I think Clark’s “no surprises” rule was about letting the minister know information was being released before he/she had to front the media on it. Key’s rule is more about “does the minister want this released?”
Also, under Key, ministers seem to consider fronting to the media and/or public to be optional.
Thanks for this David. It's such an important issue, and you're in a position to give a big-picture summary of change over time. Valuable.
IPCA’s wording to Slater was pretty sloppy
The "your file will remain closed" sounds like a fervent hope rather than a statement.
the Mary Daly “no woman can consent to sex with a man”
Perhaps you mean Adrienne Rich? Her famous 1980 essay is titled “Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence”, argued that where heterosexuality is compulsory, “consent” has limited meaning for lesbians.
It's a stitch-up
that’s where this sewer has gone
I'm off to knit up the ravelled sleeve of care.
doesn’t that mean we then
have a ‘stablehand’ in control?
If only they'd do the mucking-out. #DirtyPolitics
a dolt from the Blue Lagoon
...trying to shut the stable door, but the House has dolted.
This is really scary. We don't even know what freedoms we're about to lose in this make-believe.
Hager is a hero to me. I hope he knows how many of us admire and respect him. All the more so when measured against these dolts.
many people would consider ongoing refusal to be a betrayal unless discussed before marriage.
Sex is not showjumping, is it? Surely it’s something people negotiate and enjoy together.
And really so much more than can be covered by a simple yes/no.