Politics and law
Refugees to get a seat at the table
16 May 2022
A new panel which will enable refugees to play a key role in national decisions that affect them is looking for members.
New Zealand's inflation target ignored
12 May 2022
Opinion: Professor Robert MacCulloch on soaring inflation and the failures of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and the Finance Minister.
Broken protection order system fails domestic violence victims
10 May 2022
Opinion: The Family Court can fail domestic violence victims by insisting perpetrators are notified before protection is granted, writes Carrie Leonetti.
Law graduate seeks to amplify Māori and Moana-Oceania voices
5 May 2022
Bradley Arona-Waqanivavalagi has graduated as a Bachelor of Law (honours) and Arts, and wants to use it to effect change for his people.
What Spotify and Tinder aren’t telling us
4 May 2022
Our online and real-world lives are increasingly influenced by algorithmic recommendations based on data gathered about our behavior by companies that are often reluctant to tell us how they work, but researchers at the University have tried to find out by analysing the legal documents of Spotify and Tinder.
The legacy of Anzac: why is it still so significant?
20 April 2022
Why do Kiwis and Australians still view the Gallipoli campaign, fought more than 100 years ago in a distant Turkish peninsula, as an expression of national identity?
Proposed legislation to end modern slavery
14 April 2022
Opinion: Consultation has begun on proposed laws to address modern slavery and worker exploitation. Christina Stringer nd Brent Burmester explain why new laws cannot come soon enough.
Auckland's alternative dispute resolution juggernaut continues
7 April 2022
A team of students from the University of Auckland Law School have come out on top in the 2022 Transatlantic Negotiation Competition, undefeated in every round.
The three wars in Ukraine
5 April 2022
OPINION: The war in Ukraine can be seen as one of aggression and self-defence, of national liberation, and as a war of secession. The likely outcomes of all three seem to point to a divided Ukraine, writes Stephen Hoadley.
The devastating global effects of World War One
24 March 2022
The global devastation wrought by the First World War is the focus of an award-winning book co-authored by University of Auckland historian Maartje Abbenhuis.
Children shouldn’t pay for our broken system
24 March 2022
Opinion: 'Children’s needs don’t suddenly reduce because their parents become so poor that they qualify for an adult benefit,” writes Susan St John.
The world is welcoming Ukrainians fleeing war, why not others?
22 March 2022
Opinion: It's right to welcome Ukrainian refugees but others have been left in the cold, writes Jay Marlowe.