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The merits of internal discipline

By   /  February 12, 2016  /  Kelly Ellis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

The fractured opposition to the TPP from within Labour has caused a lot of grief within and laughter without. Little has missed an opportunity to present himself as the fearless leader who has no difficulty understanding right from wrong and sorting out dissent within the ranks.

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Labour nails TPPA colours to the mast just in time

By   /  January 28, 2016  /  Kelly Ellis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

Labour’s unequivocal opposition to the TPPA will please the rank-and-file of the party whose desire for autonomy and authenticity was so clearly evident at its conference last year.

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Haurangi on the beach

By   /  October 27, 2015  /  Kelly Ellis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

Yes, he should have known better, but if he and his mates couldn’t steal insecure booze off their parents, then how the Hell else could they get booze?

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Transgender Prisoners – Corrections making rules faster than it can follow them

By   /  October 9, 2015  /  Kelly Ellis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

The ability to access medical treatment for trans people on the inside, or the outside is fraught with problems. For many, the only way to gain access is through the sexual health clinics of major hospitals. Even then, many are turned away and are told to access the minimum three month counselling privately, at their own expense.

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Falling off the ladder…again

By   /  September 22, 2015  /  Kelly Ellis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  14 Comments

NOTE: Domestic violence trigger warning

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Not enough love for CYFs kids

By   /  August 28, 2015  /  Kelly Ellis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

Without adequate funding to ensure the well-being of their child-prisoners, the government agency’s responses come in the form of utter neglect or massive over-reaction.

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Taihape

By   /  August 27, 2015  /  Kelly Ellis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

It was never comfortable going to the Taihape Police Station, but after the 100th time I no longer felt inexplicably guilty as I turned the simple handle and crossed the threshold.

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