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Gordon Campbell On The Police (And MSD) Abuses Of Power

Thursday, 27 October 2016, 10:22 am | Gordon Campbell

I t has been a rough week for anyone who believes in civil liberties. Apparently, the Police have deliberately abused the powers of detention they possess under the Land Transport Act (ie to promote road safety) in order to set up a bogus breath ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on holidays, Hekia Parata and Badlands

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 11:50 am | Gordon Campbell

A t this time of year, a lot of New Zealanders tend to bemoan the increasing popularity of Hallowe’en. They regard it as an alien, commercialized American import with no real connection to this country – even though, thank goodness, Hallowe’en ... More >>

Gordon Campbell: plastic bag activism, and street harassment

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 11:37 am | Gordon Campbell

A musing to see the Act Party experiencing another outbreak of young fogey-ism. What has aroused the ire of Act Leader David Seymour this time is the introduction of a Greens private members bill to the ballot process, calling for a 15 cents levy ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Surplus, And Bob Dylan

Friday, 14 October 2016, 11:14 am | Gordon Campbell

T o quote the distinguished Nobel laureate, ‘Something is happening here, and you don’t know what it is, do you Mr Jones?” True, Bob Dylan didn’t have Finance Minister Bill English or Labour leader Andrew Little exactly in mind when he wrote ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Judith Collins, crime and poverty

Thursday, 13 October 2016, 11:12 am | Gordon Campbell

U sually, populism is associated with Winston Peters and his regular tweakings of community prejudice about race and immigration. Just as predictably, Police Minister Judith Collins engages in the same process of liberal baiting. It is just the way ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on how the political centre is a mirage

Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 11:14 am | Gordon Campbell

A nd now as the dust from the local government outcomes begins to settle, the policy battles between central and local government kick into gear. Could a regional fuel tax for Auckland be back on the table? Might Phil Goff forge ahead regardless with ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on dairy farming and the battle for Mosul

Wednesday, 5 October 2016, 10:23 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on dairy farming, the battle for Mosul and drugs in sport First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on privatizing education, and the Amen Break

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 11:05 am | Gordon Campbell

H ere’s a link to a brilliant piece by the Aussie economist John Quiggin - occasionally of this parish – about the failures of the market when it comes to the delivery of social programmes . More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Key style of crisis management

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 12:43 pm | Gordon Campbell

O bviously, anyone paying much attention in recent weeks has been serially appalled/amazed/cynically amused by The Great Fish Dumping Fiasco, and the evidence of top Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) officials being caught in email flagrante saying such stuff as… ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Judith Collins’ self correction

Monday, 26 September 2016, 10:40 am | Gordon Campbell

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Thousands more who have been released (and who served ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on our posturing at the UN

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 10:31 am | Gordon Campbell

H ey, how hard is to be John Key? Not very. Yesterday in New York for instance, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home such as ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the damage of deregulation

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 12:10 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the damage de-regulation is doing to fisheries and education, plus Kate Tempest First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on welfare blackmail, and drugs in sport

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 1:49 pm | Gordon Campbell

S o, in order to chase up the fathers (and in a few rare cases, the mothers) who may be dodging their responsibility for paying child support… WINZ is evidently willing to blackmail the parent who is doing the actual caring, and thereby push ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the government’s selective lethargy

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 10:16 am | Gordon Campbell

W hen it feels so inclined, the Key government can put its foot down hard on the accelerator. Time and again the period for public submissions (and the scrutiny of them by MPs) has been drastically shortened , supposedly so that a busy government ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on The Rise of the Sewbots

Friday, 9 September 2016, 10:58 am | Gordon Campbell

O f late, we’ve all heard a lot of anxious media talk about how automation is poised to wipe out the white collar office jobs on which middle class incomes and lifestyles depend. The looming social upheaval forms a big part of the argument for ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on housing illusions, and Trump libertarians

Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 11:01 am | Gordon Campbell

S o Auckland’s average house price has now topped a million dollars and in her usual role as flak catcher and diversion from such headlines, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett has rushed out a puny funding boost for community housing. More >>

Gordon Campbell on government complacency, and Mother Teresa

Tuesday, 6 September 2016, 9:51 am | Gordon Campbell

H ousing crisis, what housing crisis. The inquiry into homelessness? Yawn. That didn’t tell John Key anything he didn’t already know . More >>

Gordon Campbell on Apple’s unpaid tax issues

Thursday, 1 September 2016, 10:02 am | Gordon Campbell

R eportedly, Apple owes Ireland $US14 billion in unpaid taxes, plus interest. Not that Ireland seems to want the reputational risk involved in the terrifying role that the European Commission has just landed it with. Yikes. In the wake of Brexit, ... More >>

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 >>



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