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GUEST BLOG: Laila Harre – What Key’s resignation means for Labour + the Greens

By   /  December 6, 2016  /  Laila Harre, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  34 Comments

John Key’s resignation just made the 2017 election a battleground that Labour and the Greens can win on. Forget the National Party spin that it’s business as usual. John Key just took a big breath and blew away the house of cards.

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Green Party co-leadership

By   /  May 6, 2015  /  Laila Harre, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  16 Comments

I’ve had many people ask me my opinion of the Green Party co-leader contest. In the early stages I predicted that Kevin Hague would win, but that Gareth Hughes should. That was before James Shaw entered the race.

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Why we aren’t taking money

By   /  February 1, 2015  /  Laila Harre, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  11 Comments

The idea for this tour was inspired in part by the pilgrimages of Satish Kumar, who travelled from India to Washington DC, and then around England with no money.

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Using Muslims to justify new terror powers

By   /  November 30, 2014  /  Laila Harre, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  31 Comments

It seems like there has been another attempt to isolate the Muslim community in New Zealand. Being able to spy on someone’s property without their knowledge for 48 hours is a level of insanity that no one in their right mind would agree with.

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EXCLUSIVE: Campaign reflection, Laila Harré reaching out for radical minds

By   /  November 22, 2014  /  Laila Harre, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  76 Comments

Today I’ve announced that I will be stepping down from the Internet Party leadership in December. This will happen once options for the future have been developed for discussion and decision among members.

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A pilgrimage with my sister – Rethink the System

By   /  November 19, 2014  /  Laila Harre, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  14 Comments

We’ve both wanted to do a pilgrimage for many years. But, unlike many modern pilgrims, we wanted to be pilgirms in our own country and get closer to our communities, rather than seek greater distance from them. We are both big fans of the extraordinary adventures of ordinary people, like Robyn Davidson’s Tracksand Cheryl Strayed’s Wild and ultra […]

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What Key will say to me in private vs what he will say about me in public – the negative polarisation of politics

By   /  July 2, 2014  /  Laila Harre, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  42 Comments

The parties seeking to replace National have an opportunity to demonstrate the possibilities of constructive engagement, and to imagine an engagement that goes beyond Parliament to the frontline of our society. Let’s hope that David Cunliffe can convey that message at Labour’s Conference this weekend.

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UPDATE: The Internet MANA Party list

By   /  June 19, 2014  /  Laila Harre, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  20 Comments

Our team embodies a new political constituency. Smart, young and non-tribal.

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SkyCity: Dirty deeds done dirt cheap

By   /  September 26, 2013  /  Laila Harre, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

Not only does Skycity get to avoid two full license renewal processes with the independent analysis and public scrutiny that entails, but it has not even had the courtesy to make a submission to the select committee and to answer the questions of MPs.

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Asset sales really a transfer of wealth from the many to the few

By   /  June 4, 2013  /  Laila Harre, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

We have just five weeks to get the last 16,500 valid signatures needed to force a referendum on the government’s asset sales programme. And there are no more chances after this one.

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Sky City a rigged bet

By   /  May 14, 2013  /  Laila Harre, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

There is no shortage of evidence linking pokies and gaming tables to serious gambling harm.

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National’s war on NZ Unions

By   /  April 30, 2013  /  Laila Harre, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

For some workers, these kinds of steps will be the difference between life and death.

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Paid Parental Leave is a human right, not an employment right

By   /  April 10, 2013  /  Laila Harre, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  3 Comments

We are locked into a paradigm that sees paid parental leave as principally a social beneft rather than an employment right. It is forced to compete for state funding with every other basic need. As long as that continues our entitlements will remain inadequate

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Laila Harré goes all the way (WARNING: Politically explicit)

By   /  March 26, 2013  /  Laila Harre, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  18 Comments

Ever since I was presented with a smorgasbord of political parties and tendencies as a 15 year old activist (I chose Labour), party joining has been a serious matter for me. Voting, leafleting, making donations – that kind of stuff is easy (which isn’t to say it’s easy to get people to do it). The Party’s grateful, it’s not an exclusive deal and you can hang onto your independence. But joining? That’s going all the way.

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The emotional loss of public assets – why heart over wallet matters

By   /  March 12, 2013  /  Laila Harre, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  14 Comments

“I didn’t shed a tear this week because my power prices might go up, but because my ability to buy into this racket means nothing compared to the loss of another major public endeavour, and one so strongly linking generations.”

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About Laila Harré

By   /  February 22, 2013  /  Laila Harre  /  Comments Off on About Laila Harré

Laila Harré BA, LLB Auckland, New Zealand – Laila Harré has had a long career in industrial relations and policy making. She completed degrees in Law and Political Studies in 1987 and after an internship with a Geneva based NGO in 1988 she worked as a mediation officer at the NZ Human Rights Commission, as […]

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