MMP

17th Feb 20, 8:17am
Chris Trotter assesses the problems and options the Labour Party and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern have with the SFO probing the NZ First Foundation
Chris Trotter assesses the problems and options the Labour Party and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern have with the SFO probing the NZ First Foundation
17th Feb 20, 8:17am
13th Feb 20, 8:48am
Peter Dunne says while Labour talks big about transparency and accountability it quickly retreats into its shell whenever challenged to match the rhetoric with action
Peter Dunne says while Labour talks big about transparency and accountability it quickly retreats into its shell whenever challenged to match the rhetoric with action
13th Feb 20, 8:48am
6th Feb 20, 11:45am
Peter Dunne says the chance of having transparent election campaign funding is close to zero because the politicians who call for it really don't want it, and neither do 'smug career officials'
Peter Dunne says the chance of having transparent election campaign funding is close to zero because the politicians who call for it really don't want it, and neither do 'smug career officials'
6th Feb 20, 11:45am
3rd Feb 20, 2:42pm
How National ruling out a relationship with NZ First pressures NZ First to further position itself as a 'handbrake' on the left without going so far as to making the Coalition Government unelectable
How National ruling out a relationship with NZ First pressures NZ First to further position itself as a 'handbrake' on the left without going so far as to making the Coalition Government unelectable
3rd Feb 20, 2:42pm
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28th Jan 20, 3:19pm
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces 2020 general election will be held on September 19; Says Labour's plan is to give NZers a contest that's 'positive, factual and robust'
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces 2020 general election will be held on September 19; Says Labour's plan is to give NZers a contest that's 'positive, factual and robust'
28th Jan 20, 3:19pm
21st Nov 19, 9:07am
Peter Dunne says the controversy over NZ First's funding is already raising questions about how the reputation of the current Government may be affected
Peter Dunne says the controversy over NZ First's funding is already raising questions about how the reputation of the current Government may be affected
21st Nov 19, 9:07am
31st Oct 19, 9:15am
Peter Dunne says the National Party will know that wide-eyed enthusiasm without anything to back it up is not what voters are seeking
Peter Dunne says the National Party will know that wide-eyed enthusiasm without anything to back it up is not what voters are seeking
31st Oct 19, 9:15am
21st Oct 19, 9:49am
Chris Trotter argues that although democratic socialism is Labour’s official ideology, New Zealand politics lacks traditional left-wing champions like Bernie Sanders & Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Chris Trotter argues that although democratic socialism is Labour’s official ideology, New Zealand politics lacks traditional left-wing champions like Bernie Sanders & Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
21st Oct 19, 9:49am
17th Oct 19, 9:14am
Peter Dunne says next year the Government may learn the hard way that more of the same is no longer a winning electoral formula, no matter how positively it is promoted
Peter Dunne says next year the Government may learn the hard way that more of the same is no longer a winning electoral formula, no matter how positively it is promoted
17th Oct 19, 9:14am
10th Oct 19, 8:51am
Peter Dunne says the only way change such as taxing superannuation could be progressed would be through some form of multi-party agreement, but the chances of that occurring are zero
Peter Dunne says the only way change such as taxing superannuation could be progressed would be through some form of multi-party agreement, but the chances of that occurring are zero
10th Oct 19, 8:51am
3rd Oct 19, 9:53am
Peter Dunne looks at the challenges Labour faces from being in coalition with NZ First suggesting the party needs to take a stand against a NZ First position on a drugs issue
Peter Dunne looks at the challenges Labour faces from being in coalition with NZ First suggesting the party needs to take a stand against a NZ First position on a drugs issue
3rd Oct 19, 9:53am
9th Sep 19, 9:49am
Chris Trotter argues the causes and conditions are in place for the formation of a new mainstream political party in New Zealand but the chances of one emerging are 'vanishingly remote'
Chris Trotter argues the causes and conditions are in place for the formation of a new mainstream political party in New Zealand but the chances of one emerging are 'vanishingly remote'
9th Sep 19, 9:49am
15th Jul 19, 8:00am
Chris Trotter wonders when we as a nation stopped believing in ourselves sufficiently to attempt big heroic state projects such as those completed in the past
Chris Trotter wonders when we as a nation stopped believing in ourselves sufficiently to attempt big heroic state projects such as those completed in the past
15th Jul 19, 8:00am
1st Jul 19, 9:58am
If Megan Woods really is a left-wing housing minister, then pushing for a left-wing shift in housing policy is the last thing she will do, Chris Trotter argues
If Megan Woods really is a left-wing housing minister, then pushing for a left-wing shift in housing policy is the last thing she will do, Chris Trotter argues
1st Jul 19, 9:58am
23rd Apr 19, 8:37am
Chris Trotter doubts Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson will be losing much sleep over their left-wing critics' anger that no Capital Gains Tax will be implemented
Chris Trotter doubts Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson will be losing much sleep over their left-wing critics' anger that no Capital Gains Tax will be implemented
23rd Apr 19, 8:37am
17th Apr 19, 7:40pm
MMP in action: ​Jenée Tibshraeny on the politics of the Government putting a Capital Gains Tax to bed
MMP in action: ​Jenée Tibshraeny on the politics of the Government putting a Capital Gains Tax to bed
17th Apr 19, 7:40pm
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5th Mar 19, 12:30pm
Ardern assures any MMP threshold changes wouldn't take effect in 2020 election, despite Little hours earlier saying they could; Bridges says changes would need cross-party support
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Ardern assures any MMP threshold changes wouldn't take effect in 2020 election, despite Little hours earlier saying they could; Bridges says changes would need cross-party support
5th Mar 19, 12:30pm
4th Mar 19, 4:08pm
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Winston Peters has spent decades gaming MMP to keep himself in the position of king (or queen) maker. Asks Danyl Mclauchlan, are we really going to make it even easier for politicians like him?
Winston Peters has spent decades gaming MMP to keep himself in the position of king (or queen) maker. Asks Danyl Mclauchlan, are we really going to make it even easier for politicians like him?
4th Mar 19, 4:08pm
25th Feb 19, 7:59am
Chris Trotter says the Capital Gains Tax recommended by Cullen’s team is of such breadth and bite it can't have been intended seriously
Chris Trotter says the Capital Gains Tax recommended by Cullen’s team is of such breadth and bite it can't have been intended seriously
25th Feb 19, 7:59am
14th Feb 19, 8:47am
Peter Dunne says Greens co-leader James Shaw's CGT comments are far less a statement on his party's position and more an attempt to flush out where NZ First stands
Peter Dunne says Greens co-leader James Shaw's CGT comments are far less a statement on his party's position and more an attempt to flush out where NZ First stands
14th Feb 19, 8:47am

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