Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: UNGASS 2016: No one believes in your consensus any more

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  • Ross Bell,

    My sense is that Peter Dunne is well aware of the need to put "boldness" into action. But like any reform efforts they're likely to be evolutionary (although, as I said on the telly last night, never say never). Russell, I think you're one of the few commentators who has figured out that Minister Dunne is on a reform pathway... hopefully more people see the direction he's heading.

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 175 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Peter Dunne's speech:

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Another good speech. I like the fact that neither speaker stopped for the applause that was trying to get started. Some good points, but I look at Helen Kelly and wonder how much of it was just words.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2935 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to nzlemming,

    Some good points, but I look at Helen Kelly and wonder how much of it was just words.

    Some of it is just at the moment. We'll see.

    But there are things going on at MoH. I hear they're finally doing what should have been done before Helen made her application, and compiling a list of products they are actually in a position to approve under the non-pharmaceutical criteria.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Ross Bell,

    hopefully more people see the direction he's heading.

    I suspect the difficulty is and has always been that Peter Dunne is only one. He may truly want bold but it may only come if he can influence 60 other people in the House. I really hope he can because he does give us cause for hope. Maybe we could start a campaign to encourage him to be ( as he said at UNGASS,) bold.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

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    This new UN Human Rights flier is a pretty strong rejection of the UNGASS outcome.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

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