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Complaint to Auditor General over Partnership Schools

The Opposition is keeping up the pressure on the Government, in particular on Minister of Education Chris Hipkins, over proposed legislation to scrap Partnership Schools. 279 more words

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Dunne on the Official Information Act

Retired politicians who are now outside the pressures and responsibilities of Parliament can give some good insights into topical issues.

The last National Government was strongly criticised, with good reason, for abusing the principles of the Official Information Act. 895 more words

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Trying to make English an official language

Nothing is set by being submitted as a Member’s Bill – first it has to be drawn, and the odds are against that. Then if it is drawn it needs to pass through Parliament. 212 more words

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Kaye versus Davis on Partnership Schools

It’s fair to say that Kelvin Davis has been unimpressive as Labour’s deputy leader. He is also in an awkward position over Partnership Schools, last year having threatened to resign if they are closed. 2,242 more words

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Petty Parliament

Noted in Open Forum yesterday:

Gezza:

What a complete waste of taxpayers’ money by Labour members in the General Debate.
Instead of debating an issue of governance or legislative importance the tossers spent nearly all their time one after the spouting lame insulting jokes & putdowns with ludicrous speculations on who would be the next leader of the National Party.

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Labour spin 100 day achievements

Slight irony here, but journalist Lloyd Burr (Newshub) is annoyed about Labour’s 100-day embellishment

It’s not a revelation that politicians embellish their achievements. It’s less usual to see journalists criticising rather than repeating their PR. 473 more words

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Inquiry into abuse in state care

For a long time abuses of children in state care has been a serious and unresolved problem.

As promised by Labour (Taking action in our first 100 days… 574 more words

Labour