Dr Muriel Newman

Expert Group Proposes Increased Dependency

The Labour Government’s $2 million Welfare Expert Advisory Group’s report was made public last Friday - in the same week that labour market figures showed the number of New Zealanders with jobs had fallen by 4,000 in the past three months. If enacted, their 42 recommendations would dramatically deepen the dependency trap.


Lindsay Mitchell

Another Working Group: Another Waste of Time and Money

The Welfare Expert Advisory Group has delivered what the Green-driven government wanted - a recommendation to wildly increase wealth redistribution - an ideological affirmation. Instead of this charade the Green's 2017 welfare policy could've easily been printed and circulated saving over $2 million in the process.


Dr Muriel Newman

Undermining Democracy in New Zealand

The growth in race based representation in local and central government - through appointment rather than election – is increasing public concern. The on-going drive by iwi leaders to institutionalise 50:50 co-governance is a growing threat to our democracy.


Fiona Mackenzie

Who’s Protecting the Public Interest?

Increasingly, local bodies and successive governments have been transferring responsibilities for control of resources that we all use and cherish to unelected, unaccountable representatives of tribal groups.


Dr Muriel Newman

A Costly Mistake

The words of a former PM must have been ringing in the halls of Parliament last week when the Prime Minister announced that a capital gains tax would not be introduced during her watch. It was David Lange who said, “a capital gains tax policy is one likely to lose you not merely the next election, but the next three”.


Dr Edward A. Hudson

Capital Taxes and Economic Growth

The Government has rejected the Tax Working Group’s recommendations for the introduction of a capital gains tax. One of the effects of such a capital gains tax would have been on economic growth. Economic growth is important as it is the source of increases over time in average incomes.


Dr Muriel Newman

Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

UNDRIP is a a powerful weapon for Maori supremacy - a lever to set in motion an agenda which would see the tribal elite assuming higher authority over domestic matters than other New Zealanders.


Brian Giesbrecht

UNDRIP – Yet Another Duty To Consult

Make no mistake about it: The Indigenous policy that Canada has followed for the past couple of generations – namely giving ever more money and power to chiefs – has been an absolute and utter failure.


Dr Muriel Newman

The Consequences of  a Tragedy

The Government’s response to concerns about the wisdom of rushing through gun law changes is dismissive, demonstrating the dictatorial underbelly of Jacinda Ardern’s Government and the sinister ‘we know best’ attitude that pervades all socialist regimes.


Stephen Franks

NZ’s right to bear arms?

New Zealand has avoided many irreconcilable political fights over competing values. Now an ignorant generation are looking for ways to anger their opponents by deliberately kicking sleeping dogs - focusing on differences instead of shared values.