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Former military chief warns PNG soldiers could be ‘outgunned’ in Mendi strife

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  No Comments

Former Brigadier-General Jerry Singirok, a former commander of the PNG Defence Force has described Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s government response to last week’s Mendi riots as a “premature state of emergency” and a “cheap, reckless and knee-jerk option”.

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New Zealand’s Very Own Pinkertons

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  No Comments

THE POLITICAL SCANDAL swirling around the private detective agency Thompson & Clark Investigations Ltd (TCIL) lays bare capitalism’s rawest nerves.

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International Film Festival Review: Kangaroo 5 stars (is there anything Australians can’t ruin?)

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  No Comments

Aborigines, Rebel Wilson and now kangaroos?

Is there anything white Australian’s can’t ruin?

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TPPA, mini-prison no one wants and now allowing foreign speculators to buy the apartments Gen Xers and Millennials are told they need to buy (Dear Phil, smash the golf courses)

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

So what the Government is really saying is, ‘Dear Gen Xers and Millennials, you will still have to compete with overseas boomer investors who want to make a quick buck out of apartment developments so go fuck yourself”.

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Why was the Secret Intelligence Service working with private spies and what else were they doing?

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

It’s interesting how the amplification of rumours against Clarke Gayford jumped once Jacinda announced a ban on all state agencies working with T&C.

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Lacklustre medicinal cannabis bill holds important lesson for the referendum

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  Chris Fowlie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

The Government’s Medicinal Cannabis Bill will take effect next year, a few months before the referendum on making cannabis legal.

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US just quits UN human rights council: How many fingers and cages is Trump holding up?

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

…Trump’s America is constantly telling the people that there are only 3 fingers when they put up four. Whether it’s the size of his inauguration crowd, his hands or whether children are being locked up in cages, the redefinition of reality as Big Brother Trump sees it, is the definition that must be accepted by his loyal acolytes.

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Why I’m Not That Concerned About ACT Twerking Its Way To 2020 Victory

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

it’s probably useful at this point to take a bit of a closer look at the prediction being advanced in certain quarters that David Seymour’s efforts on a certain reality tv show of late might somehow singlehandedly revive the ACT Party. As an actual “party”, I mean, rather than an entity whose Parliamentary Caucus can currently be counted using the single finger of one hand. 

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

Who wore it best?

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday 20th June 2018

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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GUEST BLOG: Anonymous – the horror of dealing with WINZ

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

Heartless and sad to think the giant room full of WINZ staff can not see the right thing to do. Took me 1 visit 1 morning to see how needless that is. 5 security! More than any bank! 

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Donald Trump’s orchestra – the screaming of children

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

The decision to go full blown Israeli on children at the border was a hardline position Trump decided to endorse because he believes the deep resentment he plumbs the depths of for power will see those screaming children and not blame Trump, but the parents who have brought them.

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When it was 60 jobs for a bottling company, Greens say yes. When it’s 60 jobs in mining, Greens say no – are the Greens drunk or stupid?

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

The Greens don’t know if they are Arthur or Martha, and if they ever did work it out there would be a 6 month hui to decide pronoun use, and that decision would be announced by National whom they handed their Parliamentary Questions over to.

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If only the Unions were this brave during John Key eh? And can HNZ, WINZ and MSD go on strike too? Please?

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  27 Comments

When you consider the horror of the meth hysteria and the punitive spite vomited upon beneficiaries, can HNZ, WINZ and MSD possibly go on strike too? In their cases you could actually argue them being on strike is actually the best thing to ever happen to those they torture.

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Can The Nurses Win On Their Own?

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  24 Comments

In an economy where roughly half the paid workforce have not had a pay-rise for close to two years, will the Nurses’ Organisation’s demand for an immediate, across the board, 11 percent increase strike the average Kiwi as “about right” or “too much”. With an experienced registered nurse’s salary set to rise from $66,755 to $77,386 by December next year under the present offer, will the two-thirds of workers who earn considerably less than that sum (in 2016 the median NZ income was just $48,800) regard the union’s proposed strike action as reasonable – or unreasonable?

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  9 Comments

All that is wrong with neoliberalism in one image

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