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Hang On A Minute, Mate

Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 11:27 am | Philip Temple

Peter Dunne quietly omits some salient facts when arguing for retention of MMP’s coat-tailing provision that allows a party to add list seats if it wins one electorate and achieves more than 1% or so of the party vote. First, the 1986 Royal Commission ... More >>

MiStory: ‘The Novel for Election Year’

Monday, 28 July 2014, 11:44 am | Philip Temple

‘Politicians’ short-term obsessions with constantly changing economic data and their half-baked promises of a rock star future ignore what kind of future might really be in store for us,’ says award-winning author and commentator Philip Temple ... More >>

Disgrace to Democracy

Tuesday, 14 May 2013, 5:19 pm | Philip Temple

Justice Minister Judith Collins’s announcement that there will be no changes to MMP and Prime Minister John Key saying ‘that is the end of the matter’ constitutes a blatant attack on our democratic process. More >>

Now let's make MMP better

Sunday, 11 December 2011, 11:56 am | Philip Temple

'New Zealanders' decisive vote to keep MMP sends a strong message to the prime minister', says electoral reform campaigner Dr Philip Temple. 'Although Mr Key voted "to get rid of" MMP, a clear majority of voters have said, "No thanks, we don't want to change ... More >>

Four Year Term Needs Safeguards

Tuesday, 6 December 2011, 12:06 pm | Philip Temple

'Business leaders putting out for a four-year Parliamentary term is consistent with their earlier anti-MMP stance,' says electoral commentator Dr Philip Temple. 'Less democratic choice and accountability for the general public. Other parliamentary ... More >>

Kick The Tyres By Voting To Keep MMP

Thursday, 24 November 2011, 11:17 am | Philip Temple

John Key said we needed 'to kick the tyres of MMP' when he announced the referendum we are having on Saturday. 'But the only chance we will have to kick the tyres of MMP, look under the bonnet and take her in for a tune is if we vote to keep MMP,' ... More >>

Negative Activists Play Fast & Loose With The Facts

Wednesday, 23 November 2011, 11:58 am | Philip Temple

The anti-MMP lobby has run a campaign based on scaremongering and deception', says electoral reform campaigner Philip Temple. 'This can be seen in three key aspects of their campaign.' More >>

Time for Politicians to Butt Out of Referendum Debate

Tuesday, 22 November 2011, 12:59 pm | Philip Temple

A long-time electoral campaigner has called on all politicians to keep out of the electoral referendum debate and let voters decide for themselves. 'When New Zealanders vote in the referendum on Saturday they need to remember that the voting system is ... More >>

Reject Anti-MMP Scaremongering - Philip Temple

Monday, 21 November 2011, 9:37 am | Philip Temple

"New Zealand's MMP voting system should not be run off the rails by obsession with one or two politicians", says long-time MMP campaigner Philip Temple. "The anti-MMP campaign is suggesting that Winston Peters's rise in the polls is a reason ... More >>

Don't prolong the waste of time and money - MMP campaigner

Thursday, 17 November 2011, 9:37 am | Philip Temple

"Millions of dollars of public money will be wasted if New Zealand needs to run a second electoral referendum at the 2014 election," long-time MMP campaigner Philip Temple says. More >>