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Jacinda Ardern and Immanuel Macron will head up the Christchurch Call meeting, aimed at coordinating international regulation of harmful online content. Ian Langsdon / AAP

It’s vital we clamp down on online terrorism. But is Ardern’s ‘Christchurch Call’ the answer?

Being seen to lead is clearly an important political aspect of managing online content. But internet regulation must focus on creating policy that is clear, accountable, balanced and open to appeals.
We care about more than economics when it comes to the polling booth. So why don’t governments listen? from www.shutterstock.com

It’s time to vote for happiness and well-being, not mere economic growth. Here’s why:

Countries around the world are taking society's happiness and well-being into account when formulating policy. So, why is Australia so focused on economics as the sole marker of progress?
New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern wore a headscarf to comfort mourning family members after the Christchurch mosque shootings. AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File

Is there a ‘feminine’ response to terrorism?

After the Christchurch mosque shootings, New Zealand's prime minister didn't start a war on terror. She covered her head, cried, paid for funerals and passed gun control. Is it because she's a woman?
Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten and Prime Minister Scott Morrison attending an ovarian cancer event at Parliament House in February. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Politicians need to listen up before they speak up – and listen in the right places

Knowledge is important to produce informed policy, but an understanding of people is also vital in a democracy. And that requires listening – to all sectors of society, not only elites and lobbyists.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the General Assembly of the United Nations last month. EPA/PETER FOLEY

One year on for Ardern’s coalition government in New Zealand

One year since Jacinda Ardern became prime minister, New Zealanders are refamiliarising themselves with the idea that the state can be a force for good.
Neve Te Aroha Ardern, just three months old, discovers UN headquarters in New York with his father and mother, who holds the highest political office in New Zealand. Shutterstock

It’s only a baby, right? Prime ministers, women and parenthood

The media interest in the New Zealand leader, who gave birth this summer, is an illustration of the difficulties faced by women who choose to pursue a career without sacrificing their lives as mothers.
Thousands of high school students across the US walked out of their schools to protest gun violence and to call for changes to gun laws. EPA/Tannen Maury

How lowering the voting age to 16 could save democracy

Lowering the voting age to 16 would bring the age of political responsibility more in line with the age of criminal responsibility and the age of informed consent for medical procedures.
New Zealand Prime Minister-designate Jacinda Ardern holds firm on her promise to block Australian students from tertiary education if reforms go through. Reuters

Students will suffer if Australia and New Zealand change tertiary fee agreement

New Zealand's Prime Minister-designate Jacinda Ardern has vowed to take retaliatory action if the Turnbull government changes fee arrangements for New Zealanders studying in Australia.
Bill English addresses supporters at the National Party election night event. AAP

New Zealand votes for conservatism and the status quo

New Zealanders have given the centre-right National Party a fourth consecutive term in office, despite a strong showing from Labour's Jacinda Ardern.
Bill English (right) has campaigned on stability and continuity, while Labour leader Jacinda Ardern (left) is looking for a generational step-change and a new style of politics. Wikimedia

New Zealand elections: same, same, but very different

As New Zealanders go to the polls, they may look back on the election campaign as a turning point in the country's politics, regardless of the outcome.
Can the left bounce back? The UK Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn, French Socialist Party’s Benoit Hamon and German socialist party leader Martin Schulz certainly hope so, as does New Zealand Labour’s great hope, Jacinda Ardern. Reuters, Ulysse Bellier/Flickr, Shutterstock

The year of living ineffectually: 2017 proves shaky for the centre-left

The centre-left has had a torrid year, particularly in Europe, but there are glimmers of hope on the horizon and hope for it to regroup.

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