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New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

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How is judicial independence maintained under the principle of parliamentary sovereignty / supremacy?

Under the principle of parliamentary sovereignty, the legislature is deemed to be more powerful than both the executive and judicial branch. While I am familiar with how the executive-legislature ...
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Have there been cases in New Zealand in which the consequences for unparliamentary speech have been more than a (forced) apology?

In an exchange in New Zealand's Parliament from 2017, the following record has been kept: Hon STEVEN JOYCE: Grumpy old prick. Grant Robertson: I raise a point of order, Mr Speaker. I know there is a ...
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Has New Zealand announced any investigation or punishment/censure for MP Swarbick for her saying "OK, boomer"?

Have any authorities in New Zealand, e.g. some Parliamentary discipline/ethics committee or even the justice authorities launched any investigation or punishment attempt against MP Chlöe Swarbrick who ...
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Has any government successfully managed intergenerational welfare dependency?

New Zealand government is tightening welfare benefits at the moment, and that is being vigorously opposed, citing the risk of "inter-generational poverty". Many countries in the world suffer ...
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Does New Zealand's parliament have rules for expelling members?

It's been reported that a New Zealand parliament member used the phrase "OK, boomer" in the direction of another parliament member on November 6th, 2019. Some people described this as an "ageist slur"....
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