ACC, Privacy, Blackmail, Michelle Boag and Judith Collins

You have heard by now the breach of up to 9,000 of ACC’s clients privacy in the last 10 days or so, clients that have sensitive claims, and clients whose details in part were emailed to Bronwyn Pullar by accident. The details were among more than 9000 ACC claims – some featuring well-known people –…

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Sexy Britney Spears: Acceptable. Dead SVU victim: Acceptable. Skimpily dressed model stretching: Banned!

Before we start this post, please be advised that if you watch the video there is graphic language and sexual themes contained within, I could not find the censored version of the ad. It’s interesting what gets banned in America, they have really tight laws around profanity and nudity…but not so much around violence. Think…

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The Daily Show with more insight into Palestine become a country in the UN

John Oliver from The Daily Show does a two part story on how when America decided to pull funding from UNESCO as they, along with 100 organisations have recognised Palestine as a country, there ended up being no winners. [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.1014907&w=425&h=350&fv=sid%3DThe_Daily_Show_Videos%26autoPlay%3Dtrue%26configParams%3Dnid%253D82125%2526site%253Dthedailyshow.com%26nextvideo%3Doff%26endCapAutoPlay%3Dfalse%26objectID%3Dvideo_player_box] [vodpod                           id=ExternalVideo.1014908&w=425&h=350&fv=sid%3DThe_Daily_Show_Videos%26autoPlay%3Dtrue%26configParams%3Dnid%253D82125%2526site%253Dthedailyshow.com%26nextvideo%3Doff%26endCapAutoPlay%3Dfalse%26objectID%3Dvideo_player_box]

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Gary Parsloe concedes PoA have the right to contract out work…which leaves Auckland with an impasse

Gary Parsloe, the President of the Maritime Union, confirms the Ports of Auckland has the right to contract out jobs however there is no way forward in the dispute between the Ports of Auckland and the Unions. Now I have extrapolated slightly, but not illogically, from a conversation I had with him this morning. We…

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