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GUEST BLOG: Blockade the Budget

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

The ‘Independent’ Police Conduct Authority’s report into the policing of student protests in 2012 is a whitewash

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When National claim new anti worker laws provide ‘flexibility’ they mean spine snapping

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  29 Comments

And so it comes to pass. The first law National ram through as part of their victory march are new anti worker laws they pretend will generate ‘flexibility’.

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City Transport: A Taxing Matter

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  Keith Rankin, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  9 Comments

Auckland is an emerging world-city, with many employment opportunities not present in other parts of the country. The externalities around both transport and housing can be resolved in orthodox ways that make full use of the price-mechanism that is at the core of economics.

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Open Letter to Amy Adams: Please Reopen The Review Into Sexual Violence Court Processes

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  Jessie Hume, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

New Zealand has a notoriously low conviction rate for adult sexual offences. I realise rape prevention is about more than just criminal conviction, but there is a message being sent, and right now that message is that rape simply doesn’t matter. To rapists we say “if you rape, it’s likely nothing bad will happen to you”, to rape survivors we say “if you get raped, no one cares”. – See more at: https://thedailyblog.co.nz/2014/10/31/open-letter-to-amy-adams-please-reopen-the-review-into-sexual-violence-court-processes/#sthash.1OOG6AIj.dpuf

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MEDIA WATCH: Does ‘No-Surprises’ Also Apply To TVNZ News?

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

When you stand back and look at NZ media outlets, most of them have at least one or two people who attempt to hold the government to account: John Campbell on TV3, Guyon Espiner and others at Radio NZ, David Fisher in the Herald, Andrea Vance at Stuff… TVNZ doesn’t.

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Things That Make You Go Hmmmmmmm

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  Curwen Rolinson, Deconstructing Headlines, Most Recent Blogs  /  36 Comments

Every so often in politics, a public figure comes out with something so absurd and so outlandish … that it really does just make you go “Hmmmmmmmmmm”.

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Poverty & inequality don’t need protest marches – they need a riot: #ifihadahammer

By   /  October 30, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  48 Comments

I don’t think there’ll be any addressing of inequality by the NZ political class until there is wide spread civil disobedience and news coverage beaming out angry people smashing up Queen street. Only then will the Government be forced to address the problem beyond their empty rhetoric and punitive policy.

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