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NZ and the current refugee crisis

Saturday, 5 September 2015, 10:53 am | Branko Marcetic

Much has already been said about the moral sterility of the government regarding the current refugee crisis that doesn’t need to be repeated. Suffice to say, even after ‘softening’ his stance on not lifting the refugee quota, the Prime Minister’s ... More >>

How the one-way mirror of secrecy generates fear

Friday, 24 April 2015, 3:36 pm | Branko Marcetic

Being the head of a nation’s spy agency is hard work. Not only does it involve running a government bureau of hundreds – even tens of thousands – of personnel and keeping a vigilant eye on any potential security threats faced by a country, ... More >>

For Some of Our Media, Signing And Speeding Trump Spying

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 11:50 am | Branko Marcetic

Given the magnitude of the latest GCSB revelations, it wasn’t surprising to see the Prime Minister liberally borrow from his own damage control playbook in order to shut the story down. More >>

The SIS has been politicised - by Labour

Friday, 12 December 2014, 5:58 pm | Branko Marcetic

Only two weeks ago, the country was debating whether or not the Security Intelligence Service (SIS) had been unacceptably politicised. With the passing of the Counter Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill yesterday, 94 votes to 27, it seems we have a ... More >>

Surveillance powers get abused - just look at the US and UK

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 2:17 pm | Branko Marcetic

Whenever the government gets ready to pass new laws expanding the powers of our security services – in this case, the proposal to give the Security Intelligence Service (SIS) powers to survey individuals for up to 48 hours without a warrant – there ... More >>

On NZ committing ground troops in Iraq

Monday, 6 October 2014, 3:20 pm | Branko Marcetic

A Chance to Make Wrong: the Sudden Acceptability of a War in Iraq By Branko Marcetic 6 October, 2014 More >>

The attacks on Nicky Hager and their flaws

Friday, 22 August 2014, 2:09 pm | Branko Marcetic

It’s all made up and can’t be proven. But if it can, then it doesn’t matter, because it’s not that big a deal. Besides, everyone does it. These are just some of the rebuttals launched at Nicky Hager since his book, Dirty Politics , revealed ... More >>

When John Key was concerned about dirty politics

Friday, 15 August 2014, 1:17 pm | Branko Marcetic

If Nicky Hager needs some support in the midst of a whirlwind of government criticism for his allegations of “dirty tricks” by the National Party, he may find one unlikely ally – John Key, six years ago. More >>


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