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The Free-market, Hyper-individualism… and a Culture of Cruelty?

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  26 Comments

A certain amount of callousness; disdain; and outright hatred must replace  compassion, egalitarianism, and a sense of community cohesion if the neo-liberal version of “society” is to operate successfully.

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TDB EXCLUSIVE INVESTIGATION: CYF – The Hollowing Out of a State Agency

By   /  June 26, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  23 Comments

This was never about improving CYF. This was always about National’s maniacal ideological obsession with privatisation. This time, there are none more vulnerable than the children and young people who will pay dearly for this cunning plan.

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Hekia Parata breaks law – ignores Official Information Act – claims emails “not found” – and it gets worse!

By   /  January 25, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  20 Comments

Minister Hekia Parata’s office has apparently deliberately broken the law by ignoring requests for information lodged under the Official Information Act.

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Anne Tolley’s psycopathy – public for all to see

By   /  October 21, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  60 Comments

Tolley has exhibited questionable behaviour in the past. As previous Minister for Police, she made a spectacle of herself standing atop a crushed car that had been seized from some teenage boy-racer. She positively gloated at it’s destruction;

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On ‘The Nation’ – Anne Tolley Revealed

By   /  September 27, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  43 Comments

But not only has this government ignored this crisis in supporting young people in State care – but they have been criminally guilty of making matters worse by job cuts and destabilisation by constant re-organisation of MSD (Ministry of Social Development);

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WINZ, waste, and wonky numbers – *up-date*

By   /  July 12, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

“Thousands of people are having their benefits cut off because they are not filling in the complicated paperwork required…4916 just dropped out of the system because they did not do the paperwork.”

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