Committee pursuing female lawyer must go
Heads must roll over “repugnant” investigation into Catriona MacLennan, writes High Court barrister Benedict Tompkins.
Young people unfit for court process
The demands of the court environment frequently exceed the knowledge and developmental capabilities of adolescents.
Wrightson shareholder Agria settles US fraud
PGG Wrightson’s cornerstone shareholder Agria Corp and its executive chair Alan Lai have settled with US authorities over claims the agriculture investment firm hid losses from investors through fraudulent accounting and overstated the value of its New York-listed stock.
Supreme Court to hear Robt Jones Holdings
The Supreme Court will hear a dispute over whether Bob Jones’s real estate firm Robt Jones Holdings jumped the queue in the liquidation of failed Blue Chip company, Northern Crest Investments.
Massive review into bullying in Parliament
It’s been a long time coming, but Parliament will finally have to clean up its act as an employer.
Inquiry’s failings will be Royal Omission
Aaron Smale’s coverage of state abuse led to a Royal Commission of Inquiry. But he believes the Commission’s terms of reference will make it another chapter in a 20-year cover-up.
Govt starts process to appoint new Chief Justice
The process of replacing Chief Justice, Dame Sian Elias, has begun, with a formal announcement this morning from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Attorney-General David Parker.
Finlayson to leave Parliament
Chris Finlayson has revealed his plans to leave Parliament before the 2020 election as beleaguered National leader Simon Bridges talks about getting rid of list MPs to make room.
Faafoi announces loan shark clampdown
Predatory lenders won’t be able to charge more than the value of the original loan in fees and interest, as part of a government crackdown.