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Safeguarding The Rights Of Children In Secure Detention Centres

Published: Sat 4 Jul 2020 03:26 AM
On 03 July Children’s Commissioner was given additional responsibility by the Minister of Justice which extended its role as the independent monitor of the conditions and treatment of children and young people in secure detention centres. The Children’s ... Read more...

New Foreign Nationals Package Inadequate

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 04:07 PM
A new package to help foreign nationals stuck in New Zealand due to Covid-19 is inadequate and needs to be supplemented with the emergency benefit, say Community Law Centres O Aotearoa (CLCA) and the Human Rights Commission (HRC). The assistance ... Read more...

Colorado Has Just Banned Caged Eggs - New Zealand Should Be Next

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 04:01 PM
Colorado’s cage ban will free six million hens from a lifetime of confinement in cages. The State’s Governor signed the bill into law yesterday. Colorado joins Washington, Oregon, Michigan and California as the fifth state in the United States ... Read more...

Feds Applauds Labour's Pledge To Protect Productive Farmland

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 03:08 PM
A commitment from Labour to protect productive farmland from blanket afforestation if re-elected is a step in the right direction, Federated Farmers Meat & Wool Chairperson William Beetham says. "We’re really pleased there is now ... Read more...

National Day Of Protest Against Israeli Plans To Annex (steal) More Palestinian Land

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 02:40 PM
Tomorrow, 4 July, will see protests in at least nine centres around New Zealand against Israeli plans to steal more Palestinian land (Details are at the end of this media release) “Virtually the entire international community is standing together ... Read more...

We Need A Plan To Open Our Borders

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 02:01 PM
While we’re growing in confidence that we are in the enviable position of basically eliminating Covid-19, our trading nation at the bottom of the world is also in the unenviable position of locking off our economy to the world. “No is not an answer ... Read more...

Lights, Camera, Spending!

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 01:36 PM
The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is questioning the scale and value of the Government’s $230m screen industry recovery package. Union spokesperson Jordan Williams says: “The official justification for this ‘recovery package’ is the impact of COVID-19 ... Read more...

CEAC Warns - National Party Position On Climate Change Is Still Abysmal

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 12:35 PM
CEAC pre-election review of National Party ‘climate change policy’, is lacking in substance without any clear policy, that will leave voters with no idea of what National Party plans for saving our climate, and glancing at their ‘Transport plans’, ... Read more...

Govt Unveils Plans For 'once In A Generation' Green Building Reform | Council Response

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 12:05 PM
The Government’s plans to transform the building sector to slash emissions is a huge step towards tackling climate change, the New Zealand Green Building Council says. For years the NZGBC and its 500 strong membership throughout the sector have ... Read more...

Law Changes Treat The Symptoms, Not The Cause Of Tobacco Black Market

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 11:42 AM
The Customs and Excise (Tobacco) Amendment Bill that came into effect Wednesday barring the import of tobacco products without a permit is putting a band aid on the gaping wound that is the tobacco black market, caused by extortionate tobacco ... Read more...
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