Justice Headlines

How well are we looking after our young women?

Press Release – Mental Health Foundation

In the wake of the police decision not to prosecute those implicated in the Roastbusters investigation, the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) believes now is the time for all New Zealanders to consider how we can best protect the wellbeing of our young women. Read more »

TEU: we’re ready to protect you from new employment law

Press Release – Tertiary Education Union

You have probably heard the news that the government passed new employment law yesterday. This law removes significant worker rights and makes it harder for us as union members to stand up for fair pay and working conditions. Read more »

Roast Busters: Turn Indignation into Action

Press Release – The Parenting Place

People raged about the Roast Buster case. The indignation was justified it was horrible. Where were their parents!? Fair question. I am sure the Roast Busters parents and the victims parents all wish they had been more proactive in guiding … Read more »

Māori Language (Te Reo Māori) Bill

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

Tutehounuku Korako, Chair of the Mori Affairs Committee, is inviting further public submissions on this bill. The closing date for submissions is Friday, 5 December 2014. Read more »

ERA amendments a mixed bag

Press Release – Human Rights Commission

The Employment Relations Amendment Act has the potential to put vulnerable workers in a more precarious position, says Equal Opportunities Commissioner, Dr Jackie Blue. However, the commissioner says the right for all to request flexible work hours is … Read more »

Bill’s passage positive for trans-Tasman Accountants

Press Release – Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

The Accounting Infrastructure Reform Bill (AIRB) passed its third reading today paving the way for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand to officially amalgamate. Lee White FCA, CEO Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand welcomed the Bills … Read more »

Sensible Sentencing calls for appeal of judicial activivism

Press Release – Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust is appalled that Justice Jill Mallon has today refused to apply the Life without Parole (LWOP) provisions of the Three Strikes law as enacted by Parliament. Read more »

Dunne: Speech to the United Fire Brigades’ Association

Speech – New Zealand Government

I am genuinely delighted to be here and to see a range of fire services working together to successfully organise an event of this size. I understand that firefighters both urban and rural, career and volunteer, all worked together on the host committee, … Read more »

New Accounting and Audit Law Set to Benefit Business

Press Release – CPA Australia

Global accounting body CPA Australia says changes to financial markets and reporting laws, which passed their third reading in Parliament today, will benefit New Zealand businesses by enhancing competition and delivering greater efficiencies in the accounting … Read more »

Law change creates more flexible labour market

Press Release – Chapman Tripp

The Employment Relations Amendment Act, passed yesterday, will bring new flexibility to the labour market and will reduce the ability of unions to organise and to recruit. Read more »

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