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Public Address April 3, 2012 - God and the Media

Public Address April 3, 2012 - God and the Media

Belief Media
12:47 Apr 3, 2012 in Hard News by Russell Brown
In general, New Zealanders have long taken a secular view of religious holidays: more of us relish the chance for a break at Easter than embrace the opportunity for contemplation. But on Media7 this week, we’re going with a Christian…

MMP Review #2: Dual Candidacy
23:30 Apr 2, 2012 in Legal Beagle by Graeme Edgeler
In a post shortly before the election, I described how I’d come to change my mind on one of the details of MMP—the one seat rule. At about that time, I began questioning another. Under our version of MMP,…

MMP Review #1: The Party Vote Threshold
0:30 Apr 1, 2012 in Legal Beagle by Graeme Edgeler
I think quite a bit about electoral law and electoral systems, and our MMP system in particular. So I’m somewhat surprised to find myself wavering over a number of the aspects of MMP that the Electoral Commission review will address…


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Keith Ng On Public Address: Why The Police And The PM Are Wrong About Rawshark

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Gordon Campbell: On Being Accountable, And Holding The Powerful To Account

Don’t know how you feel about it, but the selective unavailability of Ministers and senior public servants to media scrutiny seems to be a growing concern... Yet often and tellingly, they’re not so beyond-radio-contact that they can’t find time to authorise and email a statement unilaterally stating their position. Which indicates that it is the questioning of the party line that they’re choosing to avoid. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Islam And The Paris Attacks

Presidential contender Ben Carson for instance, wants it to be made illegal for a Muslim to be elected as President of the USA. For the Republican Party at least, freedom of religion in America extends only to tolerating many ways of accepting Jesus Christ as your personal saviour. In reality of course, treating Islamic State as the essence of Islam makes about as much sense as treating the Ku Klux Klan as the essence of Christianity... More>>


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