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Critical Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 27 November 2017 – 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). [caption id="attachment_297" align="alignleft" width="150"] The Beehive and Parliament Buildings.[/caption] Tax Review Dominion Post Editorial: Michael Cullen is not an independent tax expert 1News: ‘Independent he isn’t’ – Steven Joyce hits out at appointment of Sir Michael Cullen to tax working group RNZ: Tax review head Cullen has ‘huge integrity’ David Hargreaves (Interest): The Tax Working Group may yet surprise us, but its brief appears to be a disappointingly shallow and aimed at achieving narrowly-defined outcomes Ellen Read (Stuff): Tax is a subject close to all our hearts – here’s what I hope the tax review will do John Minto (Daily Blog): Michael Cullen and New Zealand workers Interest: Ahead of the Government’s new Tax Working Group, David Chaston casts a broad historical eye over NZ tax and how it’s paid Dan Satherley (Newshub): Tax working group a ‘load of bollocks’ – Judith Collins RNZ: Farmers want say in government’s tax review Curwen Ares Rolinson (Daily Blog): “It’s Not Hypocrisy When We Do It” – The National Party’s All-Out Attack On Michael Cullen Chairing Labour’s Tax Working Group Government Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Kiwis left in dark over secret document Fran O’Sullivan (Herald): Get over the silly gossip, there’s work to be done Claire Trevett (Herald): One month in: How are Labour and Jacinda Ardern tracking? Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): How the Government’s tracking on its 100-day plan Claire Trevett (Herald): Helen Clark, Michael Cullen and cries of ‘nanny state’ return Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Criticise Jacinda Ardern at your peril Heather du Plessis-Allan (Herald): Telling Apec tale of Trump’s Trudeau confusion won’t harm Ardern in long run RNZ: Kiwis optimistic as Aussies down in the dumps Jo Moir (Stuff): Labour’s campaign manager on how party turned things around in just eight weeks Tim Murphy (Newsroom): First with the Goss Anthony Hubbard (Stuff): National Portrait: Kelvin Davis – Minister of Sunshine Stuff: Below the Beltway: The week in politics National Jo Moir (Stuff): Bill English needs to be more visible if he’s serious about staying on as leader Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Simon Bridges winning race to be next National leader Newshub: Is Judith Collins plotting to roll Bill English? Ryan Bridge (Newshub):‘Life goes on’: Bill English not crying over election results Newsub: Nick Smith claims National won the election David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Nonsense story Stuff: National Party hopes all is not lost with Lose Yourself, as it files appeal Katie Bradford (1News): National Party appeals verdict in ‘EminemEsque’ music case Philip Chandler (Mountain Scene): Former MP Todd Barclay returns to resort Pike River NZ Herald editorial: Dropping Pike River charges was a disgrace John Armstrong (Herald): Andrew Little’s real Pike River role is to let the families down gently 1News: ‘Chequebook justice’ not OK in NZ, says Pike River lawyer Housing Michael Daly (Stuff): Housing review will show what needs to be targeted, Jacinda Ardern says Benedict Collins (RNZ): Housing stocktake just smoke and mirrors – Nats Elton Rikihana Smallman (Stuff): Housing Minister Phil Twyford commissions housing crisis report 1News: Government asks outside experts to assess New Zealand’s housing issue Nicholas Jones (Herald): Flat to falling market means commissioned housing report not needed: National Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Opposition slams ‘independent’ housing review as a panel to justify ‘radical’ housing policy Economy RNZ: Workers’ share of national income shrinks Press Editorial: The winds of economic change are blowing Susan Edmunds (Stuff): For third year in a row, New Zealanders spending more than they earn Parliament John-Michael