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FSC Podcast: Is a Facebook Parody page Free Speech?

Free Speech Coalition co-founder Jordan Williams sits down with Dr Reynold Macpherson and Stephen Franks to discuss Dr Macpherson’s complaint to the police about a Facebook page that parodies him and his mayoral run for the Rotorua District Council.

The Free Speech Coalition wanted to challenge Dr Macpherson on his previous stance on free speech and his complaint that this parody page should not be covered by this freedom.

Constitutional lawyer and former MP Stephen Franks offers his legal analysis on whether Dr Macpherson’s complaint is valid.

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Wisdom

Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.

Steve Jobs

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This is What a Manufacturing Crisis looks Like

National party

Economic mismanagement and recklessness by the government has seen a decline in business confidence that is hurting manufacturers.

Remember the so-called ‘Manufacturing Crisis’ that Labour cried about in Opposition?  Back in 2013, confidence levels ranged between 17 and 44. Now manufacturing confidence levels are -57 and the government seems to have manufactured a real crisis.

This government has imposed cost after cost on New Zealand businesses, introducing fuel taxes and clumsily reforming industrial relations, contributing to a stagnating economy.

The Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI) has entered its fourth consecutive month below the long-term average. 

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Wisdom

Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful, it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful, it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident, it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.

King Whitney Jr.

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ACT is Now the True Opposition Party

Tim Jago
ACT President

The narrative has changed! Our extremely successful ReAct party AGM, the simultaneous launching of new and clarified policies, and the “Call to ACTion” to prepare early for Campaign 2020 have –  as intended –  generated renewed discussions across the country about the need for a party on the right that represents the aspirations of free-thinking, hard-working New Zealanders.

Did you notice some self-indulgent cynics in the mainstream media finding themselves drowned out by several popular commentators prepared to praise ACT? David Seymour’s assertion that ACT is now the true opposition party in parliament is ringing true with many more people.  New Zealand’s most listened to commentator, Mike Hosking, declared ACT has a renewed place in NZ politics and needs to be taken seriously. The usually unsympathetic Whaleoil blog even allowed itself to admit ACT is a party whose time has again come.

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