In New Zealand, there are two major inquiries into security/defence issues running in parallel, and the one demonstrating more transparency and candour is not the one that you’d expect.
There is ample reason to conclude that the buy-back and amnesty scheme announced this morning will indeed save lives in New Zealand.
Reportedly most (and possibly all) of the Royal Commission investigation into the Christchurch mosque shootings will be closed to the general public and to the media.
The zigzagging nature of the Christchurch Call To Action’s content reflects the genuine tension that exists on this subject.
The main news outlets in New Zealand have jointly agreed to limit their coverage of the upcoming trial of the Christchurch shooter…
In the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings, there is now a strong political appetite for some sort of regulatory action.
Many countries – some, even before the Christchurch attacks – have unveiled ways in which they intend to ensure the removal of harmful social media material
So there is to be a Royal Commission inquiry into the mosque attacks… at least this will be somewhat at arms length from the government whose agencies will be under scrutiny.
Across New Zealand and the world , PM Jacinda Ardern has justifiably won praise for how she has responded to the Christchurch attacks. There have been a few areas where the performance of the government has been less than stellar.
Just when we thought the Brexit mess couldn’t get any messier, it suddenly has.
The government has signalled that its response to the Christchurch mosque shootings will proceed on two main fronts…