New Zealand Labour Party MPs

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  • The Electoral System Of New Zealand Essay

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    The government in New Zealand is chosen via an electoral system, which currently is the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) system. In simple terms, an electoral system is a key component in making a government. Prime Ministers are only successful under the MMP system if they have the required qualities that are needed. This essay will talk about one such Prime Minister namely Helen Clark. Further, it will provide an insight to the MMP electoral system as opposed to the First-Past-the-Post (FPP) electoral

  • Essay On Poor Labour

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    Poor Labour. Throughout the past nine years, both National and the Greens, from different directions, have drifted nearer to the centre, stealing votes - and, occasionally, policies - from the largest party of the left, leaving it craving oxygen, a political fish all but pinched from the water by the pragmatism of National and the dynamism of the Greens. Following the resignation of previous leader Andrew Little, the Labour caucus voted Jacinda Ardern, 37, to pilot the party into an election which

  • New Zealander Of The 20th Century

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    Granted the title of New Zealander of the 20th Century by the New Zealand Herald, a vital architect of New Zealand’s Government whose institutions are still in place today, but your average kiwi teen wouldn’t recognise his name. Michael Joseph Savage was born in Tatong, in the state of Victoria, Australia, on the 23 March 1872, the youngest of eight children of Irish immigrants Richard Savage and his wife, Johanna Hayes. Michael grew up poor in an isolated area of colonial Victoria and was educated

  • The Cruelty Of Sacrifice In Great Britain

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    When Britain declared war against Germany on the 4th of August 1914, New Zealand (colony of the British Empire) vowed to fight in the war supporting Great Britain and for the preservation of the British Empire. Shortly after the declaration of war fourteen thousand New Zealand men had volunteered, although at that time there was little pressure placed on eligible men to volunteer. Perception of the equality of sacrifice began to manifest in calls for badges and other decals to identify those who

  • The Bombing Of The Rainbow Warrior

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    Introduction The bombing of the Rainbow Warrior was a significant event in the history of New Zealand. It was the first ever act of terrorism in New Zealand. On July the 10th 1985 two French spies planted 2 bombs on Greenpeace’s the Rainbow Warrior. At 11:38pm the first bomb went off blasting a hole about the size of a car. Then at 11:45pm the second bomb went off. Photographer Fernando Pereira drowned when the vessel sunk as after the first blast went off he went a tried to retrieve his camera equipment

  • New Right Conservatism

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    n Australia the "New Right" refers to a late 1970s/1980s onward movement both within and outside of the Liberal/National Coalition which advocates economically liberal and increased socially conservative policies (as opposed to the "old right" which advocated economically conservative policies and small-l liberals with more socially liberal views). Unlike the United Kingdom and United States, but like neighbouring New Zealand, the 1980s saw the Australian Labor Party initiate Third Way economic reforms

  • Women And Women 's Political Status

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    unnatural distinctions have been put in place from a young age. In New Zealand, the presence and contribution of women have been pivotal to the make up of contemporary party politics. Achieving parliamentary recognition and political representation peaked during the 1970s when the country was experiencing large changes in its economic and social environment. Through activism and pressure groups, women were able to seek recognition in New Zealand’s political domain. The change to Mixed Member Proportional

  • Abortion Statistics In New Zealand

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    ------------------------------------------------- Abortion Statistics In New Zealand ------------------------------------------------- as of December 2011 ------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------- Key facts In the year ended December 2011: * 15,863 abortions were performed in New Zealand, the lowest number since 1999 (15,501). * The general abortion rate was 17.3 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years, down from 18.1 per

  • The New Zealand Government

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    Government Essay: The New Zealand government at both a Local and National level is an excellent example of a modern, Representative Democracy. Different election systems, including First Past the Post (FPP), Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) and Single Transferable Vote (STV), are used to allow electors to select representatives to sit on Councils, Boards and in Parliament. Some elements of Constitutional Monarchy are present in the New Zealand system of democratically elected representatives within

  • The Electoral System Is The Single Most Important Institution

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    environment in which parties either adapt, coalesce, grow, or die." (Joan Bryce 28) What can be done to make our Parliament a more representative body? Illustrate with reference to the candidate recruitment and selection practices of one current parliamentary party. What is parliament in NZ and what does it consist of? The concept of political representation is misleading. To understand the question at hand we are inclined to ask is what it means to be “more representative”? To most MPs, the phrase simply