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Critical Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 9 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.  [caption id="attachment_297" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] The Beehive and Parliament Buildings.[/caption] Today’s content Below are the links to the items online. The full text of these items are contained in the PDF file (click to download). Parliament Dominion Post Editorial: National wins a battle but winning the war is different ODT Editorial: High expectations for new Parliament Finlay Macdonald (RNZ): Political football: Labour and National tied at 2-all Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Settling The Stardust: The Grim Logic Behind National’s Opposition Tactics Liam Hehir (Medium): How the Chris Hipkins thing shows that politics isn’t fun anymore Tim Watkin (Pundit): In defence of discord Fiona Kennedy (Newsroom): Why coalition friction could be a good thing Laura Walters (Stuff): Why did Labour give National the tools it wanted to frustrate legislative progress? Talisa Kupenga (Māori TV): National’s tactics a “wake-up call” for PM – Shane Jones Claire Trevett (Herald): National puts Speaker’s Trev-O-Meter to the test RNZ: Fractious exchanges over Assistant Speaker election Herald: Anne Tolley elected deputy Speaker as Nats test Mallard’s patience David Farrar (Kiwiblog): The Speakers Chris Bramwell (RNZ): Govt puts Parliament into urgency to start 100-day plan Newswire/Newshub: Paid parental leave Bill passes first reading Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): National to back Government’s Parental Leave Bill – tonight Jane Patterson and Benedict Collins (RNZ): 52nd Parliament opens with traditional ceremony Herald: Parliament kicks off: Government agenda set out in opening of Parliament Stacey Kirk (Stuff): It was the PM’s turn to strike – and she did not hold back Dene Mackenzie (ODT): Ardern’s ‘government of inclusion’ Alexia Russell (Newstalk ZB): Ardern attacks National’s record as Parliament gets underway Herald: Labour introduces first bill after rough start Derek Cheng (Herald): Bill English delivers fiery first speech as Opposition leader Derek Cheng (Herald): Maiden speeches pay tribute to regional NZ Stu Oldham (Timaru Herald): Rangitata-based MP Jo Luxton’s maiden speech pitches for regional development and education Spinoff: WATCH: Everything you missed during the swearing in of parliament Nicholas Jones (Herald):Labour MP Willow-Jean Prime breastfeeds in Parliament: ‘I see it as role-modelling’ Laura Walters (Stuff): New Zealand’s new baby-friendly Parliament Newshub: Willow-Jean Prime breastfeeds in Parliament debating chamber Derek Handley (Herald): Nearly a quarter of MPs are under 40 Eileen Goodwin (ODT): Woodhouse battling ‘extremely red lobby’ Bob McCoskrie (Christian Life): Three Key Issues In The Next Three Years Christina Persico (Stuff): Dual citizenship saga ‘demands people’s careers for no good reason’ Government Andrew Dickens (Herald): Has Gareth Morgan no feelings at all? Ben Mack (Washington Post): How the far right is poisoning New Zealand Finlay Macdonald (Paperboy): Jacinda Ardern on being prime minister: ‘You can be empathetic and have steel’ Trade Richard Harman (Politk): National tries to drive wedge into coalition Herald: Ardern hoping to return from Vietnam with a trade deal Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Ardern’s Asia trip a major international test Patrick O’Meara (RNZ): PM Jacinda Ardern heads to APEC hoping to win concessions on TPP Barry Soper (Herald): Jacinda Ardern’s broken the mould Newshub: Fears NZ’s TPP demands could sink it Mike Hosking (Herald): Let’s not get too picky about our trade partners The Standard: TPP, Corporate Coup or “Free trade”? The Standard: This TPP… Reserve Bank and economy Vernon Small (Stuff): Reserve Bank move sees Ardern cast as ‘canary in the mine’ of central bank reform Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Reserve Bank says impact of new Government initiatives is “very uncertain” Michael Reddell (Croaking Cassandra): The Robertson reviews of the RB Act Dene Mackenzie (ODT): New finance minister says Govt will stick to pledges Capitalism and inequality Peter Skilling (Impolitikal): On inequality and market ‘realism’: Why do we want what we’ve got? Andrew Callander (Taranaki Daily News): Free market capitalism – friend or foe for society? Winston Peters legal action Herald Editorial: Peters’ suing of ex-ministers discredits negotiations Karl du Fresne: Were the coalition talks skewed by Peters’ secret utu plan? Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): You bet it’s personal, real personal Paddles Charles Anderson (Guardian): Paddles, First Cat of New Zealand and social media star, dies after being hit by car BBC: Paddles, New Zealand PM’s ‘first cat’, dies in car crash Ella Predergast (Newshub): Tributes flow into SPCA after the death of Jacinda Ardern’s cat Paddles Employment Emile Donovan (RNZ): Migrant workers: Visa conditions linked to exploitation RNZ: Govt to investigate better protection for workers Herald: Film industry heavy-hitters meet as axe hangs over ‘Hobbit law’ Jonathan Handel (Hollywood Reporter): New Zealand Poised to Repeal Anti-Union ‘Hobbit Law’ Greg Presland (The Standard): The new Pay Equity Legislation Herald: Opposition MPs say it’s a sad day – but Labour hits back over pay equity legislation Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom): You can’t use the past to predict the future of work Matt Stewart (Stuff): Wellington could become digital security hub as global cyber attacks ramp up Tax Nita Blake-Persen (RNZ): Super Fund dealt with Paradise Papers firm Tom Pullar-Strecker and Reuters (Stuff): NZ Super documents may have been leaked in ‘Paradise Papers’ Andrea Black (Let’s talk about tax):‘It’s a long way to paradise from here’ Andrea Black (Let’s talk about tax): Cold as charity Justice and police Edward Gay (RNZ): Teina Pora: ‘Thank the Andrew guy that’s fixing it all’ Sam Hurley (Herald): Teina Pora ‘happy and free’ after compensation adjusted for inflation by Government Mike Hosking (Herald): National’s abysmal handling of David Bain, Teina Pora cases Teuila Fuatai (Newsroom): New Zealand’s 340 teenage prisoners Martyn Bradbury (Waatea News): Combating the racist Prison Industrial Complex: Short term, medium term & long term Farah Hancock (Newsroom): Police confirm agreement with spyware seller Education Lynda Stuart (Herald): Now teachers can assess what children can do RNZ: NZ children of Asian parents risk losing heritage – report Jessica Long (Stuff): Call for a national languages policy to preserve children’s bilingual skills Alwyn Poole (Stuff): Enhancing the whole NZ education system Max Towle (Wireless): An Aussie university is just hiring women for jobs in its Maths department Environment Matt Burrows (Newshub): Zero Carbon Act to give businesses ‘a pathway’ to investment – James Shaw Newswire: Government rules out new mining projects on public land Dave Frame (Spinoff): I’m sorry, activists – but NZ’s climate target is actually fine Liz Mcdonald (Stuff): Industries fear effects of new Government’s environmental stance Lois Williams (RNZ): Water worries as avocado industry spreads to Far North Alexa Cook (RNZ): MPI considering Canterbury rabbit virus application Gareth Morgan  David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Why TOP will never make 5% Aziz Al-Sa’afin (Newshub): Outrage at Gareth Morgan’s dead cat jibe after death of Jacinda Ardern’s pet Stuff: Gareth Morgan launches ongoing tirade after PM’s cat Paddles’ death Herald: Cat hater Gareth Morgan: ‘Was it out and about wandering?’ Refugees and immigration 1News: Watch: ‘For me it’s a slight’ – Jacinda Ardern rejects comparisons between herself and Donald Trump over immigration Ian Telfer (RNZ): Big hole in Dunedin refugee support – advocate Lesley Deverall (Newstalk ZB):Ardern: No cuts to immigration coming just yet Damon Rusden (Daily Blog): The politics of principle RNZ: PNG PM threatens Manus Island intervention RNZ: 100 days of protest on Manus Island RNZ: 24 Manus refugees quit detention centre Health Eric Frykberg (RNZ): Increase in children with ‘severe’ dental issues Pam Jones (ODT): Past time to tackle male suicide: expert Jim Tucker (Taranaki Daily News): Doing their best with a flawed system Defence Nicholas Jones (Herald): Government to talk to NZDF about Hit & Run allegations Jo Moir (Stuff): Government to look into the allegations about SAS actions in Afghanistan Emma Hurley (Newshub): Will the Government investigate the Hit & Run allegations? Transport Ian Telfer (RNZ): Latest petrol increase ‘not justified’ as price hits new high Barney Irvine (Herald): We need to know a fuel tax for Auckland will be put to good use Miri Schroeter (Manawatu Standard): Passenger train through the gorge still on the agenda Todd Niall (RNZ): National’s election promise derails train plans Other Russell Brown (Public Address): How harm happens Philip Barry (Herald): An electricity price review should look at network operators RNZ: CID expects refocus of NZ aid effort]]>