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The defeat of the boofheads is the victory Australia had to have – writes Chris Trotter
23rd May 22, 11:22am
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The defeat of the boofheads is the victory Australia had to have – writes Chris Trotter
As Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison seeks reelection, Michelle Grattan looks at what makes him tick
18th May 22, 12:42pm
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As Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison seeks reelection, Michelle Grattan looks at what makes him tick
Air of compromise: NZ’s Emissions Reduction Plan reveals a climate budget that’s long on planning, short on strategy
18th May 22, 10:07am
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Air of compromise: NZ’s Emissions Reduction Plan reveals a climate budget that’s long on planning, short on strategy
If the polls are right, he may soon be the next Australian prime minister. So who is Anthony Albanese?
17th May 22, 5:02pm
by Guest
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If the polls are right, he may soon be the next Australian prime minister. So who is Anthony Albanese?
Māori healers recall a time when 'words had power'. The words that give substance to ideas, no matter how radical, still do, writes Chris Trotter, but only if our representatives rediscover the courage to speak them out loud
9th May 22, 7:53am
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Māori healers recall a time when 'words had power'. The words that give substance to ideas, no matter how radical, still do, writes Chris Trotter, but only if our representatives rediscover the courage to speak them out loud
Domestic political risks with global economic & geopolitical consequences loom large around the world from China to the US. David Skilling says brace for shocks
8th May 22, 6:00am
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Domestic political risks with global economic & geopolitical consequences loom large around the world from China to the US. David Skilling says brace for shocks
The CCTV recording of the ram-raid against Auckland’s Ormiston Mall is so disturbing, argues Chris Trotter, that only a free and frank debate about its causes will settle the nation’s nerves
2nd May 22, 6:58am
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The CCTV recording of the ram-raid against Auckland’s Ormiston Mall is so disturbing, argues Chris Trotter, that only a free and frank debate about its causes will settle the nation’s nerves
National says it would only continue contributing to the Super Fund if 'fiscal conditions allow'
27th Apr 22, 10:19am
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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National says it would only continue contributing to the Super Fund if 'fiscal conditions allow'
If the next round of polling reveals a level of Labour support beginning with a “2” – what happens then? asks Chris Trotter
18th Apr 22, 9:30am
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If the next round of polling reveals a level of Labour support beginning with a “2” – what happens then? asks Chris Trotter
TOP leader Raf Manji argues the RBNZ shouldn't overcook its response to inflation, as it overcooked its response to Covid-19
18th Apr 22, 9:15am
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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TOP leader Raf Manji argues the RBNZ shouldn't overcook its response to inflation, as it overcooked its response to Covid-19
Blandness is not the stuff of which exciting political contests are made – writes Chris Trotter. If neither Labour nor National are willing to challenge the neoliberal status-quo, then they will have to find something else to fight about
11th Apr 22, 8:02am
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Blandness is not the stuff of which exciting political contests are made – writes Chris Trotter. If neither Labour nor National are willing to challenge the neoliberal status-quo, then they will have to find something else to fight about
Jen​ée Tibshraeny on how the evolving relationship between the government and Reserve Bank will affect policymaking
8th Apr 22, 8:30am
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Jen​ée Tibshraeny on how the evolving relationship between the government and Reserve Bank will affect policymaking
'Unite Against Covid-19' was a blockbuster hit across all the demographics: young and old; rich and poor; left and right; black and white. Audiences loved it. Chris Trotter’s question for 2023, however, is: 'Can Jacinda Ardern’s sequel match the original?
4th Apr 22, 8:14am
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'Unite Against Covid-19' was a blockbuster hit across all the demographics: young and old; rich and poor; left and right; black and white. Audiences loved it. Chris Trotter’s question for 2023, however, is: 'Can Jacinda Ardern’s sequel match the original?
Grey Lynn Ardern declared airily, 'Let’s do this!' If, 18 months from now, Morrinsville Ardern can snarl, 'I’ve bloody done it!', then she’ll lead her Labour Government to a third term
28th Mar 22, 9:49am
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Grey Lynn Ardern declared airily, 'Let’s do this!' If, 18 months from now, Morrinsville Ardern can snarl, 'I’ve bloody done it!', then she’ll lead her Labour Government to a third term
Too few to win, too many to die: it is looking more and more as if the National Party’s conservative falcons can no longer hear the falconer, Chris Trotter says
21st Mar 22, 7:50am
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Too few to win, too many to die: it is looking more and more as if the National Party’s conservative falcons can no longer hear the falconer, Chris Trotter says
National Party Deputy Leader Nicola Willis appointed Finance spokesperson; Housing portfolio passed on to Chris Bishop
16th Mar 22, 10:00am
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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National Party Deputy Leader Nicola Willis appointed Finance spokesperson; Housing portfolio passed on to Chris Bishop
National Party Finance spokesperson Simon Bridges retiring to explore 'commercial opportunities'; Says he has 'every confidence in National to win the election'
15th Mar 22, 11:57am
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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National Party Finance spokesperson Simon Bridges retiring to explore 'commercial opportunities'; Says he has 'every confidence in National to win the election'
Why the tax cuts National is proposing to ease the pain inflicted by inflation is likely to worsen the problem - for now at least
8th Mar 22, 5:56pm
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Why the tax cuts National is proposing to ease the pain inflicted by inflation is likely to worsen the problem - for now at least
Chris Trotter says in a week when smoke billowed over Kyiv and Wellington, what did National’s Christopher Luxon offer? Tax cuts
7th Mar 22, 8:26am
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Chris Trotter says in a week when smoke billowed over Kyiv and Wellington, what did National’s Christopher Luxon offer? Tax cuts
Chris Trotter says Putin’s invasion has conjured up the nightmare he spent 20 years attempting to forestall and given all the nations of Western and Eastern Europe a terrifying reminder of the wisdom of banding together against the Russian Bear
28th Feb 22, 7:57am
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Chris Trotter says Putin’s invasion has conjured up the nightmare he spent 20 years attempting to forestall and given all the nations of Western and Eastern Europe a terrifying reminder of the wisdom of banding together against the Russian Bear
Chris Trotter says surely, an ever-expanding crowd of angry people who hate politicians and journalists, and now have very little to lose by besieging the nation’s parliament, might just fall within the definition of 'Threat To National Security'
21st Feb 22, 8:12am
Chris Trotter says surely, an ever-expanding crowd of angry people who hate politicians and journalists, and now have very little to lose by besieging the nation’s parliament, might just fall within the definition of 'Threat To National Security'
National struggles to identify meaningful spending cuts to reduce inflation, while Labour refuses to admit the part its policies have played in lifting prices
18th Feb 22, 9:22am
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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National struggles to identify meaningful spending cuts to reduce inflation, while Labour refuses to admit the part its policies have played in lifting prices
Chris Trotter suggests the Government’s botched response to the Freedom Convoy has changed the political narrative
14th Feb 22, 9:52am
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Chris Trotter suggests the Government’s botched response to the Freedom Convoy has changed the political narrative
National commits to restoring inflation as the Reserve Bank's sole monetary policy target, removing the employment target and the requirement for the Bank to assess the impacts of policy changes on house prices
10th Feb 22, 4:19pm
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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National commits to restoring inflation as the Reserve Bank's sole monetary policy target, removing the employment target and the requirement for the Bank to assess the impacts of policy changes on house prices
TOP's Raf Manji on UBI, land value tax, monetary financing and more
8th Feb 22, 10:03am
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TOP's Raf Manji on UBI, land value tax, monetary financing and more