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On 19 September New Zealand will vote not just for the next government but in two referenda. One of these is whether or not cannabis should be legalised, and the government has drafted a Bill to set out what the law will be if by majority vote the public decide that cannabis should be legalised.Continue reading “To legalise or not to legalise?”
The byline on each edition of The Washington Post reads “Democracy dies in darkness.” It is a testament to a fundamental truth, that the media are a vital component of a healthy and functioning democratic society. For many years, the print media was the mainstay of news reporting, each city hosting at least one fullContinue reading “The Fourth Estate — the thin line”
Welcome to Initiative, launched under new management. This will feature opinion articles about various subjects, mostly current matters of interest either in New Zealand or around the world. Initiative is now run by Philip Ross, a lawyer based in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. It has no connection with the previous website known as “Initiative” thatContinue reading “Home”
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