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Craig Young says the Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Act or 'Waka Jumping' helps protect rainbow communities from fringe extremists and The Greens need to use it to remove Darlene Tana from parliament.  It looks like the Green Party is about to expel former List MP Darleen Tana from Parliament over issues...
As President Biden desperately fights to convince America he’s not too old for the job, Craig Young looks at the older politicians in our parliament and asks do we need an age limit? Although current debates about elderly politicians are restricted to Joe Biden and Donald Trump's US presidential candidacies,...
For LGBTQ+ New Zealanders thinking of hoping the pond, Craig Young offers a backgrounder on the history and culture of our nearest neighbour and its differences from us. Firstly the chief difference between AUS and NZ is that Australia is a federal state, consisting of six states and two territories,...
LGBTQ+ Military
The UK Parliament is set to hold a debate to determine appropriate compensation for military veterans who were discharged due to their sexual orientation. The debate comes after revelations of the hardships faced by LGBTQ+ individuals in the British military before the year 2000, when a ban on their...
Cardinal Peter Turkson
In a notable departure from the stance of his fellow Roman Catholic bishops in Ghana, Cardinal Peter Turkson has voiced opposition to the criminalisation of homosexuality, directly challenging the stringent anti-LGBTQ+ bill currently under debate in Ghana's parliament. The proposed legislation in Ghana aims to impose harsh penalties on the...
And so, with special votes now counted, National and ACT have lost their overall majority and now seem to be dependent on the good graces (sic) of New Zealand First. What does that mean for us?   Firstly, it seems that our allies in the Greens and Te Pati Maori have...
The Green Party Co-Leader discusses what led her into politics, why we need more wāhine Māori in leadership, and whether she could ever form a government with National. “Growing up in a family of activists, I was always encouraged to stand up for collective justice that would help communities with...
Tim van de Molen & Shanan Halpert
National MP Tim van de Molen has been found in contempt of Parliament and stripped of all portfolios after making inappropriate and aggressive actions towards Northcote MP Shanan Halbert. The incident in question occurred after a meeting of the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee on June 29. An altercation arose...

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