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Archive for April, 2016

Gordon Campbell on living in denial about the Panama Papers

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

So now we know why New Zealand won all those awards for being the ‘easiest place to do business.’ Evidently, foreign firms that register in New Zealand can operate with impunity when it comes to complying with (a) our money-laundering and terrorism financing laws and (b) our international obligations on ...

Gordon Campbell on the tension between health and defence spending, and Batman v Superman

Friday, April 1st, 2016

What is the more rational use of taxpayer money? In one instance, we have New Zealanders with orthopedic problems living in pain until they can get access to the surgery they need. For many, their condition is being allowed to deteriorate to the point where they may belatedly qualify for more ...