On the predator society

February 3, 2012 0

In these last few days before Parliament opens and the cycle of normal political life resumes, significant stories are gaining coverage that they might otherwise […]

On the Pike River inquiry

November 30, 2010 0

Image: TV3 – Flames seen from above the Pike River mine The Royal Commission of inquiry into Pike River disaster has an open slate to […]

On the Aussie election stalemate

August 23, 2010 0

As the Sydney Morning Herald columnist Peter Hartcher says, there’s a rough justice to the Australian election outcome, given that both major parties ran essentially […]

On the mining backdown

July 20, 2010 0

The government’s formal capitulation ( due later today) on the mining of Schedule Four conservation land is a smashing victory for the public – one […]

On the Green Party conference

June 8, 2010 0

The Greens held their party conference last weekend – the first for some years not dominated by an actual or pending leadership change. This time, […]

On the Economics of Mining DOC Land

March 16, 2010 0

Click to enlarge At yesterday’s Post cabinet press conference [video], Prime Minister John Key repeated the government’s current defensive position on the proposal to extend […]

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