Politics and law
Revoking citizenship just global NIMBYism
23 February 2021
Opinion: Australia revoked the citizenship of a dual citizen labelled a terrorist has made the woman an NZ problem. John Ip argues the move is legalised NIMBYism.
Ecological decline can no longer prop our economy
22 February 2021
Opinion: The fundamental nature of our economic system is to benefit from ecological decline. Stephen Knight-Lenihan makes the case for another way.
Pacific nations should ‘stay with the trouble’
18 February 2021
Opinion: The Pacific Islands Forum leadership rift will not be the death knell for Pacific regionalism as long as nations keep talking, writes Yvonne Underhill-Sem.
Taxing issues skillfully argued in Greg Everard Memorial Moot
15 February 2021
This year’s problem was based on a live case scheduled to be heard by the Supreme Court, specially whether a particular financial arrangement was tax avoidance.
Young Myanmar activists a force to be reckoned with
11 February 2021
Opinion: Young people in Myanmar are sidelined for being too immature or too radical. But they're the ones who have always risen to the occasion, writes Liyun Choo.
Why Myanmar’s coup isn’t about Suu Kyi
10 February 2021
Opinion: The coup and transfer of power in Myanmar is unconstitutional, writes Liyun Wendy Choo. The military must back down and legitimate leadership restored.
Taxing residential properties: Is it time to pull the lever?
31 January 2021
Trying to slow the rapid increase in house prices may involve a whole suite of policy measures, says Professor Craig Elliffe.
Celebrating a treaty banning nuclear weapons
26 January 2021
On Friday 22 January 2021, Associate Professor Treasa Dunworth and Dr Anna Hood from Auckland Law School, together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, hosted an event to celebrate the entry into force of the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
US democracy will survive Trump: The case for optimism
21 January 2021
Opinion: There are grounds for optimism after the guardrails of American democracy held firm through to Joe Biden's inauguration as President, writes Stephen Hoadley.
Toothless nuclear treaty can still bite
21 January 2021
Opinion: Nuclear weapons states and their allies risk reputational ruin if they flout the new UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, writes Carolina Panico.
Facebook and Twitter: no angels of democracy
19 January 2021
Opinion: Applaud the social media silencing of Donald Trump if you must, but be careful what you wish for, writes Matt Bartlett.
White rage and the Capitol rampage
11 January 2021
Opinion: If BLM protesters acted as Trump supporters did last week, the number of dead, injured and arrested would have been incredibly high, writes Neal Curtis.