Politics and law
Media must interrogate menacing privacy breaches
22 May 2019
Opinion: The media continues to miss the 19th century morality behind an out of control punitive culture at MSD. It's time to step up, writes Susan St John.
NZ’s chance to go the other way on abortion
21 May 2019
Opinion: Women who support reproductive rights in NZ are looking on in horror at restrictive abortion laws being passed in US states, write Professor Liz Beddoe.
What I wish Sepuloni had said on welfare
15 May 2019
Opinion: Disappointed at the low-key arrival of the expert report on NZ’s welfare system, Susan St John shares what she wishes Minister Sepuloni had said at the launch.
Law Student Awards mark success
14 May 2019
The who’s who of the legal profession, law school staff, students and their friends and families, gathered together to celebrate student success.
Racist uplift practice cause for alarm
10 May 2019
Opinion: The racist and classist practice of uplifting children of the poor should alarm our politicians, writes lecturer and former social worker Dr Ian Hyslop.
Health crisis - What will it take to break through?
6 May 2019
Opinion: A new book exposes how vested interests and political inertia have repeatedly cheated us of positive changes for prevention that could save and improve thousands of lives every year.
The existential threat of social media
3 May 2019
Opinion: Entities such as Google and Facebook represent an existential challenge to nation states as well as an opportunity, writes Gehan Gunasekara.
Graduate values water
30 April 2019
Water should not be a labelled as a ‘free’ resource according to University of Auckland graduating student Hannah Watson.
We lack the 'policy space' to properly debate the big issues
26 April 2019
Opinion: For anybody with a belief in the public interest benefits of evidence-based policy, the shelving of a comprehensive capital gains tax (CGT) after a short debate is a setback. It suggests we do not have the "policy space" to take on big issues in New Zealand.
NZ’s potential cannabis policy pitfalls
22 April 2019
Opinion: The future prospects of cannabis control in NZ remain murky and undefined at this point. We need clarification ahead of this important decision.
Who's afraid of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks?
15 April 2019
Opinion: Disapprove of Julian Assange if you will but remember that his fundamental rights and freedoms must be protected. Professor Marianne Franklin, Visiting Fellow at the Department of Commercial Law, University of Auckland Business School examines the issues.
System still flawed for care abuse survivors
10 April 2019
Opinion: MSD’s historic claims compensation process for survivors of abuse in state care remains flawed despite recent changes, writes Dr Stephen Winter.