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The Daily Blog Watch Wednesday 31 July

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  Media Watch, TheDailyBlog Reposts  /  Comments Off on The Daily Blog Watch Wednesday 31 July

The Daily Blog Watch Wednesday 31 July

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Lone Wolf: Jon Stephenson and his Search for the Truth

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

A person who continues to believe that one’s honour is worth defending; one’s reputation is worth preserving; and that the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, is still worth risking everything to find.

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Labour opposes flawed Housing Bill

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  Labour Party, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Labour opposes flawed Housing Bill

Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Labour opposes flawed Housing Bill Phil Twyford  |  Wednesday, July 31, 2013 – 16:14 Labour has withdrawn its support for the Government’s Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Bill, saying the Bill is flawed and won’t achieve its aim of increasing the supply of affordable homes. Labour’s Housing spokesperson […]

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Joyce guts Invermay

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  Labour Party, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Joyce guts Invermay

Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Joyce guts Invermay Clare CurranDavid Clark  |  Wednesday, July 31, 2013 – 16:12 “Today’s announcement of 85 job cuts at Invermay is the direct result of the Government’s failure to properly fund innovation, Labour’s Economic Development spokesperson David Clark and Associate Economic Development spokesperson Clare Curran say. “The job […]

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PM clueless about GCSB’s snooping for Henry inquiry

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  Labour Party, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on PM clueless about GCSB’s snooping for Henry inquiry

Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: PM clueless about GCSB’s snooping for Henry inquiry David Shearer  |  Wednesday, July 31, 2013 – 15:45 John Key has once again been shown to be clueless about the activities of his own spy agency, which helped snoop for the Henry inquiry, says David Shearer. “John Key told Parliament […]

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PGA urges US President to sign up to Arms Trade Treaty

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  Labour Party, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on PGA urges US President to sign up to Arms Trade Treaty

Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: PGA urges US President to sign up to Arms Trade Treaty Ross Robertson  |  Wednesday, July 31, 2013 – 15:34 Labour’s Associate Spokesperson for Disarmament, Ross Robertson, has signed a letter to President Barack Obama on behalf of Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA), congratulating the US Administration for helping […]

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Green Party welcomes parliamentary investigation into intrusive powers

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  Green Party, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Green Party welcomes parliamentary investigation into intrusive powers

Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Green Party welcomes parliamentary investigation into intrusive powers Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | Press Release It’s good to see that the Privileges Committee is looking to uncover what happened with the David Henry Inquiry and the unauthorised disclosure of a journalist and MP’s information The Green Party is […]

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Domestic violence on the policy agenda

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  Labour Party, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Domestic violence on the policy agenda

Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Domestic violence on the policy agenda Sue Moroney  |  Wednesday, July 31, 2013 – 13:07 A Bill that makes domestic violence an aggravating factor at sentencing will help highlight the tragic impact offending has on victims and families, says Labour’s Women’s Affairs spokesperson Sue Moroney.   The Labour MP […]

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Water quality in agricultural areas continues to decline

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  Green Party, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Water quality in agricultural areas continues to decline

Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Water quality in agricultural areas continues to decline Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | Press Release The science is clear, agricultural intensification and putting more animals and more fertiliser on the land causes water pollution Attempts to shift the blame for river pollution from intensive agriculture to cities and […]

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TDBLive Wednesday @2pm: Parliament Question Time Commentary – With Martyn Bradbury & Julie Anne Genter

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  Julie Anne Genter, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

This Post Includes Today’s Parliament Questions: At 2pm today MP Julie Anne Genter joins Martyn Bradbury as guest commentator for TDBLive’s Wednesday Parliamentary Question Time session.

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Union concern at fishing crew exemptions

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  CTU, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Council of Trade Unions is critical of a proposal to exempt settlement quota from requirements of the Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill.

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Key’s NZ – where Andrea Vance & Jon Stephenson are the ‘enemy’

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

What confidence can we the people have when journalists like Stephenson and Vance are subject to the very type of mass surveillance we are all so concerned about?

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NZDF, Jon Stephenson and Freedom of the Press

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  John Minto, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Information is power and those who control the information we receive have great power – total power often – to shape public discussion of important issues. This is especially true of war zones overseas because the flow of accurate news is always very restricted in any case.

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TRAINSPOTTING: Transport and housing affordability (are inextricably linked!)

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  Julie Anne Genter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

I have to admit, there are some bad local government planning regulations, and they have a negative impact on our economy. But not the way pro-sprawl advocates and the Government insist.

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An Open Message to the GCSB, SIS, NSA, and Uncle Tom Cobbly…

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

I don’t know who “Anonymous NZ” is – but they have my 101% support

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A blighted future – The price of an apple

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

Sometimes, the most innocuous events bring you up hard against the realities of our modern life…

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