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Tag: Don Brash

May 9, 2011

With Don Brash as the newly appointed ACT Party leader, the not-unreasonable goal of social equality may have just become a bit less attainable for New Zealand’s LGBT citizens. Don Brash voted against civil unions in 2004 and supported the Marriage (Gender Clarification) Amendment Bill in 2005. There are furthermore talks of John Banks running […]

May 9, 2011

Last Wednesday evening, as I was writing this, Hone Harawira and Don Brash were having it out on TVNZ’s Close Up. While the ‘debate’ itself was largely incomprehensible, it was an interesting culmination of a week that has electrified the political landscape. Moreover, Harawira’s dismissal of the Maori Party as simply a “translation service” for […]

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