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Tag: New Zealand

April 17, 2008

The Electoral Finance Act (2007) has done many things. Confused politicians, party staff, lawyers, the public, journalists, pretty much everyone. This in itself does not mean it is a bad law. I am sure most people would not understand tax law if you whacked the Income Tax Act (2004) in front of them, gave them […]

April 4, 2008

Recently the Electoral Commission has been under a lot of pressure with the Electoral Finance Act, with all its vagaries forcing them to do some work. I was reading Colin Espiner’s blog on the hypocrisy of Labour getting away with a whole lot of offences, when they should’ve been charged, and one sentence struck me:

March 12, 2008

Today’s Dominion Post almost made me lose all faith in humanity. Nestled quietly in the Letters to the Editor section was a letter from one Craig Lindsay. If this seemingly innocuous letter passed you by here is what it said:

March 6, 2008

Nathan Guy, is put on the spot by Emma Daken.

February 29, 2008

A referendum is where an electorate of some description is asked to answer a question on a topic of importance. New Zealand has two types of referenda, Citizens Initiated and Government. Governments have the ability to call for one at anytime. Citizens initiated are ones that percolate from the public upwards. So far there have […]

February 26, 2008

Carbon foot prints just went through the roof for NZ. So did the trade deficit. I am not wholly convinced that a free trade agreement with China is the best deal for NZ. Sure we get a huge market for our primary products, but in a time when we should be diversifying our industries, a […]

February 7, 2008

Not two weeks ago, Labour was touting the fact National was copying its policies, re: student loans, yadda yadda yadda. Today we have Labour copying National with tax policy.

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