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It turns out that the gender pay gap is real but not in the way that Paula Bennett would have us believe. New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Arden earns more money for doing the same job as her male counterpart Justin Trudeau and only $107,000 less than president Trump.
National is beginning a stint in Opposition after nine years in government. This will take some adjusting as the powerful become relatively powerless. They will have a large 56 member caucus, so they could be a force in holding the new government to account, but if not managed well they could factionalise and fight for ascendancy in some sort of new order. 476 more words
Parliament’s Grassy knoll: who tried to character-assassinate Winston?
The leaking of Winston Peter’s superannuation over-payment is well known. Also known is that Ministers Paula Bennett and Anne Tolley were… 1,857 more words
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Paula Bennett’s suggestion some Kiwis have “fewer human rights than others” has been described by the Prime Minister as “not an accurate reflection” of National’s hardline new gangs policy.