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Gordon Campbell on National’s obsolescence, and the Greens

Monday, 30 July 2018, 11:53 am | Gordon Campbell

N early a year after the party lost the 2017 election, the weekend’s National Party conference felt like one of those Sunday nights on RNZ, when everyone can forget about all the modern stuff and tune back into the way we were. Somehow, someone thought ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Wellington’s bus experiment

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 10:45 am | Gordon Campbell

Is the result a better, safer, cheaper, quicker and more convenient service than what it replaced? You must be kidding. More >>

Gordon Campbell on why Japan is our new best friend

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 11:40 am | Gordon Campbell

O n Thursday, Acting PM Winston Peters will be playing host to the nearest thing to his doppelganger in the Asia-Pacific region. Like Peters, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso is a dapper conservative in his seventies who has been described as a “pugnacious ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on why the US needs MMP

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 11:32 am | Gordon Campbell

A fter the bizarre events this week in Helsinki, the world will be hoping and praying that the US midterm elections in November can put a restraining brake on the presidency of Donald Trump. This may happen, but there’s a highly undemocratic reason why ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the White House romance with Russia

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 12:28 pm | Gordon Campbell

D ecades ago a US political cartoonist conveyed a key problem with journalism as we know it. Basically, the illustration showed a male reporter leaping out of bed and lacing up his shoes, while overhead a sky full of missiles marked “Political ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the nurses strike

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 10:15 am | Gordon Campbell

A t this point, the official response to the nurses strike has very little to do with the merits of the case. Hey, if the coalition government yields anything further to the nurses’ demands, it has concluded, what signal would that send to the teachers ... More >>

Campbell: Five reasons not to spend billions replacing P-3s

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 12:04 pm | Gordon Campbell

T here’s a pattern here. Centre-left governments will give Defence whatever it says it needs, for fear that a “No” will result in them being labelled a bunch of peaceniks. The Clark government for instance, not only re-equipped the Army with ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on next week’s NATO debacle

Friday, 6 July 2018, 9:24 am | Gordon Campbell

F or someone routinely cast as a clown presiding over an administration in chaos, Donald Trump has been very consistent about his agenda, and remarkably successful in achieving it, in the short term at least. By now, it seems clear that Trump has ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on subsidising the film industry

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 10:30 am | Gordon Campbell

F ilm subsidies – or subsidies of any sort – have always been regarded by Treasury as a heretical notion. Sure, film subsidies may work in practice, but do they work in theory? In 2004, Treasury was predicting they could cost $10 million a year . ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the cost of nurse pay in perspective

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 12:00 pm | Gordon Campbell

Military hardware is really, really, really expensive. Insanely so, given that the official NZDF forecasts envisage no credible military threat to this country over the operational lifetime of the gear currently in line to be purchased. More >>

Gordon Campbell on National’s fear mongering about strikes

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 12:04 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on National’s deliberate fear mongering about strikes and industrial action First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on family separations, and family publicity

Monday, 25 June 2018, 12:11 pm | Gordon Campbell

the recent upsurge in asylum seekers is still running below the 569,000 figure recorded in 2014, and is only a fraction of the 1,643,679 people who sought asylum in fiscal year 2000, and without the US sinking under the weight. More >>

Gordon Campbell on tomorrow’s EU trade talks with NZ

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 11:29 am | Gordon Campbell

O ne of the world’s most influential bureaucrats – the European Union’s Trade Commissioner Cecelia Malmstrom - will be in New Zealand tomorrow to launch the formal process of negotiating a bilateral trade pact between the EU and New Zealand. Malmstrom ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on a new obstacle to the 'Hit & Run' inquiry

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 11:52 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the latest High Court obstacle to the Hit & Run inquiry First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Waikeria Prison decision

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 11:39 am | Gordon Campbell

S o much for the easy part on prison policy. Yesterday, the coalition government announced its decision to build a smaller 500 bed high security prison at Waikeria, with a 100-bed mental health unit attached – rather than the huge 2,000-3,000 bed ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Sir Peter Gluckman and his prisons report

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 12:06 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on Sir Peter Gluckman and his report on prison reform First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on the media vs Trump's untruth-in-packaging

Monday, 11 June 2018, 12:16 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the media’s untruth-in-packaging problem with the Trump circus First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on Jim Bolger’s workplace reform task force

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 11:55 am | Gordon Campbell

T he neo-liberal wing of the National Party has never really felt that Jim Bolger was one of them, and the feeling was entirely mutual. Back in October 1980 when the ideologues wanted Bolger to topple Robert Muldoon (in the so called ‘colonels coup’) ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the talks with North Korea

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 1:15 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on what we can expect from the talks with North Korea First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on the carnage being caused by Police pursuits

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 12:36 pm | Gordon Campbell

Must be that time again. Time for the Independent Police Complaints Authority (IPCA) to produce yet another review of the high speed pursuit policy, which the Police will no doubt ignore, and shelve alongside all the others. They’re consistent like ... More >>

   

 

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