Secretly taping your political leader and threatening to release the contents in public is not a good way to win clemency, or gain support from your team
In March of this year, the French economist Thomas Piketty published a paper tracing the political journey that the university-educated have taken across the political spectrum…
When it comes down to protecting the most vulnerable, Parliament can sometimes move at glacial pace, and do the bare minimum.
Over the course of National’s entire term of office… it had the great good fortune that high global oil prices rarely coincided with a low Kiwi dollar…
Free speech controversies rarely have to do with the opinions of those lacking a public platform.
From now on it seems, firms will only need to re-invest a paltry $50,000 in research and development – half the previous amount – to qualify for a sizeable tax break.
These days, strike action is essentially a game of three dimensional chess, and the industrial stoppages coming our way in education are a case in point.
Signing a compulsory pledge to respect an arbitrary list of “values” is nothing other than neo-colonial bullying.
The striking thing about the issues that have political coverage over the past few months is the almost total lack of policy content to any of them.
Trying to analyse the interim report on the Tax Working Group (TWG) is like trying to review an entire All Blacks game, but at the half- time mark.
On suffrage day – reportedly – we celebrate women winning a political voice, and ensuring that their voices are heard, respected, and acted upon, despite attempts to ignore and silence then.
Yesterday, PM Jacinda Ardern committed this country to an extension of our military deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, pending a review early next year…
Most of the scenarios envisage global oil prices going up – maybe even way up – starting about now.
The review shows the cost of electricity has been shifted off business and onto consumers
Generational change favours the left, right now
Dutifully, the Pacific Islands Forum meeting is described each year as the region’s most important gathering of leaders…
The National Party has played fast and loose with the facts during its campaign to deny an entry visa to the American LGBTQ activist Chelsea Manning.
So National wants the government to deny Chelsea Manning a visa for her two speaking engagements in mid September…
Surely, the public would not be left in the dark forever about the identity of the person who had tried to make political capital out of this privileged information? Unfortunately, yes.
Currently, Amy Klobuchar is enjoying 60% approval ratings in a state that Hillary Clinton won in 2016 by only 1.5 percentage points.
We’ve always had a dominant form of identity politics in this country, and it is one that’s based almost entirely on the ingrained beliefs of white men of means.
Police emergency call centre staff afraid their sick leave statistics will be used against them, and their jobs put in jeopardy, is not an isolated case.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini used the occasion in Wellington to challenge the White House intensely, over Iran.
For reasons that amount to little more than a prolonged political sulk over last year’s election result, the corporate world is talking itself into a tantrum.
No more money was supposedly available to resolve the nurses dispute. Yet in the wake of industrial action taken by the nurses, another $38 million has been found…
If Jacinda Ardern is the mother of the nation, Winston Peters is rapidly turning into its kindly old uncle…
The weekend’s National Party conference felt like one of those Sunday nights on RNZ, when everyone can forget about all the modern stuff and tune back into the way we were.
Is the result a better, safer, cheaper, quicker and more convenient service than what it replaced? You must be kidding.