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Folau – the cost of being woke

By   /  June 24, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

I would argue that Folau’s Instagram post was stupid speech (as opposed to hate speech) and it also seems a little hollow for Qantas to attack Folau, because they are partnered to Qatar Airways and Emirates. Qatar imprisons  homosexual acts, and the UAE punishes homosexuality with the death penalty.

It’s easy to scream at a Pacific Island Rugby player over conservative religious opinions on social media but far harder to stand up to actual state sponsored repression against gay communities.

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I saw our State lie to steal a baby – I don’t trust them with Euthanasia

By   /  June 24, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

This won’t be about personal freedom, this will be about the State culling the weakest amongst us. 

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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – Nature vs Nurture

By   /  June 24, 2019  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Deciding whether or not to step into the character changing booth is another one of those questions that can peel back the layers of your attitudes, opinions and beliefs once you start to unpack it.

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Dr Liz Gordon: The killers of my grandson were sentenced in the High Court last week

By   /  June 24, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

The killers of my grandson, Bradley Lomax, were sentenced in the High Court last week.  They each got 16-17 years non-parole period. Some of the family were there, and it is reported that they said they did not forgive the two men who killed Brad.

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MUST READ: Auckland, transport, cycling gentrification and class bias

By   /  June 24, 2019  /  Christine Rose, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

Transport inequity is a class, racist (and gendered) issue that perpetuates economic inequality. Transport benefits are felt most by the already privileged, and costs are borne by the already poor and disempowered.

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The real issue the media missed in the Burnham Inquiry this week

By   /  June 22, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Our top spook agency has misled the only civilian oversight they are forced to comply with and actively attempted to prevent that only check and balance from seeing the full scope of evidence over an alleged war crime. This is an extraordinary abuse of power, yet the opportunity paint Hager out as a liar seemed more important to news producers. 

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Sean Plunket’s Working Group with Bomber Bradbury & Damien Grant: THIS WEEK: David Hisco, Police over reaction, Luxon, Boris Johnson, ACTs freedom of speech play & girls playing rugby

By   /  June 22, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

THIS WEEK: David Hisco, Police over reaction, Luxon, Boris Johnson, ACTs freedom of speech play & girls playing rugby

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