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  1. NEW ZEALAND: LABOUR SURGES IN LATEST POLL … GENERAL ELECTION 19 SEPTEMBER …

    Newshub-Reid Research Poll: The destruction of National under Judith Collins as party sinks to 25 percent … NEWSHUB

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/07/newshub-reid-research-poll-the-destruction-of-national-under-judith-collins-as-party-sinks-to-25-percent.html

    The National Party is in full blown self-destruct mode and Judith Collins has failed to steady the ship – in fact, she’s sinking it to its lowest, darkest depths yet in for our latest Newshub-Reid Research Poll. … VIEW & READ MORE via hyperlink above …

    Law to help infrastructure financing passes … Hon Phil Twyford … New Zealand Government

    https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/law-help-infrastructure-financing-passes

    The Government has passed legislation establishing a new tool to enable infrastructure for housing and urban development. … read more via hyperlink above …

  2. … ESSENTIAL VIEWING …

    … Urban Development Minister Hon Phil Twyford 3rd Reading Speech …

    Infrastructure Funding and Financing Bill – Third Reading – Video 1

    https://vimeo.com/441162824

    … and the 1st Reading …

    Infrastructure Funding and Financing Bill – Hon Phil Twyford – First Reading – Video 1

    https://vimeo.com/379923683

    … WHEN CAN WE EXPECT TO SEE THESE IMPORTANT LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVES IN AUSTRALIA TOO ? …

  3. Did I just see a chyron on ABC news stating stamp duty exemption in nsw up to 800k? Was that new homes only ?

  4. Stewie GriffinMEMBER

    Lol – referring to the link I posted on the weekend and discussion about lowest common denominator…. guess what?! Grammar is now rac!st.

    The “critical grammar” approach challenges the standard academic form of the English language in favor of a more inclusive writing experience. The curriculum puts an emphasis on the variability of the English language instead of accuracy.

    “This approach challenges the familiar dogma that writing instruction should limit emphasis on grammar/sentence-level issues so as to not put students from multilingual, non-standard ‘academic’ English backgrounds at a disadvantage,” Walkowitz said. “Instead, it encourages students to develop a critical awareness of the variety of choices available to them [with] regard to micro-level issues in order to empower them and equip them to push against biases based on ‘written’ accents.”

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/rutgers-university-declares-grammar-racist

    The only way you can have a fully inclusive society is to set the bar as low as possible.

    Complexity IS Rac!st under the current popular progressive definition, because it IS exclusionary – differences that exist between some population groups and their ability to deal with such complexity or abstraction, means that some occupations, activities, pursuits and even interests are self sorting on the basis of population group….Exceptionalism is transformed into elitism.

    https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2020/07/sunday-supplement-26-july-2020/#comment-3944525