Medical evacuations are essential to maintain basic human decency Canberra, 3 December 2018 Some lessons are learned too late. For refugee Hamid Khazaei, who died of sepsis contracted on Manus Island, belated reforms can no longer help. Reflecting on his death, the Queensland State Coroner earlier this year could not have been clearer in his

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Pākehā are Pacific Island people too…

https://players.brightcove.net/5340004174001/default_default/index.html?videoId=5974574518001&playsinline DECEMBER 4, 2018Updated 2 hours ago Teuila Fuatai Teuila Fuatai covers social issues for Newsroom. SOCIAL ISSUES Damon Salesa: Pākehā are Pacific Island people too *Watch the full story in the video player above* Associate Professor Toeolesulusulu Damon Salesa is the University of Auckland’s first Pro Vice Chancellor Pacific. Of Samoan-Pālagi descent, Salesa has

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NZ Herald: ‘Highly secret’ NZDF documents available on Nato website, journalist Nicky Hager tells Operation Burnham inquiry

Highly secret documentation which the NZ Defence Force says can’t be released publicly in an inquiry into a NZSAS raid is available on a Nato website, says journalist Nicky Hager. Hager, who co-write the book which led to the inquiry, said evidence of the sort needed to ensure public confidence had been disclosed in comparative

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NZ Herald: NZ Defence Force claims 105 errors in Hit & Run including false report of Taliban leader’s death

The Defence Force claims journalists Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson made 105 errors in their book Hit & Run – including reports of the death of a Taliban leader who is still alive and the destruction of a building which hadn’t been built at the time of the controversial NZ Special Air Service raid. In a newly

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Come hear Saunoamaali’i Dr Karanina Sumeo speak at our AGM

Come and hear newly appointed EEO Commissioner at the Human Rights Commission  Saunoamaali’i Dr Karanina Sumeo at our AGM on 28 November 2018 at 6pm – drinks and nibbles at 5:30! ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS FOUNDATION OF AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND WHEN: 6:00pm on Wednesday 28 November 2018 (with drinks/nibbles from 5:30pm) WHERE: St Columba Centre, 40

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NZ Herald: Supreme Court upholds decision saying ban on prisoner voting inconsistent with Bill of Rights

Denying New Zealand’s prisoners the right to vote is inconsistent with the Bill of Rights, the country’s highest court has ruled. The Supreme Court released its judgment today upholding an earlier High Court decision saying the courts had jurisdiction to make a “declaration of inconsistency”. A majority of the five Supreme Court judges, comprising Chief

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Newsroom: Prison transfer sparks human rights row

Video footage shows notorious prison ‘bush lawyer’ Arthur Taylor being forcibly taken while unconscious from Auckland to Waikeria Prison – but maltreatment is strongly denied by Corrections. Arthur Taylor, his lawyer Sue Earl, Otago University former Dean of Law Mark Henaghan, and advocate Hazel Heal want Corrections to release the footage to the public. Henaghan and Heal

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Stuff: Massive gender survey shows where women dip out of leadership

A massive survey on workplace gender has been released, aimed at giving companies better insights into their female talent base. Champions for Change, a business group which champions diversity, surveyed more than 80,000 employees in 29 organisations, including some of New Zealand’s largest companies. … This year’s survey confirmed women were under-represented in senior management roles, tailing off from general management level. Women and men were

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