A new report on workplace culture in parliament is due before the end of the year. Will it address the systemic and structural factors that make parliament so prone to bullying?
Ties do many things. Though they express identity, they can just as readily act as a ‘uniform’ for their wearers. And they give power to some, while taking it from others.
New Zealand MPs will cast a conscience vote on a euthanasia bill. But with 49 out of 120 seats held by ‘list’ MPs, this raises issues about the democratic process under the country’s electoral system.
As New Zealand heads into a general election in less than three weeks, its seven Māori seats are a focus of debate.