Why Prime Ministers travel
Building international relationships: why Prime Ministers
Last week I led a delegation to Samoa, Tonga, and
Niue in a Pacific goodwill mission to reinforce our strong
relationship with these countries.
Click here to see highlights of the Pacific
Next week I will be visiting the United
States, including the White House to meet with President
Rt Hon John
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Gordon Campbell: On Government Arrogance
Right now, National is ramming anti-terrorism measures through Parliament. This legislation will grant the SIS the power to carry out 48 hour bouts of surveillance on anyone without a warrant, and will bestow on government the power to unilaterally revoke anyone’s passports and thus deny them the freedom to travel.
Ludicrously, the public has been given exactly one day to make submissions on these major infringements of their civil liberties. Despite Finlayson’s misleading signals on RNZ that these are only stopgaps until next year’s full review of our security laws, the measures in question will not, in fact, expire until 2018.
Why the insane rush? Good question. More>>