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Public Address 11/11/08 - And meanwhile...

Public Address 11/11/08 - And meanwhile...

And meanwhile ... | Nov 11, 2008 09:48
Russell Brown's Hard News
Local lefties who want some schadenfreude to pass the time while they wait for a pony need go no further than the case of US Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave of Colorado, who was thrashed by her Democratic opponent last week -- but has yet to congratulate her...

Let's be Frank | Nov 11, 2008 06:53
David Slack has 20/20 hindsight
You may recall the howls of derision in 2005. How on earth can you be a minister and remain outside the government? they demanded. That was then, this is now. This morning's paper tells me: Mr Key acknowledged yesterday that he was wrong and "in hindsight" it had worked...

You play to win the game | Nov 10, 2008 11:44
Hadyn Green yells. A lot.
At the international and professional level of any sport there is only one goal. One. You are not there to showcase your skills. You are not there to advertise your country. You are not there to do anything but win the goddamn game. That is why at certain times this...

The End is Nigh . . . Again? | Nov 10, 2008 09:46
Graham Reid's many things
It was many years ago now and so my memory might not be exact, but it went something like this. Back then the Herald had a wonderfully witty, slightly eccentric, scholarly and rather marvellous senior writer called Ted Reynolds. One day a theatre reviewer -- it might even have been...


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The Conversation: Old wine in new bottles – why the NZ-UK free trade agreement fails to confront the challenges of a post-COVID world
When the sales pitch for a free trade agreement is that “British consumers will enjoy more affordable Marlborough sauvignon blanc, mānuka honey and kiwifruit, while Kiwis enjoy the benefit from cheaper gin, chocolate, clothing and buses”, you know this is hardly the deal of the century... More>>

Philip Temple: Hang On A Minute, Mate
Peter Dunne quietly omits some salient facts when arguing for retention of MMP’s coat-tailing provision that allows a party to add list seats if it wins one electorate and achieves more than 1% or so of the party vote... More>>

Cheap Grace And Climate Change: Australia And COP26

It was not for everybody, but the shock advertising tactics of the Australian comedian Dan Ilic made an appropriate point. Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison, a famed coal hugger, has vacillated about whether to even go to the climate conference in Glasgow. Having himself turned the country’s prime ministerial office into an extended advertising agency, Ilic was speaking his language... More>>

Dunne Speaks: Labour's High Water Mark
If I were still a member of the Labour Party I would be feeling a little concerned after this week’s Colmar Brunton public opinion poll. Not because the poll suggested Labour is going to lose office any time soon – it did not – nor because it showed other parties doing better – they are not... More>>

Our Man In Washington: Morrison’s Tour Of Deception

It was startling and even shocking. Away from the thrust and cut of domestic politics, not to mention noisy discord within his government’s ranks, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison could breathe a sign of relief. Perhaps no one would notice in Washington that Australia remains prehistoric in approaching climate change relative to its counterparts... More>>

Binoy Kampmark: Melbourne Quake: Shaken, Not Stirred

It began just after a news interview. Time: a quarter past nine. Morning of September 22, and yet to take a sip from the brewed Turkish coffee, its light thin surface foam inviting. The Australian city of Melbourne in its sixth lockdown, its residents fatigued and ravaged by regulations. Rising COVID-19 numbers, seemingly inexorable... More>>