Why can't Goff say something like this?

There is a lot to admire in Julia Gillard even if no-one is quite sure if she is real Julia or fake Julia on any given day.

”Every Australian should pull his or her own weight,” Ms Gillard told the Sydney Institute last night. ”It’s not fair for taxpayers to pay for someone who can support themselves.

Wouldn’t it be refreshing to hear someone on the left say this about New Zealand instead of their usual whinging and whining about poor people not getting enough money to survive on.

If Goff is going to win back Chris Trotter’s Waitakere Man then he is going to need a policy that talks about “rewarding those that work harder not those who complain the most”, another great Julia Gillard policy.


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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.

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