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Critical Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 7 November 2017 – Today’s content Editor’s Note: Here below is a list of the main issues currently under discussion in New Zealand and links to media coverage. The full text of these items are contained in the PDF file (click to download). [caption id="attachment_297" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] The Beehive and Parliament Buildings.[/caption] AUS-NZ relations and Manus refugee crisis Gordon Campbell (Werewolf): On Ardern’s refugee non-deal Grant Bayldon (Spinoff): Seeking asylum is a legal right. Could somebody tell Mike Hosking? Jessie Anne Dennis (Spinoff): Words are cheap. Now Ardern must take real action to save the Manus Island refugees Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Australia: Seeing What We Have To See. Brent Edwards (RNZ): Manus Island refugees: Jacinda Ardern likely to come under more pressure to do more Herald Editorial: New PM does well in first outing Jane Patterson (RNZ): Trans-Tasman tension gives way to smiles No Right Turn: Rolling over for Australia RNZ: Emergency exposes Manus Island healthcare deficit Newstalk ZB: Manus Island asylum seekers losing hope after Australia rejects NZ offer Anna Bracewell-Worrall and Isobel Ewing (Newshub): Australians will be entitled to a free year of tertiary education in New Zealand 1News: Watch: Government’s threat of tertiary fee retaliation against Australia ‘irrelevant’, says Bill English Laura Walters (Stuff): NZ taxpayers shouldn’t be paying for Australians’ education, Bill English says 1News: ‘It’s only fair if we respond’ – Australian tertiary policy to triple Kiwi fees stuck in Senate   Trade and international relations Vernon Small (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern seeking TPP concessions at first appearance on international stage Jane Kelsey (Herald): Signing TPPA-11 would break Labour’s word Jane Kelsey (Daily Blog): Jacinda says ISDS is a dog. So let’s put it down Catherine Beard (Herald): New Government needs to land TPP Benedict Collins (RNZ): Trade deal ‘top of mind’ at APEC Alexia Russell (Newstalk ZB): Jacinda Ardern picks EU over Russia in trade talks Nicholas Jones (Herald): Russia free trade agreement not the priority: PM Talisa Kupenga (Māori TV): German President and NZ Prime Minister discuss trade and science opportunities Stacey Kirk (Stuff): German President touches down in New Zealand for high-level meetings Craig Hoyle (Stuff): Meet Boots, New Zealand’s ‘Depcatty High Commissioner’ in London   Parliament Andrew Geddis (Pundit): Simon Bridges thinks that Simon Bridges is eroding parliamentary democracy Graeme Edgeler (Public Address): Despite Simon Bridges’ idiocy, does he have a point on overall (subject) select committee membership? Richard Harman (Politik): Bridges planning to logjam Parliament RNZ: Select committee changes ‘anti-democratic’ – Bill English Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Battle brewing over select committee cuts David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Labour freezing National MPs out of select committees No Right Turn: Hypocrisy all round Jane Patterson (RNZ): Labour and National spat over MP representation Nicholas Jones (Herald): National clashes with Labour: ‘erosion of democratic rights’ Laura Walters (Stuff): National calls Government’s plans for select committee ‘undemocratic’ Liam Hehir (Stuff): National should avoid being too negative too early Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Parliament will now be in session and Labour should not expect an easy ride Phil Smith (RNZ): The Commission Opening: What to expect Herald: Parliament opens: Guide to the week’s ceremony 1News: MPs to be sworn in, Speaker elected as 52nd Parliament opens Gwynn Compton (Libertas Digital): The political week ahead – 6 November 2017   Paid Parental Leave Nicholas Jones (Herald): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirms paid parental leave increased to 26 weeks by 2020 Ellen Read and Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Paid parental leave to increase to 26 weeks RNZ: Parental leave increase ‘right thing to do’ – PM Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern commits to extending paid parental leave by a month Newshub: Parent advocates applaud 26-week leave Bil Herald: Paid parental leave: Dad leaves job after snarky comments Chris Bramwell (RNZ): Fears over extended paid parental leave for small businesses Newshub: National does U-turn on paid parental leave   Government Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Wellington Mayor ‘not losing sleep’ over Government relocation pledge Jo Moir (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern is taking the government