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Critical Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 17 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] Below are the links to the items online. The full text of these items are contained in the PDF file (click to download). Manus Island and refugees William Maley (Herald): Turnbull plays for One Nation votes by declining NZ’s offer on refugees Herald Editorial: PM right to keep pushing on Manus Herald: Australia opens door to New Zealand taking Manus Island refugees Dan Satherley (Newshub): Refugee deal isn’t ‘student politics’ – Judith Collins Stephen Dziedzic (ABC): Manus Island: Peter Dutton takes swipe at NZ’s offer of funding for services Michael Koziol (Sydney Morning Herald): Australian minister warns New Zealand against refugee deal with PNG RNZ: Aus senator urges NZ to offer to take all Manus refugees Laura Walters (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern says it’ll take more than Manus Island tensions to hurt the trans-Tasman relationship Herald: PM – strong ties with Australia can weather Manus Island storm Newstalk ZB: Peters quizzed over the safety of letting in Manus refugees Luke Malpass and Stacey Kirk (Australian Financial Review and Stuff): Australian intelligence leak on Manus Island details allegations of underage sex crimes Ben Doherty (Guardian): Decay, despair, defiance: inside the Manus Island refugee camp RNZ: Police hope water shortage forces Manus refugees to move Herald: NZ to give millions more for Rohingya crisis Trade and international relations Mitch Harris (Newshub): Winston Peters poised to be our man on the Korean Peninsula Dan Satherley (Newshub):‘Why wouldn’t we offer him up?’ Judith Collins keen to send Winston Peters to North Korea Laura Walters (Stuff): Anti-TPP groups get assurance Government will consult with public before signing TPP Phil O’Reilly (Herald): Business can come to terms with new Government on trade Sam McIvor (Herald): New TPP preserves the benefits for rural communities Steven Cowan (Against the current): Labour supporters go missing in action Herald: Ardern’s burn on Trump: ‘Nobody marched when I was elected’ Newshub: Jacinda Ardern and Donald Trump exchange friendly fire 1News: Ardern spends quarter of first month as leader discussing issues on world stage Robert Ayson (Newsroom): Big China, weaker America: New Zealand’s options Liam Hehir (Medium): Actually, demagoguery about the Chinese is bad again Greens’ horse-trading  Chris Trotter (Bowalley Road): What Are The Greens Playing At? Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog):How ill prepared are the Greens for Government? This ill prepared… David Farrar (Kiwibog): Greens will sell out electoral law for a Parihaka Day! Jo Moir (Stuff): Horse trading between Labour and Greens to get NZ First’s ‘Waka Jumping’ bill across the line Herald: Labour calls horse-trading over waka-jumping bill ‘cheap’ Herald: Discontent in the new Government over ‘cheap horse-trading’ No Right Turn: Horse Trading Government Leith Huffadine (Stuff): Why elderly and high income earners are more likely to hate Labour Gwynn Compton (Libertas Digital): 100 days of action looking like 100 days of driven to distraction Parliament and election Gordon Campbell (Werewolf): On the centre right’s love of the ‘nanny state’ label Jane Patterson (RNZ): Fumbles on both sides of House Philip Matthews (Stuff): Duncan Webb: Parliament’s dad-joking socialist Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Adopted MP’s powerful letter to his adopted son: ‘It’s the most selfless act’ Talisa Kupenga (Māori TV): Electoral Commission apologises for releasing personal voter details Health Richard Harman (Politik): How is Robertson’s health? 1News: Up to two-thirds of NZers prescribed anti-depressants don’t need them, mental health professor claims Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): McDonald’s and charity likened to Pablo Escobar drug cartel RNZ: Fluoridation fight taken to Supreme Court Education Karoline Tuckey (Stuff): Palmerston North herald return of free schooling 1News: Government to investigate fixed-term contract use in schools as matter of urgency Hannah Martin (Stuff): Number of teachers applying for jobs in Auckland ‘worst in memory’, STEM subjects hit hardest Kirsty Johnston (Herald): Ruru Specialist School told to apologise after autistic boy put in tiny ‘safe area’ RNZ: School, Ministry criticised over use of seclusion room Mike Hosking (Herald): Education is clearly too singular, and too one-size-fits-all John Lewis (ODT): Principal bemoans threats to schools Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): No post-grad allowances for first semester, no set start date Paid Parental Leave 1News: Watch: Gallant Winston Peters leaps to Jacinda’s defence during heated paid parental exchange leave with Paula 1News: National Party makes second failed attempt to change paid parental leave bill Gwynn Compton (Libertas Digital): A few questions for Jacinda Ardern… Environment Herald: Mine boss says it’s business as usual despite conservation law change Cameron Madgwick (Stuff): Careful exploration and development of our natural resources can benefit New Zealand Christine Rose (Standard): Minister puts sustainability, and government’s reputation at risk Local government Mānia Clarke (Māori TV): Mahuta says government will consider legislating Māori Council seats Caitlin Moorby (Waikato Times): No Māori wards for Waikato District Council after vote for status quo RNZ: Council pushes for reo Māori in ‘fabric’ of capital Spinoff: Kiwis of Snapchat: A road cone PSA from Auckland Council Tax RNZ: Govt announces GST on online shopping without knowing details Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Revenue Minister jumps the gun on Amazon tax, misfires Employment Katarina Williams and Tom Hunt (Stuff): Train company rep clarifies comments about unionists’ use of ‘Black Power’ salute Laura Walters (Stuff): Wellington train strike could be sign of things to come, Judith Collins says Rebecca McLeod (Southland Times): Whatever is available? Other Catherine Woulfe (Listener): How inequality devastates our economy, health and social relations David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Public polls October 2017 David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Labour to let dead beat dads off the hook with taxpayers to pick up the bill Brad Jackson (Newsroom): A place for leadership David Fisher (Herald): Defence Minister Ron Mark says he is seeking permission to wear foreign medals  Murray Rae (ODT): Warmongering a failure of imagination, courage and faith John Drinnan (Herald): Labour mixes its signals to TVNZ Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Māori lawyer says it’s time to abolish prisons Gyles Beckford (RNZ): Shifting port to Northland a ‘dumb’ idea Rob Stock (Stuff): Company directors must do better on ethics, Institute of Directors says Tama Potaka (Spinoff): Why we need a Māori investment fund India Hendrikse (Metro): Actor Tom Sainsbury’s good impressions Newshub: Jacinda Ardern and Lorde meet for the first time Herald: Jacinda Ardern presents Lorde with People’s Choice Award Mikaela Collins (Northern Advocate): Treaty Negotiations Minister Andrew Little to meet Ngapuhi Stephanie Rodgers (RNZ): ‘Revenge porn’: putting women in their place]]>