Cross-Examination: ‘I Too, Deserve an Education’ – UTAS and Affirmative Action in Tertiary Education

YE LIN KO Recently, there have been debates regarding alternative schemes that help minority groups in universities throughout New Zealand.[1] The main issue is whether these alternative programs — such as the Undergraduate Targeted Admission Scheme (UTAS) — reflect or breach affirmative action.[2] Does providing extra assistance to those less fortunate reflect equality or equity or both? Or do these …

Cross-Examination: The Responsibility of Local Councils

Cross-Examination: The Responsibility of Local Councils CROSS-EXAMINATION IS A BLOG SERIES ABOUT CURRENT LEGAL ISSUES IN NEW ZEALAND PRODUCED BY EJP COMMUNICATIONS VOLUNTEERS. Nicole Godber It is widely accepted that an important function of local councils is to serve their constituents. The matter of the Eltham Eader, however, illustrates how negligence, mismanagement and poor communication can cause residents to feel …

Cross-Examination: The Education Amendment Bill And Implications for University Autonomy

Cross-Examination: The Education Amendment Bill And Implications for University Autonomy Cross-Examination is a blog series about current legal issues in New Zealand produced by EJP Communications volunteers. Jordan Margetts EJP Communications volunteer Jordan Margetts had an opportunity to interview The University of Auckland Vice Chancellor, Professor Stuart McCutcheon, on the Education Amendment Bill (No. 6). The following is an analysis …

Cross-Examination: New Zealand’s Role In Improving Access To Justice Across the Pacific

Cross-Examination: New Zealand’s Role In Improving Access To Justice Across the Pacific CROSS-EXAMINATION IS A BLOG SERIES ABOUT CURRENT LEGAL ISSUES IN NEW ZEALAND PRODUCED BY EJP COMMUNICATIONS VOLUNTEERS.   Elise Franklin In collaboration with international organisations, the New Zealand Aid Programme and New Zealand-based NGOs are working to improve access to justice in the Pacific.  Particularly in resource-rich Pacific …

Cross-Examination: Harmful Digital Communications Bill

Cross-Examination: Harmful Digital Communications Bill Cross-Examination is a blog series about current legal issues in New Zealand produced by EJP Communications volunteers. Linda Gu It is often said that alongside the transformation of societal values, it is necessary for the law to reflect the shifts in attitudes. In the midst of an age where technology pervades many aspects of everyday …

Cross-Examination: Dirty Politics

Cross-Examination: Dirty Politics   Cross-Examination is a blog series about current legal issues in New Zealand produced by EJP Communications volunteers.   Rayhan Langdana Nicky Hager’s new book, Dirty Politics, has exposed an intricate maze of backchannel communication, duplicity, and privacy invasion within the walls of the Beehive. Mr. Hager recently participated in a public talk in Mt Eden alongside …

Cross-Examination: Battered women behind bars and responses from our criminal justice system

Cross-Examination: Battered Women Behind Bars and Responses from our Criminal Justice System   Cross-Examination is a blog series about current legal issues in New Zealand produced by EJP Communications volunteers. Erica Burke At first glance, the prison system in New Zealand appears to adequately provide for the immediate needs of both genders.  Certain women’s prisons provide facilities for inmates and their …

Cross-Examination: Mind your own business – Indigenous People’s Rights and the Commercial Sphere

Cross-Examination: Mind your own business – Indigenous People’s Rights and the Commercial Sphere CROSS-EXAMINATION IS A BLOG SERIES ABOUT CURRENT LEGAL ISSUES IN NEW ZEALAND PRODUCED BY EJP COMMUNICATIONS VOLUNTEERS.   Jordan Margetts The Centre for Human Rights at the University of Auckland recently hosted Professor James Anaya for a talk about business and the rights of indigenous peoples. Professor Anaya …

Cross-Examination: Parliamentary Privilege & Individual Liberty

Cross-Examination: Parliamentary Privilege & Individual Liberty Cross-Examination is a blog series about current legal issues in New Zealand produced by EJP Communications volunteers.   Christopher Urquhart At the end of last year the Parliamentary Privilege Bill 2013 was presented before the House of Representatives. This bill seeks to redefine the concept of parliamentary privilege in the NZ context. It overrides …