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Blog launches petition to repeal the financial veto

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 12:46 pm | No Right Turn

In the wake of last night's veto of Sue Moroney's bill to extend paid parental leave, the No Right Turn blog has launched a petition to repeal the veto from parliament's Standing Orders. More >>

Ministers ignoring Official Information Act

Tuesday, 31 August 2010, 10:01 am | No Right Turn

Government Ministers are routinely ignoring the Official Information Act, with some Ministers answering as few as 40% of requests on time, according to research published by the blog No Right Turn. More >>

Petition on Disappearance Convention Launched

Wednesday, 6 August 2008, 10:24 am | No Right Turn

No Right Turn, New Zealand's liberal blog, has launched a petition urging the government to sign and ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. More >>

Why the Greens should support the

Wednesday, 11 June 2008, 4:51 pm | No Right Turn

Parliament is in recess at the moment, so things have been quiet. but they're about to get very noisy indeed. More >>

We're better off without Rio Tinto anyway

Wednesday, 14 May 2008, 11:37 am | No Right Turn

Yesterday saw Rio Tinto stick their hand out for corporate welfare, threatening to shut down their Tiwai Point aluminium smelter unless shielded from the effects of the emissions trading scheme. It is, of course, motivated purely by self-interest ... More >>

No Right Turn: Election Funding Bill Reported Back

Monday, 19 November 2007, 3:16 pm | No Right Turn

The Justice and Electoral committee has finally reported back [PDF] on the Electoral Finance Bill , and recommended that it be passed. More >>

NRT: Climate Change - Preliminary Analysis

Thursday, 20 September 2007, 1:09 pm | No Right Turn

This morning the government announced the framework for its new emissions trading scheme. Previous policy documents had suggested a staged implementation, with the electricity sector being part of a transitional scheme during the Kyoto first commitment ... More >>

No Right Turn: National's $1.25 billion giveaway

Wednesday, 7 March 2007, 11:54 am | No Right Turn

How would you feel if the government deducted $300 from your bank account to give to its mates? Because that's what National is planning to do with carbon credits. At a meeting in Christchurch yesterday, National Party leader John Key announced ... More >>

Guantanamo: Five years of illegality

Friday, 12 January 2007, 10:56 am | No Right Turn

Five years ago today, the US shipped its first load of prisoners - drugged, shackled, and in total sensory deprivation - to its Caribbean gulag in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. More >>

No Right Turn: Not Just Thomas Yadegary

Friday, 22 December 2006, 9:18 am | No Right Turn

Over the past few months, I've made several posts about the plight of Thomas Yadegary , imprisoned without trial for over two years because he refuses to cooperate in his own deportation back to persecution and possibly death in Iran. Like many, I ... More >>

No Right Turn: Tonga - What We Supported

Wednesday, 6 December 2006, 4:21 pm | No Right Turn

Last month, the New Zealand government sent soldiers and police to Tonga "to help maintain law and order". At the time I was deeply uneasy about this move, as it smacked of propping up a corrupt feudal regime against its own people . But I didn't know ... More >>

No Right Turn: Two Years Is Still Too Long

Wednesday, 1 November 2006, 3:27 pm | No Right Turn

Two years ago today, Thomas Yadegary was arrested as an overstayer by the Immigration Service, and taken to Mount Eden Prison. He has been there ever since. He has not been charged or convicted of any crime. Instead, he is being held awaiting deportation ... More >>

No Right Turn: Pyramid Of Skulls

Friday, 13 October 2006, 1:21 pm | No Right Turn

Two years ago, a team of epidemiologists at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Heath in Baltimore published a study in the Lancet estimating that the US invasion and occupation of Iraq had led to approximately one hundred thousand excess ... More >>

NRT: The Brethren smear in Sweden as well

Monday, 18 September 2006, 3:51 pm | No Right Turn

The Brethren have paid for ads in some of Sweden's biggest newspapers, they have done direct marketing in mailboxes in many parts of Sweden, they have been leafleting and put flyers on cars in many places. Among other things, the flyers say that thousands ... More >>

No Right Turn: "No hereditary kings in America"

Friday, 18 August 2006, 4:32 pm | No Right Turn

The "war on terror" may be eroding human rights an civil liberties, but it is also giving us some of our strongest language in defence of freedom. First, we had the Supreme Court's memorable statement in Hamdi v Rumsfeld that [A] state of war is ... More >>

No Right Turn: Not Just About Treaty Clauses

Wednesday, 26 July 2006, 12:14 am | No Right Turn

When Labour chose to rely on New Zealand First for confidence and supply , it knew it would have to swallow some dead rats. One of those rats is on the menu tomorrow, in the form of Doug Woolerton's Principles of the Treaty of Waitangi Deletion Bill ... More >>

No Right Turn: A Shameful (Sedition) Verdict

Thursday, 8 June 2006, 5:45 pm | No Right Turn

Tim Selwyn has been found guilty of sedition . This is a shameful verdict, and a major step backwards for freedom of speech in this country. Punishing people for their words and intentions rather than their actions should require meeting a very ... More >>

Herald Describes Genocide as 'Rugged' - A Response

Thursday, 8 June 2006, 11:59 am | No Right Turn

In a piece in the Herald last weekend, Assistant Editor John Roughan claimed that New Zealanders were into supporting East Timorese independence, and that the Timorese weren't really ready for it. More >>

A Step Backwards For Freedom Of Speech

Tuesday, 6 June 2006, 5:29 pm | No Right Turn

Today we will see a remarkable step backwards for freedom of speech in this country. Tim Selwyn - an Auckland freelance writer - will go on trial in the Auckland District Court on sedition charges relating to flyers left at the scene of an axe attack on ... More >>

Where's Rodney?

Wednesday, 24 May 2006, 11:18 am | No Right Turn

People were justifiably outraged in the 1996 Parliamentary term, when Alliance MP Alamein Kopu notoriously abandoned her party mid-term, gave her proxy to the minority national government, and was never seen around parliament again (despite continuing ... More >>





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