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PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference - April 7, 2014

Monday, 7 April 2014, 6:21 pm | Anne Russell

The Prime Minister met with reporters today to discuss: • Budget 2014 • The Royal Family's arrival in New Zealand • The logistics around foreign ownership of New Zealand real estate • Anti-Semitic commentary against National on social media More >>

Mixing politics with art: Queer pride and Israeli apartheid

Monday, 24 February 2014, 3:34 pm | Anne Russell

When we see pictures of queers being man-handled by security personnel, it is usually because the guards’ violence is an extension of queerphobia. Indeed, New Zealand’s first gay pride week in the 1970s was held in the wake of the 1969 Stonewall riots, ... More >>

PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference - 17 February 2014

Monday, 17 February 2014, 7:32 pm | Anne Russell

Prime Minister John Key and Education Minister Hekia Parata met with the press gallery today to discuss improvements in high school education results. They reported that increasing numbers of students are leaving high school with NCEA Level 2 or higher, ... More >>

PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference - 10 February 2014

Monday, 10 February 2014, 6:22 pm | Anne Russell

The Prime Minister met with reporters today to discuss his emeting in Australia with Tony Abbott, and details around individual New Zealanders fighting in the Syrian War. More >>

PM Press Conference – 3 February 2014

Monday, 3 February 2014, 6:27 pm | Anne Russell

The Prime Minister met briefly with the press gallery today and discussed the upcoming election, the ACT Party leadership, the minimum wage, and issues around changing the flag, Waitangi Day and national identity. More >>

PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference - 11 November 2013

Monday, 11 November 2013, 7:57 pm | Anne Russell

The Prime Minister held a press conference with Bill English today to give an update on the economy and the government's fiscal positions. Key also spoke to reporters about the government's attendance at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting ... More >>

Roastbusters, rape culture and the problem of criminality

Thursday, 7 November 2013, 10:06 am | Anne Russell

It is, unfortunately, a truism that the older you get, the more of your friends have been raped. Although popular narratives suggest that rape victims are easy to identify, many of these friends will never be known to you. It takes time for the victim to ... More >>

PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference - October 21, 2013

Monday, 21 October 2013, 6:55 pm | Anne Russell

The Prime Minister held a press conference today with Steven Joyce to discuss apprenticeship reboot subsidies, and the government's interim investment of $5m in Team NZ. More >>

Prime Ministerial Press Conference: 16 September 2013

Monday, 16 September 2013, 5:40 pm | Anne Russell

The Prime Minister held a press conference today with Tony Ryall, Minister for State-Owned Enterprises, to announce that Meridian Energy is expected to list on NZX on 29 October. Advertisements will run about the asset sales from tonight. More >>

Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Chelsea Manning’s Gender Identity

Friday, 30 August 2013, 6:03 pm | Anne Russell

For the most part, gender minorities operating in the public sphere are recognised by their gender first and the content of their work second. This is why Rolling Stone articles on “Women Who Rock” kettle together artists as musically and lyrically ... More >>

Prime Ministerial press conference on Fonterra and the GCSB

Monday, 19 August 2013, 7:03 pm | Anne Russell

The Prime Minister's post cabinet press conference today was dominated by questions about the Fonterra inquiry and the GCSB Bill. He cut the conference short at 4.30pm after a line of questioning about the latter topic from Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson. More >>

PM: Manufacturing Crisis | Mediaworks | G20 spying

Monday, 17 June 2013, 5:25 pm | Anne Russell

Although the Prime Minister offered very little preamble to question time, a variety of topics were covered in today's post-Cabinet press conference, from the manufacturing crisis to the British spying at the G20 summit. More >>

PM press conference on Peter Dunne's resignation

Friday, 7 June 2013, 5:46 pm | Anne Russell

Peter Dunne has resigned as minister after being implicated in the leak of the Kitteridge report on the GCSB to Dominion Post reporter Andrea Vance. When David Henry investigated the disclosure of the Kitteridge report, Dunne refused to comply with requests to ... More >>

PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference - 22 April 2013

Monday, 22 April 2013, 7:17 pm | Anne Russell

Today the Prime Minister announced that the government will make a supplementary disclosure to the Mighty River Power document. The impetus for it was the Labour- Greens NZ Power proposal, which has caused some uncertainties within the sharemarket, ... More >>

The symbolic victory of same-sex marriage

Friday, 19 April 2013, 6:13 pm | Anne Russell

Over the past year or so, the marriage equality bill has essentially served as a filter through which New Zealand has discussed queer sexuality and gender identity. Marriage is perhaps one of the least threatening manifestations of contemporary queer ... More >>

State asset sales: A new referendum on an old policy

Tuesday, 12 March 2013, 4:19 pm | Anne Russell

Around 200 people assembled at the Cenotaph today to present the signatures on the state asset sales referendum at Parliament. The referendum has received 393,000 signatures, exceeding the required number of 300,000. The event was emceed by musician Moana ... More >>

Youth representatives come out to support marriage equality

Monday, 11 March 2013, 1:28 pm | Anne Russell

Representatives from the youth wings of seven political parties held a press conference outside Parliament today to promote the Marriage Equality Bill. These included: Shaun Wallis of Young Nationals, Kieran Meredith of Young Labour, Izzy Lomax of Young Greens, ... More >>

Gay Red Stop: John Key and homophobic language

Friday, 9 November 2012, 1:17 pm | Anne Russell

When John Key takes the time to appear on a farming radio show to talk about Adele and golf, one wonders what the job description for Prime Minister looks like, and if it isn't perhaps time for a rewrite. However, Key has done many puff pieces during ... More >>

Child poverty and Lunchbox Day: philanthropy in New Zealand

Thursday, 4 October 2012, 4:14 pm | Anne Russell

A spate of charitable giving related to food insecurity has sprung up recently. Several people—regular citizens, celebrities and politicians—took part in Live Below The Line, where participants had to spend only $2.25 on food every day. Sponsorship ... More >>

Same-sex mirages: Beyond the marriage debate

Monday, 3 September 2012, 3:00 pm | Anne Russell

A thousand people marched to Parliament in support of Louisa Wall's same-sex marriage bill last Wednesday (29 August). As a conscience vote, the bill drew support from almost all parties, with the exception of New Zealand First, and passed its first ... More >>



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