Politics and law
The struggle against corruption
15 January 2019
Associate Professor Timothy Kuhner from the Auckland Law School has co-written a short film with staff members at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime called The Struggle Against Corruption.
Top job for Justice Helen Winkelmann
7 January 2019
University of Auckland alumna the Honourable Justice Helen Winkelmann has been appointed to the country’s top judicial post as the new Supreme Court Chief Justice of New Zealand.
Prisoner voting rights measure of democracy
18 December 2018
Opinion: The Supreme Court upheld a High Court decision over prisoners voting rights but the government is not prioritising a law change, writes Dr Edward Willis.
Tax Working Group unlikely to sort housing inequality
14 December 2018
Opinion: The Tax Working Group is unlikely to address housing inequality given exclusions in its terms of reference, writes Hon Associate Professor Susan St John (Economics).
He Ara Oranga – Pathways to Wellness
11 December 2018
The Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction, led by Professor Ron Paterson, has been released, with 40 recommendations within 12 broad areas.
Students track war crimes in Syria
10 December 2018
A chance to take part in an Amnesty International (NZ) investigation into possible war crimes in Syria was too good to pass up for University of Auckland students last week.
Tax expert awarded premier Law Foundation scholarship
29 November 2018
Professor Craig Elliffe, from the Auckland Law School has been awarded the country’s premier legal research grant, the New Zealand International Research Fellowship - Te Karahipi Rangahau ā Taiao.
Women in NZ: a country of firsts
28 November 2018
Opinion: Women's right to vote was won just 10 weeks before a general election, on this day in 1893. Suffragists work continued as they rallied women to register and use their vote, writes Professor Jennifer Curtin.
Some myths about NZ Super
22 November 2018
Opinion: Let’s not mindlessly raise the qualifying age for Super but instead try to solve actual problems ordinary people face, writes Hon Associate Professor Susan St John.
Philosophical principles drive Rhodes Scholar
20 November 2018
University of Auckland alumnus Johann Go is a 2019 Rhodes Scholar.
The cost of our nation’s cultural heritage too high?
19 November 2018
Opinion: An Environment Court decision has paved the way for the destruction of the special cultural heritage landscape at Ihumaatao, near Māngere, exposing flaws in New Zealand’s heritage protection mechanisms.
Future Directions of Aotearoa’s Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Courts Conference
15 November 2018
Researchers at the University of Auckland are hosting a conference to encourage informed, robust, conversations about the future shape, scope and operation of the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Courts.