back to Waitangi after a two year hiatus Colin Williams (Stuff): Hipkins looks to change for the better Katee Shanks (Rotorua Daily Post): Waiariki MP Tamati Coffey confident ahead of maiden speech Jared Nicoll (Stuff): New minister Kris Faafoi wants more compassion for the vulnerable David Farrar (KIwiblog): What sort of poll boost should the new Government get? Claire Trevett (Herald): Greens meeting to set election date to replace Metiria Turei as woman co-leader Herald: Ever wondered what the Prime Minister’s office looks like? Clarke Gayford (Spinoff): Nothing is different, everything is different: Clarke Gayford on his first days as first gent Herald: DNA detectives delve into Jacinda Ardern’s family tree Whananui Chronicle: Jacinda Ardern as Mona Lisa wins Mangaweka art competition   Tax Colin James (ODT): Tax will be the ultimate reform test Ric Stevens (Press): Paradise Papers show tax dodgers will be found out RNZ:IRD works with international agencies on tax haven leak Greg Presland (Standard): Paradise lost   Education Jody O’Callaghan (Stuff): Low decile schools have double the trouble hiring staff John Gerritsen (RNZ): Govt funding inadequate, principals say Herald: High stress levels, not enough funding and staff struggles, NZCER report finds Jo Moir (Stuff): Education minister to review all charter schools after threatening some with closure   Employment Teuila Fuatai (Newsroom): More labour inspectors: a return to the past? Mike Hosking (Herald): Why pay parity doesn’t work in sport Newstalk ZB: Living wage advocates praising govt decision   Health Eileen Goodwin (ODT): Health authority in Ronald McDonald damage control Bronwyn Howell (Newsroom): Reducing GP fees not so simple Nikki Preston (Herald): Mumps outbreak: Vaccination catch-up campaign floated for 10-29 year-olds Newswire: Govt warned not to ask for DHB resignations Hawke’s Bay Today: Hastings Health Centre offers free visits for under-18s   Pike River Sam Strong (Press): Families of Pike River victims says Government is ‘on the same page’ with them over mine re-entry Ryan Boswel (1News): ‘This is important to all NZ’ – Govt must make amends for handling of Pike River aftermath, says Andrew Little Benedict Collins (NRZ): Andrew Little meets Pike River families Herald: Pike River families meet with Andrew Little over possible re-entry Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Pike River families put faith in Andrew Little   Guy Fawkes Bruce Munro (ODT): A place for peace ODT Editorial: Do we really need Guy Fawkes? Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): In defence of Guy Fawkes – let’s take it back for the Activist Left Megan Gattey (Stuff): Why New Zealand should consider ditching Guy Fawkes for Matariki   Justice Herald: Gang influence in prisons in Corrections Minister’s sights after string of serious assaults David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Good and bad ways to reduce the prison population David Garrett (Stuff): Why Labour wants to repeal ‘three strikes’   Environment Gerard Hutching (Stuff): Dairy farming critic Alison Dewes appointed Landcorp environment head Lyn Webster (Stuff): Cows not the only dirty things finding their way into rivers Ged Cann (Stuff): Endangered hawksbill turtle dies after eating 106 pieces of plastic   Immigration Catherine Hutton (RNZ): Immigration public counter closures sparks warning Sophie Christie (Telegraph): New Zealand looks to woo thousands of British bricklayers in lead up to Brexit   Maori Party Herald: Tuku Morgan’s resignation as Maori Party president turned down Carrie Stoddart-Smith (Ellipsister): It’s looking like a rewind not a reset   Housing Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): Amateur property investment is ‘going to disappear’, but could be a good thing, say experts Interest: Think tank welcomes Housing Minister’s suggestions of simplifying planning rules and abolishing Auckland’s rural urban boundary David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Labour threatens land confiscation   Defence Newshub: No auto-renewal for Kiwis in Iraq – PM Laura Walters (Stuff): Defence chiefs from NZ, Australia and UK discuss countering violent extremism Kirsty Lawrence (Stuff): Taxpayers have forked out for 99 courts martial to be held in the past 17 years   Other Sarah Robson (RNZ): Controversial data-for-funding plan scrapped Adriana Weber (RNZ): Daughter forced to forgo mum’s funeral, says she had ‘no support’ Duncan Greive (Spinoff): Gareth Morgan is shutting down the Morgan Foundation to double down on TOP Newshub: David Seymour finds euthanasia hope in Australia Don Rowe (Spinoff): ‘The battle now is with ourselves’: Tūhoe declare war on drug dependence Laura Dooney (RNZ): Wellington council still owed $50k from failed fashion week]]>