Swannix (Newshub): National burying Parliament in ‘spam’ – Hipkins Graeme Edgeler (Public Address): Questions, but no answers, with thanks to David Simon for opening my eyes Nicholas Jones (Herald): National denies questions are ‘Parliamentary spam mail’ Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Labour promised transparency in Government, but they seem to be buckling on that early Gwynn Compton (Libertas Digital):  Crying a river over Parliamentary written questions David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Hipkins crying over what he used to do Michael Reddell (Croaking Cassandra): National single-handedly lifting parliamentary productivity Greg Presland (Standard): National spams the Beehive Damien Grant (Stuff): Waka jumpers should be free to take the leap 1News: ‘Who are you praying to?’ – Decision to remove Jesus from parliamentary prayer proves divisive Immigration and refugees Stacey Kirk (Stuff): The immigration tightrope – a U-turn is risky, pressing on riskier for Government Lincoln Tan (Herald): Would-be migrants with skills needed in the regions targeted Paul Taylor (ODT): Hundreds march to support family Debbie Jamieson (Stuff): Queenstown rallies in support of family facing deportation to Sri Lanka Rachel Graham (RNZ): Family facing deportation overwhelmed by community support Rachel Smalley (Herald): NZ’s immigration policy – you’re welcome, until you get sick Herald: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reaffirms pledge to take Manus Island refugees 1News: Watch: Jacinda Adern insists Australia’s approval imperative before taking Manus Island refugees 1News: Watch: ‘We are broken, terrified’ – Manus Island refugees plead for New Zealand’s help Herald: Pauline Hanson takes a swipe at Jacinda Ardern over Manus Island No Right Turn: Manus needs a rescue flotilla Jonathan Milne (Stuff): Decision on whether to extradite alleged people-smuggler at crux of refugee debate Employment Teuila Fuatai (Newsroom): Biggest labour law changes in generation RNZ: Tank blast death: ‘I hope this never happens to another family’ Joanna Mathers (Herald): Praise for tackling gender pay gap Catherine Harris (Stuff): NZ law ill-prepared for gig economy, professor says Education John Gerritsen (RNZ): Restraint reporting too detailed, but vital – teachers Brad Flahive (Stuff): Kiwi girls outperform boys according to OECD study RNZ: PM rejects criticism of student allowance policy Herald: Trump’s Kiwi adviser Chris Liddell donates $450,000 to Auckland University RNZ: Taranaki polytech expects $2.4 million deficit Sarah Robson (RNZ): Med students want new govt to lift loan cap Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Free tertiary study with allowance increase: recipe for a rort, warns National Natalie Akoorie (Herald): Higher student allowances and free study easy money for unemployed – National John Roughan (Herald): Free tuition is a recipe for academic decline Ged Cann (Stuff): Almost half of Victoria University students have poor emotional wellbeing Environment Andrew Wright (Stuff): Fact checking Greenpeace and the oil industry on seismic surveys RNZ: Greenpeace wants PM to stop exploration off Taranaki coast Newshub: Greenpeace calls on Govt to stop oil ship Sally Rae (ODT): EPA chief scientist says irrigation good for environment Maja Burry (RNZ): Hoiho population falls to record low Grant Bradley (Herald): Air New Zealand to take lead in tree planting programme to offset carbon No Right Turn: Climate change: A good question Health Natalie Akoorie (Herald): Chairman admits DHB failures on expenses Natalie Akoorie (Herald): Pressure mounts for Waikato DHB chairman to step down Karen Brown (RNZ): Audit reveals extent of former DHB boss’ travel spend RNZ: ‘Action’ threatened if DHB spending report not released No Right Turn: There’s a word for this RNZ: More than 500 failures in hospitals in the past year Lee Umbers (Herald): Plans for Ronald McDonald House at Middlemore reviewed Herald on Sunday Editorial: DHBs give too much say to health ideologues – Herald