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Labour On The Way Out?

Tuesday, 23 July 2002, 2:42 pm | Save Our Squadrons

There is now a distinct possibility that National will be able to cobble together a minority coalition government according to Save Our Squadrons Campaign spokesperson, David Dickens. More >>

Australian Commentator Discredits Clark On Defence

Monday, 22 July 2002, 1:33 pm | Save Our Squadrons

New Zealand's defence capability has "withered alarmingly" under Prime Minister Clark's leadership said Greg Sheridan in today's Dominion Post. Greg Sheridan is the Foreign Editor of Australia's largest newspaper, The Australian. More >>

The Politics Of Defence

Monday, 22 July 2002, 9:26 am | Save Our Squadrons

Defence is an election issue. A DigiPoll survey last week of 911 eligible voters found that 40% of voters say that the Air Combat Force issue will be very important or quite important when they vote on 27 July. More >>

Election 2002: Defence Policies Assessed

Thursday, 18 July 2002, 11:33 am | Save Our Squadrons

Defence is the first responsibility of government. When government’s decide to change a long-standing approach to defence the issue is of such importance that it should be put to the people at election time. Every one should have their say on defence. More >>

3/5 Still Oppose Axing Of Air Combat Force

Tuesday, 16 July 2002, 1:35 pm | Save Our Squadrons

60% of voters still disagree with the Government's decision to disband the air combat force according to a DigiPoll survey released today. Arranged by defence lobby group, Save Our Squadrons Campaign (SOS), the survey of 911 eligible voters, was conducted ... More >>

What Is National's Air Combat Force Policy?

Monday, 8 July 2002, 4:06 pm | Save Our Squadrons

National's defence spokesman Richard Worth said that National is committed to re-establishing an air combat capability. "National is sending mixed signals" said SOS spokesman David Dickens. "National says that it will re-establish the air combat ... More >>

SOS: Ordinary People Getting Involved

Monday, 8 July 2002, 4:06 pm | Save Our Squadrons

Press Statement Save Our Squadrons Spokesman David Dickens said today that he agreed with Radio New Zealand's political editor Al Morrison's comment (on the stand taken by Sir Brian Elworthy and others on GE) that it was great that ordinary mainstream ... More >>

A Green Paper on New Zealand Defence Strategy

Monday, 1 July 2002, 3:14 pm | Save Our Squadrons

Successive New Zealand governments have discouraged both public debate and public consultation about defence strategy. The result is an absence of any defence strategy, lower defence spending and an increasing specialization in high-risk ground forces. More >>

Respect Views of Retired Defence Officials

Monday, 1 July 2002, 3:13 pm | Save Our Squadrons

The Green Paper on defence released by six of New Zealand's most respected former senior officers and officials "deserves respect" said defence lobby group spokesman David Dickens. More >>

Clarify Air Combat Force Policy - SOS To National

Thursday, 27 June 2002, 2:01 pm | Save Our Squadrons

Save Our Squadrons spokesman David Dickens today called on National to clarify its air combat force policy. More >>

Defence Needs Your Party Vote

Wednesday, 12 June 2002, 4:04 pm | Save Our Squadrons

Our objective over the next 6 weeks is to ensure that when New Zealander's go into the polling booths on July 27th they are fully briefed on the defence policies of the major political parties and their likely coalition partners. Attached to this ... More >>

Skyhawk Appeal Dismissed

Monday, 25 February 2002, 12:38 am | Save Our Squadrons

The Save Our Squadrons Campaign has lost its appeal of the High Court decision striking out its legal challenge to the scrapping of the air combat force. More >>

Skyhawks Court Of Appeal Challenge

Friday, 21 December 2001, 1:58 pm | Save Our Squadrons

As you may have heard, we have decided to appeal Justice Heron's decision striking out the Campaign's challenge to the Government's decision to scrap the Air Combat Force. More >>

Skyhawk Decision To Be Appealed

Tuesday, 11 December 2001, 12:08 am | Save Our Squadrons

The Save Our Squadrons Campaign has decided to appeal Justice Heron's decision striking out their legal challenge to the scrapping of the Air Combat Force. The Campaign's convener, Auckland lawyer Clive Bradbury, said today they would be seeking a hearing ... More >>

SOS Campaign May Appeal Court Decision

Wednesday, 21 November 2001, 5:20 pm | Save Our Squadrons

The High Court in Wellington has struck out proceedings filed by the Save Our Squadrons Campaign to stop the Government disbanding the Air Combat Force. More >>

Skyhawk Decision In Court Tomorrow

Wednesday, 14 November 2001, 11:17 am | Save Our Squadrons

Save Our Squadrons spokesman, Vern Curtis, today confirmed that the Campaign’s legal challenge to the Minister of Defence’s decision to disband the Air Combat Force would begin in the Wellington High Court on Thursday at 10a.m. More >>

Save Our Squadrons Campaign March Speech - 17/10

Tuesday, 23 October 2001, 8:55 am | Save Our Squadrons

I would like to welcome you here today on behalf of the Save Our Squadrons Campaign. More >>

Save Our Squadrons Consider Legal Challenge

Friday, 19 October 2001, 12:07 am | Save Our Squadrons

Organisers of the Save Our Squadrons Campaign say they have now received advice from one of the country’s leading Queen’s Counsel that there are solid grounds for a court to find that the Minister of Defence acted unlawfully when he decided that the air ... More >>

Air Defence Squadrons Supported

Monday, 1 October 2001, 5:20 pm | Save Our Squadrons

A recently released Colmar Brunton Poll shows that 73% of New Zealand voters are against disbanding the country’s air combat force. More than half of New Zealanders regard party policies on air combat capability as either very important or quite ... More >>

 

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