I’M BEGINNING to suspect that Reserve Bank Governor, Adrian Orr, is, at heart, a revolutionary. The decision of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand...
Simon Bridges is desperately attempting to remain politically relevant in the cannabis debate after the Government blindsided National with a clearly defined referendum question and a clear set of guidelines to a regulated Cannabis market...
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We all know the horrific harm that criminalising cannabis has caused. If the reeferendum is passed the Government’s Bill will at least stop that harm from continuing in the future. However, it seems it will do little to reverse that harm in the worst affected communities.
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ACCEPTING AUTHORITARIANISM is challenging. For New Zealanders especially, raised in one of the world’s oldest democracies, official hostility to political liberty is difficult to comprehend.
...when is our Government going to have words with our largest trading partner about those internment camps?
Anything requiring the title ‘strike force raptor’ should only apply to an actual dinosaur who has slipped through a time portal
Let's be clear, personally I think National winning would be disastrous, and Labour must gain a second term. but Labour are not helping themselves with their politics of kindness inclusion glacial consensus making stuff because it means change is incredibly slow.
The latest attempt at eroding prisoners civil rights are National's calls for forced labour camps. What National are ignoring is NZ is signed up to International Labour conditions that specifically ban forced prison labour.
This is such a bad poll because it makes the Left feel a lot more complacent than they should. This is an online poll and online polls are pretty notorious with their accuracy.
If Māori attempt to look like they are gaining advantage in a new industry, the majority will backlash, if Māori advocate for a system that actively seeks to redress the bias of the old law now by entrenching a system that protects Māori agency, the majority will listen.
...NO! NO! NO! Parliament are not 'entitled' to strip prisoners of the right to vote, you need a super majority to do that! For Simon to be arguing that a bare 51% majority has the power to strip the rights off the other 49% is a dangerous precedent to be attempting to seek here.
Last week the United Nations General Assembly held its annual series of votes on Palestine/Israel. Eight resolutions were considered and all were adopted – most by overwhelming margins.
After 5 years, the NZ Police have apologised and settled my complaint against their breach of my privacy and civil rights during their deeply flawed case against Nicky Hager. The formal apology is as follows.
Bomber delivers his run-down on the week's big political issues