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Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 28 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="aligncenter" width="1600"] The Beehive and Parliament Buildings.[/caption] Government Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Government disappoints early on transparency Richard Harman (Politik): A gap is showing Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Genuine Open Government Empowers People and politicians alike Bryce Edwards (Newsroom): ‘Open up the Closed Government Act’ Claire Trevett (Herald): PM Jacinda Ardern’s hat trick on ‘secret’ document RNZ: English: Government ‘ten years out of date’ Chris Bramwell (RNZ): New govt has ‘no follow through’ – National Craig McCulloch (RNZ): PM rejects accusations of keeping details of deal ‘secret’ Jo Moir (Stuff): Politically Correct: No secret ‘official’ document to see here Jo Moir (Stuff): Government denies there’s an ‘official’ coalition document still to be made public Nicholas Jones (Herald): PM firm on not releasing coalition ‘notes’: ‘We are certainly not leaving it in the shadows’ Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Government insists there is no ‘secret document’ with NZ First Nicholas Jones (Herald): Call for ‘secret’ coalition agreement to be released Craig McCulloch (RNZ): National calls for release of ‘secret’ agreement Interest: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hits back at criticism over the Government’s refusal to release the 33 pages of ‘notes’ on coalition agreement with New Zealand First No Right Turn: Time to stand up for open government No Right Turn: Disappointed Liam Hehir (Medium): The new transparency had an expiration date, apparently Pete George (Your NZ): Government not walking the transparency talk Colin James (ODT): Ardern’s choice: sticking plasters or building asset 1News: Watch: PM shares her highs and lows from first month in the job Nicholas Jones (Herald): ‘We are going in’ – PM on Pike River re-entry Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Steady as she goes in Revenue Minister’s approach to multinational tax rorts National Ben Thomas (Spinoff): 6000 stupid questions: National’s DDoS attack on the government NZ Herald editorial: National does itself no favours with 6000 questions in month Claire Trevett (Herald): National goes fishing for secrets 1News: ‘It is pretty time-consuming’ – PM says new Government being bombarded with questions from National Gordon Campbell (Werewolf) On National’s penchant for bashing (a) students and (b) beneficiaries Max Towle (the Wireless): Wait, so who actually won the election? Liam Hehir (Stuff): National knows what it has to do: Kill off NZ First Greens Herald: PM expects Greens to support waka-jumping bill Andrew Geddis (Pundit): Did Golriz Ghahraman do anything wrong? RNZ: Green MP under scrutiny for role in Rwandan genocide trials Herald: Golriz Ghahraman says genocide-denier comments ‘absolutely offensive’ Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Political perception isn’t always reality David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Ghahraman defended not prosecuted the genociders in Rwanda Liam Hehir (Medium): Should Ghahraman resign over Rwanda? Give me a break Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): The interesting Wikipedia edits of Golriz Ghahraman Housing John Edens (RNZ): What next for Generation Rent? Jenny McArthur (Spinoff): Why we can’t simply build our way out of the housing crisis Stephen Selwood (Herald): Affordable houses are close to places of work Dan Satherley (Newshub): Flat house prices prove there’s no crisis – National housing spokesman Michael Woodhouse Ric Stevens (Press Editorial): Solving the housing piece of homeless the best place to start Paid Parental Leave RNZ: Govt to legislate for shared paid parental leave Katie Bradford (1News): Govt bows to National’s pressure over simultaneous leave for both parents in Paid Parental Leave Bill Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): National raises shared Paid Parental Leave again 1News: PM hints Labour may pursue National’s paid parental leave policy, as she gives ‘credit’ for opposition’s idea 1News: National continues to push for law change to allow flexible paid parental leave for both parents Stacey Kirk (Stuff): National manouevres to get paid parental leave flexibility on Parliament’s agenda Herald:Govt urged to support member’s bill to split paid parental