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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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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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Stuff: Search for a Race Relations Commissioner on hold as applicant sues Minister of Justice

Appointing a Kiwi Race Relations Commissioner is on hold while an international human rights lawyer sues the Minister of Justice over the selection process. Colin Henry, a Jamaican-born Aucklander, claims the process was unlawful. The former commissioner, Dame Susan Devoy, left in June, after a damning Ministerial review into a sexual harassment scandal, which identified serious “toxic”

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Hon Andrew Little: New appointments to the Human Rights Commission

Distinguished human rights advocate and lawyer Professor Paul Hunt has been appointed as Chief Human Rights Commissioner, Justice Minister Andrew Little announced today. Mr Little also announced the appointment of Dr Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo as Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner. Professor Hunt joins the Human Rights Commission from Essex University in Britain, but had previously served

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Deborah Mannning: Māori may not be getting the same level of discretion as others when police choose to pursue a vehicle

The Human Rights Foundation’s Deborah Manning, who has advised families of people killed in police pursuits, says Māori may not be getting the same level of discretion as others when police choose to pursue a vehicle. The situation Police figures show Māori make up more than half of people warned or charged following police pursuits.

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