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BREAKING Labour and the Greens have a Civil Union – will it work?

By   /  May 31, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  77 Comments

The Greens and Labour need to look like a confident functioning Government in waiting, that’s the point of this, but it all seems a bit clumsy and rushed.

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Get married stay married and you won’t be poor

By   /  May 31, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Susan St John  /  15 Comments

The Family First report, Child Poverty: Don’t Mention Family Structure by Lindsay Mitchell extols the value of the institution of marriage. According to her, family structure is the elephant in the room when child poverty solutions are discussed.

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American propaganda overdrive, nuclear warships, Phil Goff, soft power and fear of linking the TPPA

By   /  May 31, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

Once the social media campaign begins to link the TPPA to the warship visit, a showdown will be set and the Government’s only hope is that the legislation is voted in early and the sense of fury amongst the protest movement dissipates.

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“Not one more child”

By   /  May 31, 2016  /  Annie Newman, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  19 Comments

NZ doesn’t have a functional civil society. Unlike Europe where power is devolved through European law to the states and within many of its states to these “mediating institutions” of civil society, New Zealand devolved power and responsibility directly to individuals, bypassing civil society altogether.

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Why Samantha and Ingrid can’t save TV3

By   /  May 31, 2016  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

Unfortunately TV3 could appoint the second coming of Jesus Christ co-hosting with Lorde and it wouldn’t help them.

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Waatea 5th Estate  – are tobacco laws racist?

By   /  May 31, 2016  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Joining us tonight to discuss if tobacco laws are racist…

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  May 31, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  20 Comments

satire

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