.

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5AA Australia: Kim Dotcom & PM John Key Square Off Over NZ’s Proposed Spy Laws

By   /  July 4, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Selwyn Manning  /  2 Comments

In this week’s Across The Ditch bulletin Selwyn Manning & Peter Godfrey discuss how the NZ Prime Minister has been challenged face to face by a host of people opposed to his preferred extension of spying powers – including a fiery exchange between Key and Kim Dotcom.

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GCSB Downloaded Its Version Of The GCSB Bill From The Daily Blog

By   /  June 23, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Most Recent Blogs, Selwyn Manning  /  15 Comments

Check this out… It does appear the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) downloaded its copy of the GCSB draft legislation from The Daily Blog website.

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RadioLive’s Sunday Panel With Wallace Chapman, Selwyn Manning & Rodney Hide

By   /  June 23, 2013  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs, Selwyn Manning  /  1 Comment

Wallace Chapman, Selwyn Manning & Rodney Hide discuss the political issues of the week (June 17-23) including: Truth newspaper’s closure; Lianne Dalziel’s mayoral pitch; is manufacturing suffering or is it prospering; liquor licencing outlets law reform; electricity power peddlers and their hard sell; etc…

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