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Archive for September, 2015

Gordon Campbell on Refugees, the Flag and Bo Diddley

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

There’s a simple statistical reason why New Zealand should increase its refugee intake. Our UN quota has remained static – or fallen slightly – over the past 30 years. Over the same period, both our economy and our population has grown substantially – which means the burden imposed ...

Gordon Campbell on the government’s response to the refugee crisis in Europe

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

The government’s refusal to accept an emergency intake of refugees from the hundreds of thousands now pouring into Europe is pretty shameful. This country makes so much of its Anzac heritage. Yet now, John Key and Tony Abbott are standing side by side against the exercise of compassion, while it ...