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Bryce Edwards

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Dr Bryce Edwards is Political Analyst in Residence at Victoria University of Wellington. He is the director of the Democracy Project.

Bryce Edwards: Parliament’s increasingly toxic ethnic identity wars

Toxicity and disinformation are becoming a big part of New Zealand politics. And much of this relates to debates about ethnicity, race, and racism. We...

Bryce Edwards: The negative social impact of taxpayer-funded partisan charities

Whenever politicians dole out taxpayer funding to groups or individuals, they must do so in a wholly transparent way with due process to ensure...

How serious is an MP’s failure to declare $178k in donations?

It’s being explained as an “inadvertent error”. However, National MP David MacLeod’s excuse for failing to disclose $178,000 in donations for his election campaign last...

Lobbying for Waikato’s Medical School causing problems for the Govt

It’s becoming a classic case study for why lobbying deals with politicians need greater scrutiny. Former National Minister Steven Joyce runs a lobbying company with...

Bryce Edwards: Losing confidence in the integrity of NZ elections

Do you believe New Zealand runs its general elections fairly and competently? As a voter, can you be confident that the votes on your ballot...

Will politicians let democracy die in the darkness?

Politicians across the political spectrum are implicated in the New Zealand media’s failing health. Either through neglect or incompetent interventions, successive governments have failed to...

What’s to blame for the public’s plummeting trust in the media?

The media is in crisis, as New Zealand audiences flee from traditional sources of news and information. The latest survey results on the public’s attitude...

Why NZ First shouldn’t get any apologies for the SFO’s failed prosecution

New Zealand’s biggest-ever political donations scandal is finally at an end. But what is the conclusion? No one can really be sure. The Court of Appeal...

Bryce Edwards: The Liberal Vs Conservative anguish over the direction of NZ politics

With the new conservative government well into its first 100 days, there’s been rising anguish from liberals about what all this means. As they come...

Bryce Edwards: NZ’s “most powerful” lawyers

To understand who it is that runs a country, it’s always useful to focus on the top legal figures. Usefully, the annual list of New...

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