Small step for OT, giant leap for rights
One change arising from the searing internal report into how the Ministry for Children tried to forcibly take a baby from its mother could have profound and beneficial effects for the rights of parents and families.
Sex offender in meetings with abuse survivors
The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care allowed a convicted child sex offender to sit in meetings with survivors of child sexual abuse.
New terrorism bill could breach press freedom
A bill designed to deal with terrorists returning from overseas has hit its latest speed bump as human rights groups raise concerns that it could be used to stifle press freedom.
A Coroner’s life of death
“The case has been sent to the Coroner ...” but what happens next? The country’s Chief Coroner tells us, it’s not like on TV.
Sexual violence bill explained
A look at the law change in sexual violence cases that defence lawyers say will decrease their clients’ chances of getting a fair trial
Māori policing strategy has bad timing
A new Māori policing strategy, designed to get reoffending numbers down, has been met with skepticism.
Abuse inquiry scratches the surface
It’s been a heartbreaking, shocking, tearful and revealing - and this is just the first two weeks of NZ’s biggest-ever inquiry, into child abuse in state and faith-based care.
Sexual violence data tells same, bleak story
New analysis of sexual violence cases tells the same damning story. But now there’s a benchmark.