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Inquiry into Management of Sex Offenders Supported

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:53:13 +1200 | Kim Workman

Corrections Minister Judith Collins suggestion of an independent inquiry into the management of released sex offenders (TVOne ‘Q and A’ 28 August 2016) is timely, says Dr Kim Workman, Adjunct Research Associate, at the Institute of Criminology, ...More >>

Are Euthanasia Advocates now Attacking Our Religious Freedom

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:22:42 +1200 | Right To Life New Zealand Inc

Right to Life is concerned and alarmed at attacks on religious freedom made in statements made recently by Matt Vickers and David Seymour MP , challenging submissions opposing euthanasia by people of religious faith. Matt Vickers at a (above linked) media conference ...More >>

Free Press: Muldoon Lives!

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:06:11 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

On the weekend New Zealand First challenged the Prime Minister to dictate which branches Westpac could and couldn’t close, because Westpac is the Government’s banker. The taxpayer would effectively be subsidising Westpac to keep some branches open ...More >>

Environmental impacts come first in EPA insecticide decision

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:08:15 +1200 | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has declined an application to import an insecticide to control pests on onion and potato crops. More >>

Softening police attitude on meth addiction welcomed

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:26:14 +1200 | Addiction Practitioners' Association Aotearoa

The Addiction Practitioners’ Association Aotearoa New Zealand (dapaanz) commends recent comments by Waitemata Police after they successfully concluded their investigations into a methamphetamine supply ring.More >>

The Terrors of Free Speech: Australia’s Discrimination Act

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:24:59 +1200 | Binoy Kampmark

When sections in a piece of legislation assume their own properties, the state of debate is bound to be strained. In Australia, the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA), notably section 18C, has again become a central ball of political play.More >>

Auckland Council: How it deals with complaints

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:04:47 +1200 | Office of the Auditor-General

The Auditor-General’s report Auckland Council: How it deals with complaints was presented to the House of Representatives this afternoon. A two-page summary is also available.More >>

Overwhelming support for medical cannabis law change

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:54:08 +1200 | NORML

A new poll conducted for cannabis campaigners shows New Zealanders want the law changed now, says NORML. More >>

Survey shows many Kiwis support rodeo ban

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:30:09 +1200 | SPCA New Zealand and SAFE

The ongoing campaign to ban rodeos in New Zealand is very much in tune with public opinion, according to a new survey commissioned by SPCA New Zealand and SAFE. More >>

74% of Belgian mental suffering euthanised were women

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:54:58 +1200 | Not Dead Yet Aotearoa

They’re killing psychiatric patients in Belgium and the Netherlands – and most of them are women More >>

Commission asks the Court to clarify Harmoney

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:36:27 +1200 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has filed civil proceedings in the Auckland High Court asking the Court questions about how the Credit Contract and Consumer Finance Act 2003 (CCCFA) applies to consumer loans entered into with peer-to-peer lender Harmoney Limited.More >>

Urgent recommendations: Tory Channel cruise ships, pilotage

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:33:32 +1200 | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has issued two urgent recommendations concerning the risk assessment process for cruise ships using Tory Channel and the way Maritime New Zealand pilotage requirements are being interpreted. More >>

KEYTRUDA now registered to treat lung cancer

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:26:14 +1200 | Merck Sharp and Dohme NZ

August 29th 2016, MSD today announced that its anti-PD1 immunotherapy KEYTRUDA®(pembrolizumab) has been registered by Medsafe for New Zealand patients who have previously been treated for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and whose tumours express ...More >>

Collins: Courts Need to Do More

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:11:13 +1200 | TVNZ

Collins: Courts Need to Do More About Keeping Sex Offenders From the Public. The Minister of Corrections , Judith Collins, says Public Protection Orders should be used more by the courts to keep sex offenders away from potential victims in the ...More >>

Increased support for medicinal cannabis law reform

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 09:57:10 +1200 | Start the Conversation

Hot on the heels of the NZ Drug Foundation cannabis poll, a new poll by UMR shows increased support for medicinal cannabis law reform, including strong support for treating it as a herbal remedy.More >>

Statement From Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi Board of Trustees

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 17:30:32 +1200 | Te Runanga a Iwi o Ngapuhi

26 August 2016 Statement From Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi Board of Trustees More >>

Supreme Court strikes out Trinity tax appeal

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 17:28:42 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 26 (BusinessDesk) - The Supreme Court has dismissed the latest appeal in the long-running Trinity tax case after architect Garry Muir gave up his argument during the hearing. More >>

More evidence that MPI doesn’t prosecute fish dumping

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:09:32 +1200 | LegaSea

An Official Information Act request by Radio New Zealand has revealed that less than one per cent of all fisheries prosecutions are related to fish dumping. More >>

Drugged driving initiative welcomed by Road Safety Education

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:56:25 +1200 | Road Safety Education

The governments recent announcement to crack down on drugged driving is welcomed by Road Safety Education. (5) More >>

Easter Trading: Next Stop - Christmas and Anzac Day

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:36:16 +1200 | Family First

Family First NZ says that the justification for liberalising Easter trading laws will be used as justification for changing the laws around Christmas Day, Anzac Day morning, and Good Friday trading laws. “It is disturbing that National MPs pushed ...More >>


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