Greg King Passionate about Justice Reform
Greg King Passionate about Justice
“Greg King will be remembered for more
than his legal talent”: said Kim Workman, Director of
Rethinking Crime and Punishment. “He was able to engage
positively with people regardless of their political, social
or economic background. He made you feel as though what you
had to say was important and interesting.”
was at his best when interviewing panellists on TV Seven’s
“Court Report”. .He was respectful of peoples’
views, without necessarily agreeing with them.
“Greg also had a passion for justice reform and
returned from an Eisenhower Fellowship earlier this year,
proposing a new kind of problem solving court, known as a
Management Court. He was driven by a vision of justice, and
what it should look like. His influence and contribution
will be sadly
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On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney
Ridiculous reported comments on RNZ this morning by Trade Minister Tim Groser, as he sought to dampen down concerns about the leaked draft of the IP chapter of ther Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations. According to Groser, ‘extreme’ positions are common at the outset of negotiations, and these get whittled down over the course of negotiations. Fine.
Except that we’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations.
Still, Groser did promise that the cost of medicines would not rise as a result of the TPP trade deal. Great. But this is not what politicians in other countries are saying. More>>