Wednesday, February 03, 2016


How little does the National government care about disarmament? Here's a graph of government press releases on the topic for the last twenty years. The difference is obvious:


[Source:; raw data here]

The dropoff in 2011 is when they disestablished the Minister and rolled the job into that of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Who clearly cared a great deal about it and made it a priority.