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The Gender paygap is real — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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.

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The new Opposition

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


Bill English remains as National leader

The National Party caucus today chose the status quo over leadership, with Bill English confirmed to remain as leader unopposed, and also Paula remains as deputy. 80 more words


Observations on the 2017 Election campaign thus far… (toru)

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

The Body Politic

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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.

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English walks back human rights stance

Bill English said this morning in an RNZ interview that Paula Bennett was wrong to talk  about different human rights for criminals and gang members. 243 more words


National’s gang and drugs policy — Your NZ

Yesterday Paula Bennett, the Minister of Police, announced new policy to ‘crack down on gangs and drugs’. It was controversial in particular because it threatened to reduce the human rights of people deemed to be ‘criminal’.

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