Justice Headlines

Social Worker Registration Costs a Concern

Press Release – Social Service Providers Aotearoa

Social Service Providers Aotearoa national manager Brenda Pilott has welcomed the Social Worker Registration Bill being referred to a select committee. The Bill had its first reading on the last sitting day of Parliament. Read more »

NZ Government Fails! No Answers over Injustices at Ihumātao

Press Release – Save Our Unique Landscape

The New Zealand Government delegation to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racism and Discrimination in Geneva yesterday failed to answer multiple questions about the development of a Special Housing Area on confiscated Mori land at Ihumtao … Read more »

Armed Robber Gets Hand Smacked

Press Release – Sensible Sentencing Trust

Douglas Roake committed six aggravated robberies and shot two innocent members of the public during an armed home invasion gets smack on the hand.SST Read more »

Dope Use Warrants Both Criminal & Health Approach

Press Release – Family First

Family First NZ says that Ministry of Justice statistics debunk concerns expressed by Labour leader Jacinda Ardern, and claims by supporters of marijuana, that hundreds of people are being locked up for petty drug offences each year, and that the current … Read more »

Why We Need a More Open Election in 2017

Article – Joseph Cederwall

In April Scoop received crowdfunding from our generous supporters in order to achieve the goal of Opening The Election in 2017. We are happy to announce that Scoops new Opening The Election 2017 page is live now. Read more »

Kiwi Pollen MD Jill Hamlyn says she was blamed for Psa

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 17 (BusinessDesk) – A kiwifruit pollen importer says she can’t recall testing done on pollen as the Psa virus outbreak was discovered, and her business has come under pressure as she has been blamed for the damage caused. Read more »

A busy and productive year in the House

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Leader of the House 17 August 2017 Media Statement A busy and productive year in the House Read more »

Questions and Answers – August 17

Press Release – Hansard

ORAL QUESTIONS QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Budget 2017Social Services 1. BRETT HUDSON (National) to the Minister of Finance : How is Budget 2017 helping support social services over the next 4 years? Hon STEVEN JOYCE (Minister of Finance) : Budget 2017 … Read more »

Mandatory Social Worker Registration Bill

Press Release – Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The ANZASW President, Shannon Pakura, is delighted that the Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill has successfully passed First Reading today and has been referred to Social Services Select Committee. Read more »

Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill passes first reading Mandatory registration for social workers is a step closer today with the Bill passing its first reading in Parliament, says Minister for Social Development and Minister for Children Anne … Read more »

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