Tag: Gender Issues

Post Cabinet Press Conference: Australia and Auckland

Article – Robert Kelly The Prime Minister began todays press conference by saying that Christchurch and its people were in his thoughts. He said that while the quakes on the 14th on February were clearly unsettling, residents can take comfort in how well Christchurch … Post Cabinet Press Conference: Australia and Auckland Robert Kelly The Prime Minister began today’s press conference by saying that Christchurch and its people were in his thoughts. He said that while the quakes on the 14th on February were clearly unsettling, “residents can take comfort” in how well Christchurch is being rebuilt. Key answered many questions about his upcoming talks with Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull. He stated that while the New Zealand offer to take 150 refugees from Australian camps within the 750 quota still stood, Australia had not yet said yes to that. Key said that he considered it the “sensible and compassionate thing to do” but that the ball was in Australia’s court. He said it was likely discussions would take place with Turnbull about the progress in Camp Taji in Iraq. Key said it is not his intention to send the New Zealand SAS into Iraq. On Auckland Housing the Prime Minister was reluctant to discuss specifics of the debate around intensification. He stressed that the Unitary Plan was the Auckland Council’s rather than the National Party’s. Key dodged a...

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Remarks at Global Chiefs of Mission Conference

Press Release – US Department Of State Good morning and welcome, everybody. Joe, thank you for entertaining everybody this morning. I will not challenge you as to when the last time was you were at high mass, but thats all right. (Laughter.)Remarks at Global Chiefs of Mission Conference Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Dean Acheson Auditorium Washington, DC March 25, 2015 Good morning and welcome, everybody. Joe, thank you for entertaining everybody this morning. I will not challenge you as to when the last time was you were at high mass, but that’s all right. (Laughter.) Really happy to welcome all of our chiefs of mission here. Thank you all for traveling far, and thank you most importantly for the extraordinary way in which everyone is carrying out responsibilities – major responsibilities – in a very complicated world. And Joe, thank you for reminding me that there is pool press here because I didn’t know it. (Laughter.) So it’s good to know. John Kennedy had his first press conference as president right here in this room, and the next morning The New York Times said that this room was as warm as an execution chamber. So welcome home, folks. (Laughter.) The – I want to thank Pat Kennedy, who I see sitting over here. Pat, thanks so much. And Mr. Ambassador Macmanus, thank you for your tremendous leadership. And Gloria...

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PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference – 17 November 2014

Article – The Scoop Team The Prime Minister met with reporters today to discuss: The governmental, independent and other departmental inquiries into the Philip Smith incident Roger Suttons resignation as Chief Executive of CERA owing to sexual harassment The APEC East … PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference – 17 November 2014 Scoop Audio+Video by The Scoop Team The Prime Minister met with reporters today to discuss: • The governmental, independent and other departmental inquiries into the Philip Smith incident • Roger Sutton’s resignation as Chief Executive of CERA owing to sexual harassment • The APEC East Asia summit and the G20 • New Zealand’s Free Trade Agreement with South Korea • TPP talks and the dairy industry • Upcoming legislation around passport cancellation • Concerns about the global economic outlook raised at the G20 • Representatives of the air forces of Five Eyes nations currently in New Zealand • The role of SAS troops in Iraq • The CAA investigation into Gerry Brownlee ******* Click a link to play audio (or right-click to download) in either MP3 format or in OGG format. <!– ******* [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHI1vCe5E7U&w=420&h=315] –> ENDS Content Sourced from scoop.co.nz Original...

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PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference – 23 June 2014

Article – The Scoop Team The Prime Minister met with reporters today to discuss: His visit to the US The state of TPP negotiations Donghua Lius donations to both Labour and the National Party The possibility of an election deal with Colin Craig New … PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference – 23 June 2014 Scoop Audio+Video by The Scoop Team The Prime Minister met with reporters today to discuss: • His visit to the US • The state of TPP negotiations • Donghua Liu’s donations to both Labour and the National Party • The possibility of an election deal with Colin Craig • New Zealand’s position in the Five Eyes alliance • The role played by gender in National’s list selection ******* ******* Click a link to play audio (or right-click to download) in either MP3 format or in OGG format. ENDS Content Sourced from scoop.co.nz Original...

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Gordon Campbell on the Labour Party annual conference

Column – Gordon Campbell It seems to be a basic law of political thermodynamics that centre left parties can only lurch or swing when they begin to sound more assertive. This lateral motion always takes them further leftwards, allegedly in response to the primal, … Gordon Campbell on the Labour Party annual conference by Gordon Campbell It seems to be a basic law of political thermodynamics that centre left parties can only ‘lurch’ or ‘swing’ when they begin to sound more assertive. This lateral motion always takes them further leftwards, allegedly in response to the primal, atavistic demands of left-wing ideology, and at the prompting of trade union heavies. Think about it. Has anyone ever heard of a major New Zealand political party being publicly described as having “lurched” to the right? It never happens. They just don’t swing like that. Interesting fact: ideology and extremism is commonly found to be virtually invisible at centre-right wavelengths on the political spectrum, where it tends to strike even seasoned political commentators as sheer common sense. Or as the credible politics of centrism. Coverage of the weekend’s Labour Party conference offered some pretty good examples of this interesting cosmological imbalance. Point being, it was really hard to recognise the Labour Party conference taking place at the Air Force Museum in Wigram from the descriptions being bandied about beforehand in the mainstream press....

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