Decolonise the justice system: ‘tinkering’ won’t do
The Government says it wants to transform the justice system. Change advocates say that work needs to start now.
Failures without Consequences
How come, after numerous condemnatory reports, Oranga Tamariki chief executive Grainne Moss holds on to her job? Aaron Smale wonders if those harmed by her tenure aren’t a big enough voting bloc
An orchestrated litany of uplifts
The Ombudsman’s report to Parliament on the children’s ministry’s taking of babies is scathing of its misuse of the law and treatment of families caught in its routine use of ‘uplifts’. Tim Murphy reports.
Non-compliant cases could be quarantined
Documents released today show anyone who catches Covid-19 in the community but can’t or won’t self-isolate at home could be placed into a DHB-run managed isolation facility.
Covid-19 has put more stress on an already backlogged court system, causing more stress for victims and putting incredible pressure on remand facilities.
What the tahr decision actually says
Last week’s court decision on tahr control was mostly legal shots thumping harmlessly into a wall
Public backs justice system changes
A new survey shows the public backs the Government’s work on criminal justice sector reform.
Harassment at Parliament - a year on
Work is underway to stamp out systemic bullying and harassment in Parliament, but is this more than ‘HR speak and rhetoric’?
Democracy is messy, it doesn’t have to be mean
The recent passing of a law granting some prisoners the right to vote was a lesson in how not to do democracy, writes Laura Walters.