Bassett climbs into Labour

Dr Michael Bassett

[quote]New Zealand’s first comprehensive cabinet minutes date from 1948. At the time Peter Fraser’s Labour government was desperately clinging to office. Ministers were paranoid about their opponents, second-guessing officials and trying to centralize decision-making. An exhausted Prime Minister and his colleagues sought to micro-manage everything. Public servants became wary lest blame for failed policies descended on them. Sound familiar? As the polls turn ever more sour for Helen Clark’s ministry, and the consequences of bad policies multiply, her cabinet has become twitchy. One minister, Phil Goff, has taken to extravagant utterances hoping perhaps to topple his leader for five minutes in the sun before his career dwindles away.[/quote]

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.