National and the Greens have called for the government to condemn US president Donald Trump’s policy of family separation. Acting PM Winston Peters, however, has said that while he and all of the cabinet are “concerned” about the policy, they have refused to condemn it. It shows what a tricky thing international politics is. There’s … Continue reading The fine line of international politics
On Saturday, it was announced by Conservation minster Eugenie Sage and Energy minister Megan Woods that they had denied an application to mine on conservation land. This is a positive for the government, as they are following up on their promises to restrict mining in favor of conservation. Ok. What’s the big deal? Well, I … Continue reading Where’s the positive media?
Ireland, traditionally one of Europe’s most socially conservative countries, has voted to legalise abortion in a landslide vote, 68% to 32%. Given that Ireland is a predominantly catholic country, this a big win for pro-choice candidates. This also speaks volumes about what might happen when NZ looks to changing abortion laws. PM Jacinda Ardern has … Continue reading What could Irish abortion law reform mean for NZ?