In New Zealand at present, a seismic shift is under way. Despite all the hype, this election is not really a contest between left and right. Instead, the tectonic plates between the generations are shifting.
Our work is in this week’s LawTalk: A Law Foundation-backed project is helping ease concerns among New Zealand’s Muslim community about their treatment by security authorities. The Human Rights Foundation project has been prompted by complaints about the treatment of Muslims in airport security checks and in their interactions with the SIS in particular. They claim to have experienced unjustifiably excessive scrutiny and cultural insensitivity in their dealings with border officials. Human Rights Foundation chairperson Peter Hosking says the project team has compiled a dossier of anecdotes from New Zealand Muslims about their experiences with the authorities. Read more at LawTalk More information about research funded by the Foundation can be found here.
Police have again been caught unlawfully harvesting private banking information in the search for the hacker behind the Dirty Politics book. This time it is activist and journalist Martyn Bradbury who has been drawn into the police investigation. And this time police inquiries are said to have had an awful impact, leading to two suicidal … Continue reading NZ Herald: Hunt for Rawshark sees police rapped again for ‘unlawful’ search of banking records
Women are paid less even when they produce the same work, the researchers found. Louise* says a man in her position would be paid more than she is - and her experience when she went on maternity leave proves it. She works for a small company in Auckland as a senior consultant. After the birth of her second … Continue reading Stuff: Report says women paid less even when as productive
Spinoff By Paul Young | Guest writer August 18, 2017 Climate change is the defining challenge of our times. The Spinoff is devoting a week of coverage to the issue, its advocates, complexities, and solutions. Today, The Morgan Foundation’s Paul Young looks at the data and uncovers some dirty secrets about New Zealand’s emissions. … Continue reading Our inconvenient truth: New Zealand’s climate change shame
RADIO NZ 18 August 2017 The lawyers acting for Afghan villagers caught up in a raid allegedly involving the SAS have gone to the High Court to try to get a government inquiry. Rodney Harrison QC, left, Deborah Manning, and Richard McLeod announced in March they were acting for the Afghan families affected by the … Continue reading Afghan villagers’ lawyers go to High Court
Ninakaye Taanetinorau addresses politicians outside Parliament. Photo: Lynn Grieveson 17 AUG 2017 Shane Cowlishaw National Affairs Editor Shane Cowlishaw writes about topics including education, justice, social development, and immigration. Twitter: @scowlishaw Tears as petition for Family Court inquiry handed over A petition calling for an inquiry into the Family Court has made its way to … Continue reading Tears as petition for Family Court inquiry handed over
In happier times. Kristine Bartlett and Jonathan Coleman sign the $2 billion pay equity settlement for aged care and support workers on May 2. Photo by Lynn Grieveson. 17 AUG 2017 Andre Chumko Andre Chumko studies journalism at Massey University. Just four months ago, the Government described its $2 billion deal with Kristine Bartlett and … Continue reading Equal pay advocate Bartlett ‘let down’ by Govt
'At a minimum, the use of so-called Parental Alienation needs immediately to be discontinued.' Photo: Cass Mason 14 AUG 2017 Catriona MacLennan Catriona MacLennan is a barrister and journalist with experience in anti-domestic violence advocacy. The Chief District Court Judge and the Principal Family Court Judge need to review the application of the law … Continue reading Family Court using discredited US theory: Newsroom
The Listener / 10 August, 2017 The committee in charge should thank their lucky stars – and Metiria Turei – for this week's distractions. The seven MPs on the cross-party Officers of Parliament Committee should be down on their knees giving thanks for the recent political tumult. Had the media not been transfixed by the … Continue reading Auditor-General report: Our right to know is being treated with contempt