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Next time news hub or garner tries to crap on about labour how about reminding them of John Key and his non meetings before giving private media public money: Released text messages between Curran and Hirschfeld reveal nothing about meeting topic: Ex-TV3 head of news Mark Jennings tries to make sense of it: The hapless Curran screwed up publicly in handling lively activity in her electorate a few years ago. She even wanted the NZ Council to kick people out of the party who had the temerity to grow the Labour party in her patch.

She was way out of her depth. She help a positions because she is foot soldier for Grant Robertson. This, amongst other things, shows how the MSM are controlling the narrative in this country, and RNZ is part of the problem. Clare is not up to the huge task of setting up a quality, non commercial Public Broadcaster.

This is the foundations of Demockary we are attempting to construct. Without a well resourced, impartial, non commercial, and informed media there is no Democracy. Get on with it. Quality noncommercial public broadcasting is what the country needs. At the moment all your comments are going into spam and sometimes that fixes that.

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Parliamentary Services is currently advertising for a pair of "security intelligence officers": Reporting to the Security Enablement Manager, this role will collect information of intelligence value, conduct analysis of the information collected and prepare standardised intelligence product, in order to inform How backwards is Spain? They don't just have a sedition law, but also a law against blasphemous libel: A Spanish actor accused of ridiculing God and the Virgin Mary has been detained for questioning by a judge, police have said, in Latayvia Tualasea-Tautai is pushing for Pacific people to get involved in politics.

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The cardinal principle of such a system of government is that it is parliament — not Several pieces of legislation enacted under the previous government saw a vast increase in State surveillance. The atmosphere, the oceans, and the ground are all warming. But these things are not happening in isolation.

There are two things remarkable about coverage of the Venezuelan crisis. The first is the silence of the Left in the face of it. Last month, Checkpoint carried the story of an Auckland renter living in a house so poorly maintained that there was a literal swamp underneath it.

Those who profess to favour freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without ploughing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean Writing in Stuff , Hamish Rutherford highlights the governments apparent backdowns over electricity prices and a capital gains tax and asks what is Labour for?

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It requires strong design and, ultimately, New Zealand media argue that Facebook and Google have become too dominant in the New Zealand digital media market, harming the sustainability of newsrooms, and hindering the quality and diversity of local journalism. The Commerce Commission and the High Court, Briefing Papers By Merja Myllylahti.

Thanks to the British government's inability to agree on anything, a no-deal Brexit is looking increasingly likely. National, the landlord's party, opposes rental warrants of fitness , spouting the usual bullshit about how they'll drive up rents and see people sleeping in cars.

Of course, what they're really worried about is that landleeches like their very When Labour formed a government last year, there was an expectation that they'd finally do what National had refused to, and introduce a capital gains or wealth tax to remove the richs' tax loopholes. But their tax working group apparently Story of the Week Editorial of the Week Quote of the Week Coming Soon on SkS SkS Week in Review Poster of the Week Transport Blog By Guest Post.

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Former Broadcasting Minister Clare Curran may have lost her job, but she survives another day without being fired from it. From the earliest European settlements in New Zealand, economic strategy was dominated by the notion that the state should lead the development of the economy. Closing the Gap By Marino Smith. This will be a lesson for a still evolving Prime Minister.

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