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Gordon Campbell on the challenges of Keytruda funding

Wednesday, 31 August 2016, 11:44 am | Gordon Campbell

A ll year, the availability of the new generation of anti-cancer drugs in New Zealand has been driven by political decisions, as much as by medical ones. Because patients with advanced melanomas made a lot of the initial public fuss, Pharmac and its political ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Judith Collins charm offensive

Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 11:09 am | Gordon Campbell

S uddenly, Judith Collins is everyone’s new best friend. It isn’t an election year, but the Corrections/Police Minister is treating 2016 as an opportunity for a political makeover. The former stern-faced law and order toughie (and dodgy Oravida ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the end game in Spain

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 11:44 am | Gordon Campbell

O ne of the issues to do with the Fairfax/NZME media merger proposal is the decline in (a) news gathering and in (b) news analysis likely to follow in its wake. That decline is already pretty evident not only in the lack of coverage of the enduring ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on special needs education funding changes

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 11:33 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the funding changes in special needs education, and Uber First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on the waning fever for the Olympics

Monday, 22 August 2016, 10:25 am | Gordon Campbell

A ccording to the spin merchants and others with an interest in whipping up an audience, these have been our most successful Olympics ever. Huzzah! Yet given that the public spent more money (circa $215 million since the London Olympics) to send our biggest ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on China steel dumping, and the 60s revival

Friday, 19 August 2016, 10:54 am | Gordon Campbell

G uess who isn’t taking any visible action to ensure New Zealand isn’t damaged by China dumping its state-subsidized steel glut cheaply here? Here’s what the European Union has put in place : More >>

Gordon Campbell on Havelock North’s water issues

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 11:37 am | Gordon Campbell

Having belatedly advised the people of Havelock North about the pollution of their water supply, the local authorities seem to be prematurely claiming to see light at the end of the tunnel . More >>

Gordon Campbell on politicising the war on drugs in sport

Monday, 15 August 2016, 11:11 am | Gordon Campbell

I ronically, the media coverage of the Olympics has been a sterling example of the rabid nationalism that the Olympics were supposed to transcend. So far, its been all about us and our medals and/or our ninth or 27th or 39th place effort. Still, ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on electricity pricing and Aleppo

Friday, 12 August 2016, 11:03 am | Gordon Campbell

I f the Reserve Bank has seemed this week like a ghost of the 1990s trying to re-discover its interest rate mojo, the Electricity Authority seems to be hellbent on a 1980s revival. You know, the days when the New Wave Monetary Romantics like Roger Douglas ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Impotence of the Reserve Bank

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 10:55 am | Gordon Campbell

I f anyone is keen on us having a 90s revival – ASAP – it would have to be Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler. Back in the 1990s, central bankers were like kings. They were Emperors of influence. When the likes of Don Brash clicked their fingers ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on our China cringe

Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 11:28 am | Gordon Campbell

Surprise. So we have a new round of revelations about the Key government’s handling of the threats to our exports by China - if we should proceed to investigate the reports of them dumping their excess steel in this country. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Rio Olympics

Monday, 8 August 2016, 10:40 am | Gordon Campbell

Were you pretty excited earlier this week when Vietnam won its first ever Olympic gold medal? More >>

Gordon Campbell on rugby’s sense of entitlement

Friday, 5 August 2016, 3:40 pm | Gordon Campbell

S upposedly, there’s a tradition in this country where strippers get hired for ‘stag dos’ and “hen nights.” Chippendale blokes for the ladies, a sexy garter or two for the guys. It is usually crystal clear what the format is: a bit of saucy ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Bain compensation case

Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 11:04 am | Gordon Campbell

The only good news about the Bain compensation fiasco is that it is finally over. Allegedly, Bain failed to meet the threshold of innocence, but if so, the Key government failed to meet the threshold of competence on this issue. In the end, Bain got zero ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on NZ homecare workers and US voting rights

Tuesday, 2 August 2016, 10:28 am | Gordon Campbell

H opefully, the unions will not lie down and meekly accept yesterday’s Court of Appeal ruling on the employment status of support worker Janet Lowe. As many as 35,000 home care workers stand to be affected by yesterday’s ruling – in which the appellate ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the opinion polls for Key and Trump

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 10:59 am | Gordon Campbell

What is going on? Donald Trump got confirmed as the Republican presidential candidate at a bizarrely chaotic political convention… and promptly received an upwards bump in the polls to where he’s now rating ahead of Hillary Clinton, for only the second ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Todd McClay’s faulty memory

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 11:08 am | Gordon Campbell

S o Trade Minister Todd McClay is unavailable for comment because – reportedly - he has gone overseas on a private trip. (Siberia? Outer Mongolia?) Any skepticism on this point reflects the credibility problem that McClay is going to face in future ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the IOC’s treatment of Russian sport

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 11:02 am | Gordon Campbell

T he International Olympic Committee has made the right decision by leaving it to individual sports federations to decide whether particular Russian athletes will be eligible for Rio. Collective punishment was bad enough when applied to all Russian ... More >>

Gordon Campbell: the Reserve Bank, the UN shortlist, & Trump

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 10:54 am | Gordon Campbell

C an there really be there any link between the US presidential elections and yesterday’s RBNZ signals on interest rates and the NZ dollar? Well, maybe. And it would be this: the improving US economy is reportedly putting a tailwind behind the US dollar, and ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on what John Key should be asking Joe Biden

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 12:49 pm | Gordon Campbell

Key needs to be asking Biden about how – and why – the White House is busily circumventing the TPP deal signed in Auckland earlier this year. More >>

 

 

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