New Zealand's honours system has come a long way since colonial times. But a glaring gender imbalance reminds us of its historical origins.
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The British public must believe that the right people are being rewarded. Giving a knighthood to Captain Tom Moore is a step in the right direction.
People who do good voluntarily in their own time get the lowest awards. Others get rewarded for holding high-status jobs.
Off to award some knighthoods.
Why our honours system is a great thing to have.
If Prince Philip’s knighthood was not an honorary appointment, it has taken the award away from an Australian.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott caused quite a stir when he re-established the appointment of knights and dames under the Order of Australia early in 2014. For this to occur, no law needed to be passed. Instead…