JEHAN CASINADER: MPs chickened out on internet porn restrictions

Jehan Casinader
Fri, 26 Jun 2020

Jehan Casinader
Fri, 26 Jun 2020
Oh, to be a fly on the wall in the Cabinet room. Imagine watching ministers’ faces – despondent and defeated – as their policy ideas are thrown on the scrapheap by their coalition partners.  Yes, it’s an “MMP environment”, as Jacinda Ardern keeps reminding us. It’s all about “consensus”. But there often seems to be little harmony around the Cabinet table. Every week, yet another minister shuffles out of the room with their tail between their legs, glumly announcing that o...
Listed Companies
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Property
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Election 2020
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