Newsroom: The summer interns and the law firm

Something went badly wrong with the student law clerk programme at national law firm Russell McVeagh in Wellington over a recent summer. Newsroom has learned of a pattern of sexually inappropriate behaviour towards the female students that saw our leading universities intervene, at least one report made to the police and a later reform of the clerk programme including a … Continue reading Newsroom: The summer interns and the law firm

Stuff: Human Rights Commission ‘fell short’ in sexual harassment scandal – employment lawyer

The Human Rights Commission failed to follow best practice in its handling of a sexual harassment scandal, an employment lawyer says. On Sunday, Stuff revealed a young American woman cut short her internship at the commission after she was groped by the organisation's chief financial officer at a work party. The commission investigated a sexual harassment complaint against Kyle Stutter, which resulted in … Continue reading Stuff: Human Rights Commission ‘fell short’ in sexual harassment scandal – employment lawyer

Stuff: Human Rights Commission finance boss sexually harasses young intern, keeps job    

A young American woman cut short her internship at the Human Rights Commission after she was groped by the organisation's chief financial officer at a work party. The commission investigated a sexual harassment complaint against Kyle Stutter, which resulted in disciplinary action. However, three months on, he remains employed there as chief financial officer. The intern says she trusted the commission to look … Continue reading Stuff: Human Rights Commission finance boss sexually harasses young intern, keeps job    

NZLS: Returning Offenders law may contravene Bill of Rights Act

Legislation managing people returned to New Zealand after conviction overseas may contravene the prohibition against retroactive penalties and double jeopardy in the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, the New Zealand Law Society says. The Law Society has made a submission to the Justice select committee which is reviewing the Returning Offenders (Management and Information) Act … Continue reading NZLS: Returning Offenders law may contravene Bill of Rights Act

NZ Herald: Declassified: The secret briefing which shows how Kim Dotcom and Edward Snowden made spies all over the world open up

New Zealand's illegal spying on Kim Dotcom was put forward as a reason for the world's most powerful network of intelligence agencies to stop refusing to "confirm or deny" what they did, according to a newly declassified document. The official briefing paper put the case of the Megaupload founder alongside United States' whistleblower Edward Snowden … Continue reading NZ Herald: Declassified: The secret briefing which shows how Kim Dotcom and Edward Snowden made spies all over the world open up

NZ Herald: Susan St John and Dr Gerry Cotterell: Our social security safety net has unravelled

The Labour-NZ First coalition, supported by the Greens, will have a challenging task to stitch up the frayed and neglected welfare safety net. In 2008, the Catholic foundation Caritas Aotearoa documented the cutbacks that began in 1991 in their report they called The Unravelling of the Welfare Safety Net. By 2008, the welfare state was unrecognisable to … Continue reading NZ Herald: Susan St John and Dr Gerry Cotterell: Our social security safety net has unravelled

Edwards: Political roundup: Dear Lorde, here’s what they’re saying about your boycott of Israel

Dear Lorde It seems that everyone is writing open letters to you about whether or not you should be performing in Israel. So, I thought I’d join in, rounding up the political coverage, to help you work out whether you’ve made the right decision. The case in favour of your boycott It all kicked off … Continue reading Edwards: Political roundup: Dear Lorde, here’s what they’re saying about your boycott of Israel