Making Waves

“Where once New Zealand seemed bent on shrinking the public sector to anorexic proportions, it is now pumping it full of new blood. New Zealand has a long record of setting global trends. It was first to give votes to women, first to create a welfare state, first to baulk at nuclear power and first to tear down the state in favor of the market. If New Zealand is heading the other way now, we should all take notice: we have followed in their wake before.”  


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Helen Clark Lays Out Her Reasons for Legalising It

Helen Clark Lays Out Her Reasons for Legalising It

In an opinion piece for the UK’s Guardian newspaper, former prime minister and member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy Helen Clark explains why a ‘yes’ in next year’s referendum…