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by Items on the Balustrade · 05/09/2018 10pm
Golriz Ghahraman could make a human rights issue out of a minor rules change for hiring the local memorial hall. So there is certainly nothing that could be presented to the New Zealand Parliament that would not provide an opportunity for her to lay out her bona fides with regard to one noble cause ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 11/06/2018 9am
Before the by-election, I posited a few possible outcomes and what those would mean, but it turns out that nothing particularly shocking happened. In the end, Labour increase their vote, but National didn't lose any support.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 01/12/2017 6pm
It's not really a problem when you've never lived under enemy fire, worked as a defense attorney for war criminals, posed for photos with said war criminals, and co-authored a paper denying genocide. It's just a problem when your life is presented as being the opposite of what it really is. Where ...
Dieuwe de Boer analyses the NZ election campaign
by Owen LLewellyn · 03/09/2017 8pm
Dieuwe de Boer of Right Minds NZ is interviewed on The Unshackled and gives an insightful rundown on the forthcoming NZ General Election. de Boer identifies housing as probably the biggest policy issue coming into this election. Perhaps surprisingly, he identifies Labour as having the best approach ...
The Greens In New Zealand Also Abuse Taxpayer Funds
by Owen LLewellyn · 05/08/2017 5pm
The Unshackled exposes the rank hypocrisy of the Greens on both sides of the Tasman : The Australian Greens like to think of themselves as the moral arbiters of the nation. They rage against the major parties’ MPs abusing their entitlements but we later learn that they are not much better. Just ...
Greens Party List
by Owen LLewellyn · 05/06/2017 8pm
The Green Party of Aotearoa have announced their party list for September’s election. The Greens have a unique method of finalising their party list, allowing members to vote to select the positions of the various candidates on the list. Remember, in the New Zealand system, your list ranking will ...
Labour Greens Coalition Tax scam
by Owen LLewellyn · 27/03/2017 9am
Labour and the Greens last week released their budget responsibility rules. This is a slick political move which could fool a lot of soft voters. On the face of it, it looks like they are making a firm commitment to fiscal responsibility.