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Archive for October, 2012

Bouquet

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Media Watch’s Colin Peacock did a particularly excellent job this week in holding the media’s feet to the fire about its reporting on the firestorm about bail laws.

Breaking Laws

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Michael Laws has been found in breach of broadcasting standards yet again, ironically for comparing someone else to a Pit Bull.

Breaking the Banks

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

We’ve now seen John Banks’ attempt to convince the police not to release (under the Official Information Act) information about him from their investigation into his alleged breaches of electoral law. His lawyer makes some very interesting arguments. Release would trigger “irresponsible commentary” from Banks’ “political adversaries”. It would “bring the criminal justice system into […]

The operative word

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

How often do government Ministers tell us that they never comment on “police operational matters”? And for good reason: countries where police are at the beck and call of politicians are police states.
But in relation to the Dotcom/GCSB matter, we have our Prime Minister telling us that the police’s investigation is a “political stunt” and […]