on Sunday David Farrar (Kiwiblog): HoS on public health officials Narelle Henson (Waikato Times): No such thing as a free lunch, or dental care ODT Editorial: Healthy progress for men Poverty and inequality Herald: PM Jacinda Ardern to seek National’s support on child poverty law Newstalk ZB: Labour and National clash on child poverty Greg Presland (Standard): Labour to seek consensus over child poverty Spinoff: Energy poverty is real in New Zealand. I’ve been there. Media Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): RNZ TV like the sweater grandma knitted you for Xmas Colin Peacock (RNZ): Outcry foils Tony Veitch’s TV comeback Steve Braunias (Herald): The secret diary of Jack Tame Te Reo Māori Shannon Haunui-Thompson (RNZ): Kia ora from RNZ Emma Espiner (Newsroom): The threat of Te Reo RNZ: South Island iwi up for Māori Language Award Dave Witherow (ODT): Haere mai? Everything is far from ka pai! Leith Huffadine (Stuff): Paper responds to ‘racist’ te reo column complaints Tim Watkin (Pundit): Free speech matters, in any language Megan Gattey (Stuff): ‘This is New Zealand, get used to it’: Dame Susan Devoy Glen MConnell (Stuff): How to know if you’re racist: Hot tip, saying ‘native’ is a good sign you are Oscar Kightley (Stuff): All praise the defenders of te reo Madeleine Chapman (Spinoff): We’ve found it: the worst column of 2017 Auckland and America’s Cup Shamubeel Eaqub (Stuff): No free lunch when putting on a sports event Nicholas Jones (Herald): Jacinda Ardern says in ‘everyone’s best interest’ next America’s Cup is held in NZ Simon Wilson (Spinoff): Whatever happened to ‘not one more metre’? Council approves huge wharf extensions Todd Niall (RNZ: Dual Auckland wharf decisions hope to create jobs Transport Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Energy Minister demands fuel study findings ‘as soon as possible’ Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Rail has saved New Zealand $1.5 billion a year, study shows RNZ: Report places value of rail at $1.5bn International relations and trade Richard Harman (Politik): Another test of the trans Tasman relationship Nicholas Jones (Herald): Kiwis’ access to the UK won’t worsen after Brexit: Fox Nicholas Jones (Herald): UK trade secretary Liam Fox to visit NZ Philip Matthews (Stuff): Academic Anne-Marie Brady confronts the power of China Leslie Bravery (Daily Blog): Is Winston changing tack? White Ribbon and Destiny Church Anna Leask (Herald): White Ribbon unapologetic for refusal to support Destiny Church rally Craig Hoyle (Stuff): White Ribbon campaign moves to stamp out Destiny Church influence RNZ: Destiny Church leader ‘hijacked’ White Ribbon day Herald: Brian Tamaki leads march despite controversy Craig Hoyle (Stuff): Destiny Church marches in Auckland amid White Ribbon clash Local government John Cousins (Bay of Plenty Times): Don Brash hits out at Maori seats decision Lee Scanlon (RNZ): West Coast sinks one district plan RNZ: Explicit message breached Hamilton council’s code of conduct Alison Mau (Stuff): Hamilton, you deserve better than ‘frat house’ council Richard Swainson (Stuff): A councillor, a freelance writer and an off-colour joke Gwynn Compton (Libertas Digital): A spate of councillors behaving badly Other David Williams (Newsroom): Officials probe foreign land sale Rob Mitchell (Stuff): Unlock the door and throw away the key Jessica Mutch (1News): Youth, social issues and Afghanistan controversy on the agenda for new defence minister Adam Dudding (Stuff): The little voices in Thomas Sainsbury’s head Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): Justice and democracy are stuck in last century with paper-based communications Phil Pennington (RNZ): Criticism of fire rule changes warrants attention Mike Mather and Aaron Leaan (Stuff): Sir William Gallagher claims Treaty of Waitangi cover-up John Boynton (RNZ): Ngāi Tahu hold biennial hui Liz McDonald (Press): Metro sports centre plans up in air after long delays and blown budgets Herald: Green MP Golriz Ghahraman on a life-changing year in Rwanda]]>