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Free Speech

Hypocrisy intolerable from those who champion Hate Speech laws

The Free Speech Union: Hate speech laws will always be applied hypocritically. If some hate is tolerated, because it aligns with the views of those in power, any laws will be a violation of equality.

March 08, 2022
opinion

IWD: I'm angry at other women

Ani O'Brien: International Women’s Day has become a farcical parade of corporate pink-washing overlaid by a nepotistic circle-jerk of privileged & influential liberal women giving each other awards

March 08, 2022
opinion

From pigeon to statue: Siouxsie Wiles’ reputation takes a fresh hit

Graham Adams: Wiles faced flak last year for her role in the debate over including mātauranga Māori in the school science curriculum. Now a ruling by the Media Council has her back in the firing line.

March 07, 2022
nz politics

It'll take more than tax cuts, Mr Luxon

Chris Trotter: This was not the speech of a serious – or even a very careful – politician.

March 07, 2022
nz politics

Luxon hit the big issues

Liam Hehir: In New Zealand politics we sometimes talk about the need for politicians not to bark at every passing car. Whether you agreed with the content or not, Luxon did not do this on Sunday.

March 07, 2022
opinion

Justifying mandates and protests

Dr Bryce Wilkinson: Your freedom to swing your fist must end before it hits my nose.

March 04, 2022
opinion

NZ quick to condemn, slow to sanction

Geoffrey Miller: Putin’s invasion of Ukraine gives New Zealand a lot to think about

March 04, 2022
opinion

Jacinda's Cossacks: 1913 - 1951 - 2022

Martyn Bradbury: Far right conspiracy theorists wouldn't have been able to manipulate working class pain if working class pain hadn't been ignored by the Left.

March 03, 2022
sport

Russia has been shown the red card, but for how long?

Martin Devlin: I applaud the organisations involved for their grandstanding gestures but seriously doubt they’ll be fully followed through.

March 02, 2022
nz politics

Can a government die of laughter?

Graham Adams: Derision is much more devastating — and humiliating — than criticism. Unfortunately for Jacinda Ardern, a lot is being aimed at her Administration right now.

March 01, 2022