Long ago, politics was defined as a blood sport, and many MPs feel pretty chuffed about their take-no-prisoners approach…
The powers that individual DHBs are seeking look like a throwback to the early 1990s. Then, as now, the rationale was that this local “flexibility” was necessary.
Clearly, Jami-Lee Ross is not waging a normal form of political warfare, with agreed rules of combat and rational cost/benefit calculations.
Most of the scenarios envisage global oil prices going up – maybe even way up – starting about now.
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.
So… should we be anxious about AI? Of course we should.
Labour’s workplace relations policy has sparked fears of a return to the 1970s. But what exactly was happening in the 1970s?
For much of this year, almost all the diversity in politics has been down at the retail end, where apparent differences reside in the tone, and in details.
It isn’t only foreigners who buy into the myth of New Zealand as an equal opportunity Paradise
What has aroused the ire of Act Leader David Seymour this time is the introduction of a Greens private members bill to the ballot process, “calling for a 15 cents levy on plastic bags to reduce pollution.”
Hopefully, the unions will not lie down and meekly accept yesterday’s Court of Appeal ruling on the employment status of support worker Janet Lowe.