leave International relations and trade Patrick O’Meara (RNZ): TPP – The deal that never dies? Jane Kelsey (Daily Blog): The latest on resisting the TPPA Chris Trotter (Stuff): New Zealand’s balancing act: China’s economic power vs USA’s military power Jamie Tahana (RNZ): Anxieties abroad bring greater Australian focus to the Pacific Education Max Towle (The Wireless): Does our “university or bust” culture need to change? RNZ: Sexism rife in world of science – professor Environment David Williams (Newsroom): NZ faces hard road to carbon-neutrality Pat Deavoll (Stuff): Not all doom and gloom on the farming-environmental front Simon Day (Spinoff): If the hills could sue: Jacinta Ruru on legal personality and a Māori worldview Mike Mather (Stuff): Sir William Gallagher claims climate change a ‘rort’ State care Katie Kenny (Stuff): More children harmed in state care than previously thought, research reveals Kirsty Johnston (Herald): Disabled must be part of state abuse inquiry, activist Robert Martin says Paora Crawford Moyle (Spinoff): Ngā Wāhine Mōrehu: putting women back in the state abuse conversation Health Natalie Akoorie (Herlad): Serious Fraud Office looking into spending of former Waikato District Health Board chief executive Dr Nigel Murray David MacPherson (Daily Blog): Waikato DHB – the Nats flunky taking the organisation down with him? David Farrar (Kiwiblog): CEO expenses Tom O’Connor (Waikato Times): Ronald McDonald House should have no place at Waikato Hospital Aaron Leaman (Stuff): Waikato DHB members debate merits of Ronald McDonald House offer Poverty and inequality RNZ: Govt needs to ban pokies in poor areas – Lance O’Sullivan Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Pokies ‘taking food out of the mouths of children’, says GP Lance O’Sullivan Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom): We’re richer, but more dependent on benefits Herald: NZ Initiative welfare report reveals failure of benefit system Employment Shwan McAvinue (ODT): More 65-plus work full-time Simon Porter (Spinoff): When it comes to women’s rugby, equal pay may be a red herring Immigration and refugees Southland Times Editorial: A community recognises its own Sally Blundell (Listener): Green MP Golriz Ghahraman: ‘Being a refugee does make a difference’ Muriel Newman (NZCPR): Refugee Controversies and Climate Change No Right Turn: The refugees were right all along Te Reo Māori ODT Editorial: Tolerance and free speech Lydia Anderson (ODT): Racism? Don’t dress it up when dressing down is required Auckland and America’s Cup Tim Hazledine (Herald): Economic spin-off from events is wildly miscalculated Todd Niall (RNZ): America’s Cup deal may not be signed before Christmas Dan Satherley (Newshub): ‘Of course’ America’s Cup regatta should be in Auckland – Ardern Treaty of Waitangi Te Ahua Maitland (Stuff): Sir William Gallagher’s ‘outdated, privileged and sad’ view of history Ellen Read, Mike Mather and Aaron Leaman (Stuff): Directors apologise for Sir William Gallagher’s Treaty of Waitangi comments Transport Dominion Post Editorial: We need hard facts, not more words, over petrol prices Russell Palmer (RNZ): NZTA safety manager backs zero-toll target 1News: Rail saves the country $1.5b a year, ‘hidden’ report reveals Leighton Keith (Stuff): Ombudsman clears the way for whistleblower to claim compensation Local government RNZ: Horowhenua Mayor says he won’t cave to ‘bullies’ Herald: ‘Load of bollocks’: Horowhenua Mayor Michael Feyen says he serves the people Sadie Beckman (Horowhenua Chronicle): No confidence vote passed in Horowhenua mayor Other Phil Pennington (RNZ): More gaps exposed in NZ’s emergency centres Newshub: NZ court cases taking too long – study RNZ: High levels of P found in Whangarei wastewater Stuff: Wastewater drug testing shows cocaine on the rise in Auckland, high meth use in Whangarei Tuiloma Lina Samu (Spinoff): Our beautiful Tongan community was treated as criminal Tony Wright (Newshub): New Zealand suffered the most during WWI – Yale history professor Dale Husband (E-Tangata): Wena Harawira — a lifetime of achievement in Māori media RNZ: ‘No tsunami’ – Civil Defence clarification Sean Connelly (Herald): Harvesting experience feeds progress Logan Church (RNZ): Chch residents expect sex workers to return Anne Salmond (Spinoff): How a Spinoff reviewer got it wrong about my new book Nicholas Jones (Herald): From Pakuranga to Tokyo: Maurice’s ‘big gay rainbow’ reaches Japan RNZ: MPI to toughen rules about declaring items]]>