Category: Social Issues

Dr Muriel Newman

Time for Change

The ideological call for “diversity” - embraced by the Public Service’s supposedly politically neutral agencies - is now undermining the traditional objective of hiring ‘the best person for the job’, which has long been the foundation of human progress.


Dr Greg Clydesdale

The Quota’s Crusade

One crusade pursued by the Ministry for Women, using tax-payer resources, was to get more women on corporate boards.  This is part of a global movement that has seen the introduction of quotas introduced in some nations.


Dr Muriel Newman

Manipulating the Truth

Increasingly it feels there is nowhere to turn for the truth. All too often, mainstream media are seen as puppets on a string. ‘Influencers’ are being paid by central government to push its narrative. So-called ‘independent’ experts are given ‘favoured person’ status and showered with attention they wouldn’t otherwise enjoy. And social media giants - born out of the desire for free speech - are coming under increasing pressure to back government narratives.


Dr Muriel Newman

Labour's Deepening Dependency Trap

If Labour continues to enact the Kiro Advisory Group’s recommendations to increase the value of benefits and remove sanctions, the dependency trap will grow deeper and become more and more dangerous for children.


Lindsay Mitchell

Glossing over growing benefit numbers

Since Labour came to power in 2017 the number of people relying on welfare has grown significantly, as has the time people spend dependent. This development is due to both political ideology and political incompetence.


Dr Muriel Newman

Tribal Control of Health

Let's be very clear about what the effects of these health reforms will be. The iwi elite will control our health system through a veto right. That means the leaders of multi-billion-dollar private business development corporations will control New Zealand’s health system, and public funds will be allocated on the basis of race.


Dr Lawrie Knight

Fact Check: Māori health claims in the Healthy Futures Bill

In this paper Dr Lawrie Knight outlines evidence as to why claims that Maori disparity in health are being caused by systemic racism in the health system are factually wrong, and why continuing with this accusation is preventing the real reasons for the poor health of Māori being clearly identified.


Dr Muriel Newman

Labour IS the Crisis

Jacinda Ardern is reminding us, not only that governments cannot be trusted, but of the importance of ensuring democratic safeguards are in place to protect citizens when their governments go bad.


Dr Bryce Edwards

Labour’s sensible delay on hate speech law

The Government has delayed the introduction of its fraught hate speech law reforms, and there’s strong speculation they’ll remain on ice until after the next election. In fact, they may never see the light of day again.


Dr Muriel Newman

Parliament's Arrogance

The political elite in Wellington have misjudged the situation by maligning and dismissing the protesters. Their misrepresentation of those who are standing up for what they believe, will simply harden their resolve, and result in more good Kiwis like Sir Russell Coutts going to Wellington to support a movement that is aimed at ending forced vaccinations and restoring human rights, dignity, and the freedom of choice for New Zealanders.