Brian Rudman: It’s only dirty politics when someone else does it

When is “borrowing” someone else’s property okay in the Prime Minister’s eyes? When, it seems, it’s carried out by a senior adviser in his office working in concert with National Party staff and activists. Since Nicky Hager’s Dirty Politics bombshell blew National’s election campaign off course last week, John Key has been trying to brush aside the

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Tracey Barnett – on why we must be better than the Australians.

Congratulations, Tony Abbott. You certainly got what you wished for on Manus Island: misery. Misery that forces desperate people to choose between the hell they left and the hell they are in now. Misery that has generated international headlines your Administration sees as helpful in dissuading future asylum boat arrivals. Manufactured misery that has created

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Twenty Seconds on NZ’s Human Rights Stocktake (UPR) by the United Nations – a National Human Rights Action Plan

In the 2009 human rights stocktake, New Zealand accepted in part the recommendation by South Africa to “consider adopting its National Plan of Action for Human Rights“, stating that “it considers that the most suitable approach is for government departments to consider the appropriateness of implementing the Plan’s priorities for action as part of normal

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Navi Pillay

Twenty Seconds on a 20-20 human rights vision for International Human Rights Day (10 December) from Navi Pillay: A 20-20 Human Rights Vision Statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay for Human Rights Day, 10 December 2013 Twenty years ago, a historic document was adopted in Vienna. It crystallized the principle

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