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The Rise and Rise of Daddy State: MSD blackmails NGOs for private data

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

To date, New Zealanders have been mostly apathetic as the government build up it’s ability to spy and store personal information on us. Most of the government’s “targets” have been so-called “terrorists”, immigrants, criminals, student-debt defaulters, and those on welfare benefits or living in state houses.

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Hekia Parata breaks law – ignores Official Information Act – claims emails “not found” – and it gets worse!

By   /  January 25, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  20 Comments

Minister Hekia Parata’s office has apparently deliberately broken the law by ignoring requests for information lodged under the Official Information Act.

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WINZ, waste, and wonky numbers – *up-date*

By   /  July 12, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

“Thousands of people are having their benefits cut off because they are not filling in the complicated paperwork required…4916 just dropped out of the system because they did not do the paperwork.”

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Review: TV3’s The Nation – “Let them eat ice cream!”

By   /  May 25, 2014  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  26 Comments

The one word that came to mind as I watched the episode was: revulsion. Not revulsion at the fact that our once proud egalitarian nation is now one of the most unequal on the face of this planet – but revulsion at the injection of humour in interviews; panel discussion, and levity between the hosts, Lisa Owen and Patrick Gower.

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