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Rethinking Moves Forward

Rethinking Moves Forward


Rethinking Crime and Punishment’s latest newsletter has a different format – the future focus will be on current and future activity, and include news about staff and volunteers, brief comments on crime and justice issues, media releases, submissions, and forthcoming events. In depth articles will feature on the ‘Smart on Crime’ blog.

In this latest edition we report on:

• Successful Launch of Justspeak at Christchurch
• Professor Chris Marshall and Kim Workman’s joint presentation at the Cashmere Presbyterian Centre
• The Christchurch Message – Bring Back the Sycamore Tree!
• Submission on the Parole Amendment Bill 2013
• Rangatahi Courts a Continuing Success –
• Kim Workman’s address to the Wellington Women’s Probus Club , “What do I have to Do to Change Your Mind?
• Community Law Aotearoa – The Community Law Manual is Now Available
• Want to get Current News On Prisons Around the World?
• World Congress on Juvenile Justice – Geneva (Switzerland) – 26th to30th of January 2015.
• Recent Media Releases

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PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Missed Opportunities: Amnesty International Report Card On NZ's UN Role

As New Zealand steps down from its month as President of the Council, Amnesty International has taken the opportunity to review New Zealand’s role on the Council so far and assess their performance and contribution to protecting human rights worldwide. More>>

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Prince Charles Get More Jobs: PM Announces Honorary Military Appointments

PM John Key has announced that Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of HRH The Prince of Wales to three honorary positions: Admiral of the Fleet of the Royal New Zealand Navy; Field Marshal, New Zealand Army; Marshal of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. More>>

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No TPP Deal: Gordon Campbell On Why We Should Still Oppose Investor-State Dispute Measures

Even in this dark hour for the TPP, the secrecy farce continues... What is left to hide? Every single negotiator went into those talks in Maui knowing exactly where everyone else stood. More>>

REACTION:

Salvation Army On Homelessness: Hard Times In West Auckland

The report details an uncomfortable story of people whose only option is to live an unhealthy, dangerous and damaging street life... The social housing needed by these people is not currently available in sufficient quantity. More social housing is required in the West. More>>

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Message For PM: NZ Supports Te Reo Māori – You Should Too

As Māori Language Week celebrations and commemoration of 40 years draws to an end, the Māori Language Commission, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, is once again hugely encouraged by the widespread support for Māori language from throughout the country ... More>>

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Arming Police: Frontline Police To Routinely Carry Tasers

"In making the decision, the Police executive has considered almost five years worth of 'use of force' data… It consistently shows that the Taser is one of the least injury-causing tactical options available when compared with other options, with a subject injury rate of just over one per cent for all deployments." More>>

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Gordon Campbell: On D-Day For Dairy At The TPP

While New Zealand may feel flattered at being called “the Saudi Arabia of milk” it would be more accurate to regard us as the suicide bombers of free trade. More>>

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Leaked Letter: Severe Restrictions on State Owned Enterprises

Even an SOE that exists to fulfil a public function neglected by the market or which is a natural monopoly would nevertheless be forced to act "on the basis of commercial considerations" and would be prohibited from discriminating in favour of local businesses in purchases and sales. Foreign companies would be given standing to sue SOEs in domestic courts for perceived departures from the strictures of the TPP... More>>

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