Janet McAllister

Janet McAllister is happily semi-retired without the assets. She writes theatre reviews for NZ Herald and Cultural Baggage columns for Metro magazine.

Politics
Apr 6, 2019

If Australia's PM is more than empty talk on Christchurch, here's what he must do

Scott Morrison has talked of a 'bright stream of light to come from the darkness'. Until he overhauls Australia's immigration and deportation policy, it's nothing but platitude

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Politics
Oct 14, 2018

Hey Jacinda, a bit better is nowhere near good enough on child poverty

Our welfare system is more miserly than I thought and the government needs to get a move on, writes Janet McAllister

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Politics
Oct 12, 2016

Why I have trouble believing Andrew Little on child poverty

Janet McAllister explains why she's raising a sceptical eyebrow at the Labour leader's claim his party will work to 'eradicate' child poverty.

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Politics
Aug 11, 2016

Australian asylum policy: a zombie wall of the living-dead

Canberra's offshore detention camps can be seen as an example of 'necro-politics', argues Janet McAllister.

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Society
Apr 8, 2016

The trouble with Auckland Museum’s macho terrorism statement

Auckland's War Memorial Museum recently released a bizarre statement on history, terror and good vs evil. What on earth were they thinking, asks Janet McAllister.

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