Politics and law
What happened to the UN sustainability goals?
24 July 2019
Opinion: Despite encouraging progress, much more needs to be done to turn sustainable development goals into a global reality, writes the UN’s Friedrich Soltau.
A new dawn of the worst and most injurious
24 July 2019
Opinion: Dr Neal Curtis argues we are moving away from democracy to a new type of government, kakistocracy, that puts the worst of us at the top of the heap
Diary of a summer scholar: KDee Ma'ia'i
22 July 2019
KDee completed a Summer Research Scholarship with Associate Professor Jennifer Frost exploring the enfranchisement of 18 to 21 year olds in the United States.
Anne Salmond: Billion Trees policy being rorted
16 July 2019
Opinion: Natural forests take up 40 times more carbon than plantations, but most new planting under NZ’s Billion Trees policy is pine, writes Dame Anne Salmond.
We need to talk about America
12 July 2019
America is constantly “fantasised, sensationalised, and caricatured,” says Brendon O’Connor, an expert in American politics at the University of Sydney.
Poverty: not an earthquake but still a crisis
11 July 2019
Opinion: New Zealand is in a crisis of poverty and inequality which is shaking our values to the foundation and creating long-term damage, writes Susan St John.
Fulbright Awards to study masters of laws
9 July 2019
The Auckland Law School congratulates our alumni who have been granted 2019 Fulbright General Graduate Awards.
Who can beat Trump in 2020?
8 July 2019
Opinion: The Democrats need a presidential candidate who can draw together a deeply divided US. Dr Paul Michel Taillon analyses the first debate held last month.
We must face climate emergency head-on
4 July 2019
Opinion: Declaring a climate emergency isn’t about political agendas, it is about getting our leaders to call a spade a spade, writes Professor Quentin Atkinson.
Survey shows Kiwis want abortion law changed
2 July 2019
Opinion: Legislators must catch up with public opinion and change New Zealand’s outdated abortion laws, writes Yansha Huang and Associate Professor Danny Osborne.
Social justice scholar awarded Fulbright
2 July 2019
Fuimaono Dylan Asafo is heading to Harvard to undertake a Masters of Law. His thesis topic is Critical Race Theory and minority rights.
Stout Shield finalists debate vicarious liability
28 June 2019
A cancelled music festival that incurred millions of dollars of debt, including a $2 million loss to one investor, was the fictional setting for this year’s Stout Shield problem.