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Our place, our country too

Tuesday, 24 August 2004, 2:09 pm | On The Left - Jordan Carter

Waves of emotion. Rolling sound overpowering thought. Chanting. Black shirts. Black and red. The sound of the haka. Twelve year old boys shouting 'Enough is Enough.' Placards. Love and friendship. Fear and anger. Fists being raised to cries of 'Jesus.' More >>

On The Left - Whither the Alliance?

Monday, 25 February 2002, 9:22 am | On The Left - Jordan Carter

A fortnight ago I said I would write on the electoral coalition Helen Clark has put together, and which I believe will win the 2002 election comfortably for the Left. Since then, we've seen the re-emergence of the splits in the Alliance that captivated ... More >>

On The Left – Return – Being political

Monday, 11 February 2002, 9:45 am | On The Left - Jordan Carter

Hear ye, hear ye – tidings from the left have returned. After a dormancy of some eighteen months, my writing itch has returned. This week’s column will remind you who I am, and will look at why being political can be tough at times. More >>

On The Left – ACTivists Denied

Tuesday, 21 November 2000, 1:58 pm | On The Left - Jordan Carter

Generally you know when you read Mike Heine’s writing that you’re in for a laugh. Besides actually being quite a good writer at times, his comic sense is often enhanced by the fact he doesn’t even realise that he’s being funny most of the time. Of course, ... More >>

Telling The Truth About The Brain Drain

Friday, 6 October 2000, 1:15 pm | On The Left - Jordan Carter

I am 22 years old and next year I will graduate with two degrees, in economics and economic geography. As one of the highly skilled elite who were lucky enough (care of a $35,000 student loan) to get an education under the National Government, going ... More >>

On The Left: Superannuation bugs, and an apology

Monday, 29 May 2000, 10:13 am | On The Left - Jordan Carter

Superannuation looks like being torn again by partisan division that is not only needless - but is positively irresponsible. Why are there such big divisions over Superannuation policy, and what can we do to move forward? More >>

On The Left: Feral? Or Just Being Silly?

Monday, 22 May 2000, 2:24 pm | On The Left - Jordan Carter

West Coasters, on one view are now not happy about the Government. In fact, this could perhaps be seen as something of an understatement. Certainly if one was to believe everything that the Coastal Action Network has to say, no Government MP should ... More >>

On The Left - Corrections, and Sydney, NSW

Monday, 15 May 2000, 9:51 am | On The Left - Jordan Carter

I have to correct a mistake from the last column, on May Day, with respect to ILO conventions and their recognition in our labour law. Then, something about the Australian Labor Party, whose NSW Branch I visited last weekend in Sydney. Apologies all round ... More >>

On The Left Keep that red flag flying.

Monday, 1 May 2000, 10:00 am | On The Left - Jordan Carter

After a few weeks away, a refreshed author is back again. The new Parliamentary session begins this week, and it’s going to be fun. But first, a song sung to the tune `O Christmas Tree’: More >>

On The Left - Constitution Games

Monday, 10 April 2000, 10:50 am | On The Left - Jordan Carter

I'd always thought the Olympic Games was a marathon event, requiring a lot of endurance, skill and so on to get to. More >>

Young Nats = old fogeys, miss the point

Thursday, 6 April 2000, 4:18 pm | On The Left - Jordan Carter

Young Labour Vice President Jordan Carter has reacted with bemusement (and not a little laughter) to yet another personal attack from the National Party's youth vice president Daniel Gordon on him regarding the discriminatory Under-25 sticker scheme ... More >>

On The Left - Luddite? No. Definite realo

Monday, 3 April 2000, 9:09 am | On The Left - Jordan Carter

Last week within the context of the social control of selfishness, I discussed the role of the Church and how it was undermined by the Protestant Reformation, and about Adam Smith as one of the new thinkers of the 18th century who theorised the market ... More >>

On The Left - Luddite or Realo?

Monday, 27 March 2000, 9:12 am | On The Left - Jordan Carter

I can see the responses of some to this column now - "this guy's stuck in the past, doesn't know what he's on about - needs to try thinking for a change" and other responses. However, it's not as bad as all that. What I want to look at ... More >>

On The Left - It's just Super!

Monday, 13 March 2000, 10:16 am | On The Left - Jordan Carter

In the early 1970's, the Labour Party, in the interests of improving the status of retired New Zealanders, developed a policy of a pre-funded superannuation scheme. Set up by the Kirk Government, it was the first major attempt to improve pensioners' ... More >>

On The Left - Justice Gained, Not Denied

Monday, 6 March 2000, 9:53 am | On The Left - Jordan Carter

Crime and justice is probably one of the worst areas of public debate this country has. While there are plenty of areas where nobody actually knows what they're talking about, justice is probably the area where they say it loudest, and say the most stupid ... More >>

On The Left - Third Way politics, a critical view

Monday, 17 January 2000, 11:54 am | On The Left - Jordan Carter

In November last year, another Scoop columnist wrote a piece on the progress of the Third Way in progressive politics around the world. The Third Way is indeed a challenge for progressive politics today, but it's not quite the saviour that some have painted ... More >>