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Amicus Curiae: Is Housing A Human Right?

Daniel Gambitsis

New Zealand’s housing issues are a perennial news item, whether it is the price bubble, the leaky house crisis or state housing, and now David Rutherford, the… 695 more words

Amicus Curiae

Amicus Curiae: Should Old Dogs Be Allowed to Learn New Tricks?

Elizabeth Murray

As students, we understand only too well the financial struggles that come with trying to put ourselves through tertiary education. With both the cost of living and tertiary fees rising, the Government continues to restrict access to various parts of the student loan system. 512 more words

Amicus Curiae

Accidentally like a martyr

John Key has his share of supporters over his repeated pulling of a waitress’s hair – Mike Hosking (surprise!) and the Minister for Women, to name but two examples. 373 more words


Lecretia Seales assisted dying case versus pressure group inteference

Lecretia Seales has a brain tumour and has taken her case to court to clarify whether her doctor can assist her death so she can avoid extended suffering. 910 more words


Disability and social services links - 20 April

Last week’s meeting of COAG was about more than GST squabbling, with new NDIS launch sites announced for Queensland and the Northern Territory. (Note all the maybes and mights in those announcements – read the whole thing… 262 more words

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QOTD: Jackie Blue on feminism

From an entirely excellent open letter to renowned progressive thinker Paul Henry:

Feminism is a belief that gender should not limit anyone’s chances at life and quite frankly people are deluded if they believe women currently get the same opportunities as men to make it in business, politics and the like.

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Sex And Gender

of some concern

For my overseas followers I live in Australia, land of Koalas and Kangaroos, Uluru, The Great Barrier Reef, The Great Australian Bight, (yeah we are great.)  Old growth forests in Tasmania and untouched coast line in our North that is inhabited only by its traditional land owners. 471 more words