Posts Tagged ‘Prime Minister’

SkyCity deal is no way to run a country

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Whitewash is the only word to describe the deputy auditor-general’s report on the Government’s relationship with SkyCity. The report dumps all the blame on civil servants. But its description of events makes it very clear the prime minister, his office, his Tourism Ministry, and the Ministry of Economic Development spent a year trying to stitch Read more

No welcome mat out for asylum seekers

Friday, July 15th, 2011

“By making a blanket statement that asylum seekers are not welcome in New Zealand, our Prime Minister is showing a total disregard for our country’s legal and moral responsibility to offer protection to refugees,” says Patrick Holmes, Chief Executive Officer of Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand. “Asylum seekers are not breaking the law. Nobody wants Read more

Bishops say let Michael Somare retire gracefully

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister, Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare must be allowed to retire gracefully from politics, and not be forced out. This is the view of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Port Moresby, following the recent announcement of the Somare family’s intention to have their father retire from politics on medical grounds. General Read more