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SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: A possible solution to Party campaign funding rorts

By   /  October 31, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  19 Comments

If Jami Lee Ross has achieved anything, it is casting the full glare of public scrutiny over Party donations. His methods may have been unorthodox – but he’s got our attention. We can no longer feign lack of awareness of this dark shadow over our democracy.

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It’s not a “perceived conflict of interest” – it’s corruption

By   /  February 3, 2017  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  21 Comments

What this situation shows most clearly is the complete lack of public service ethos in these individuals. It is a lack of ethical behaviour which now pervades the senior levels of our public services across the country – both in government and local body organisations.

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EXCLUSIVE: Banking – a criminal enterprise

By   /  August 12, 2016  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  24 Comments

The New Zealand and Australian banking system is owned and controlled by a criminal conspiracy whose sole purpose is to gouge the community for the enrichment of a small class of ultra-wealthy individuals.

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National – Party 4 Sale?

By   /  April 22, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  48 Comments

Whilst details are hard to confirm by the very nature of these highly secretive deals – many made informally – the questions arising from these (and other) murky ‘arrangements’ is sufficient to underscore a recent downgrading of our Transparency International Corruption Perception Index;

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La’o Hamutuk calls for inquiry into Timor GAP ‘mismanagement’ of oil resource

By   /  August 28, 2014  /  Dr David Robie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  Comments Off on La’o Hamutuk calls for inquiry into Timor GAP ‘mismanagement’ of oil resource

AN INDEPENDENT Timor-Leste development and social justice agency has called for an inquiry into the Timor GAP corporation established to manage the country’s energy resources for the benefit of its citizens, alleging “poor management” and “possible corruption”.

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Fighting PNG corruption and social media gags with … outspoken blogs

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  Bloggers, Deconstructing Headlines, Dr David Robie, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Dr David Robie also blogs at Café Pacific THE BLOGGING war is hotting up in Papua New Guinea – just when things are getting riskier with draconian proposals over cybercrime law on the horizon. The state target for Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s government appears to be social media. Trample on any possible dissent. O’Neill is […]

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