Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: From soundbite to policy

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  • Madeleine,

    "Watch out parents of kids with autism - they will be open to prosecution if their kids can't cope with all the stress of school and refuse to go."

    This one bothered me too, I have a child with Aspergers syndrome and it is often necessary to pull him from school for reasons like the above, to homeschool him for a week or few days and then get him back in.

    Auckland • Since Oct 2008 • 8 posts Report Reply

  • Lyndon Hood,

    Further to the ETS, judging by question time it appears they're not putting on hold or suspending anything.

    Forestry continues as expected and everything else is supposed to be ready for Jan 2010.

    Though if it was me, I'd be leery of those forest credits.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1115 posts Report Reply

  • simon g,

    Judging by Question Time, I would expect the Prime Minister to hold a firm opinion about climate change, until the weather changes.

    But well done to Jeanette Fitzsimons for flushing him out.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1330 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Though if it was me, I'd be leery of those forest credits.

    I don't think they'd be that stupid.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • Bennett Row,

    Since Mar 2008 • 8 posts Report Reply

  • Ian MacKay,

    Bennet: Thanks, but scary stuff ! I wonder if Tolley is related to Duncan, Probably Blood Sister, or bloody sister?

    Bleheim • Since Nov 2006 • 498 posts Report Reply

  • Mark Harris,

    I don't think they'd be that stupid.

    Did you just say you don't think politicians would be that stupid???

    Waikanae • Since Jul 2008 • 1343 posts Report Reply

  • HenryB,

    Just in case this government thinks it is setting some kind of record in passing bills it should be noted that the Indian government recently (23rd Dec 2008) was credited with passing 8 bills in 17 minutes, even whilst, "some Congress MPs were seen hurling their underwear at the BJP MPs while ululating furiously".. Well, actually, the reporter was moved to add that to the report given what else was going in the house at the time.

    Palmerston North • Since Sep 2008 • 106 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Xena for PM! :)

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19719 posts Report Reply

  • stephen walker,

    nagano • Since Nov 2006 • 645 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    Stephen - only just caught up with your interesting reference above. Thanks.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3214 posts Report Reply

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