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Foreign Control Watchdog 129

Foreign Control Watchdog 129 April 2012

National's Big Idea: Let's Burn Down The House & Hope We Can Get The Insurance by Murray Horton
Overseas Ownership Of Land: Far Greater Than The 1% The PM Claims by Bill Rosenberg
Fool Me Once: The Return of Privatisation by Quentin Findlay
The Politics Of Charter Schools by Liz Gordon
Solid Energy: It's An SOE But Would Foreign Control Matter? by Jeanette Fitzsimons
NZ Asset Sales Policy Began On Wall Street by Lewis Verduyn
A Taste Of Hurricane Katrina Treatment For Christchurch by John Minto
The Implications Of New Generation Free Trade Agreements For Alcohol Policies by Jane Kelsey
All At Sea: Productivity Commission's Draft Report Into International Freight Transport Services by Bill Rosenberg
Rogernomics And The Left by Brian Easton
Primary Production, Free Trade, Resource Conflict & Corporate Plunder: Part 2 by Dennis Small
Organiser's Report by Murray Horton
Reviews by Jeremy Agar
Boomerang by Michael Lewis
The Iron Lady A Film by Phyllida Lloyd
J. Edgar A Film by Clint Eastwood
Obituary by Megan Hutching, Rachel Brown, Kevin Clements & Sue Gray
Dorothy Brown
Rio Tinto Alcan NZ Wins 2011 Roger Award: Westpac, Sajo Oyang & Oceania All Equal Runners Up; Government Wins Accomplice Award by Murray Horton
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