Politics and law
The widening challenge of the state care abuse inquiry
15 November 2018
Opinion: Changes to the state care abuse inquiry's size and complexity offer a new set of problems, writes Dr Stephen Winter.
Democracy surviving in Trump’s America
12 November 2018
Opinion: Democracy requires engaged citizenship: Not engagement driven by fear and reaction, writes Dr Paul Michel Taillon.
‘Your son Jayden needs our help’
5 November 2018
Opinion: A new 'predictive modelling' system to identify young people on the road to dependency fails basic principles, writes Associate Professor Simon Denny.
Legal scholar named Centenary Fellow (FRSNZ)
2 November 2018
Professor David V Williams has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi, in recognition of his research, scholarship and the advancement of knowledge in the areas of constitutional law, colonial legal history and the Treaty of Waitangi.
Ethical dilemmas of a driverless world
31 October 2018
Opinion: Deciding who lives and dies in an unavoidable driverless car crash will require rules built on ethics, enshrined in law, explains Associate Professor Alex Sims (Commercial Law).
Abortion law change at last in sight
30 October 2018
Opinion: In a follow-up opinion piece on the need for change to New Zealand’s abortion law, Associate Professor Liz Beddoe talks through options offered by the Law Commission.
Time to change outdated abortion laws
29 October 2018
Opinion: Current New Zealand abortion law disregards the human rights of women and puts us out of step internationally, writes Associate Professor Liz Beddoe.
Khashoggi killing's harsh but necessary lesson
25 October 2018
The killing of Jamal Khashoggi is shocking. But it is not unprecedented. Journalists around the world are at risk. And the risks are growing. Will academics be next?
Support for longer residency for NZ Super
24 October 2018
The Retirement Policy and Research Centre welcomes the recent bill proposing that residency requirements increase from 10 years to 20 years.
The Oil and Gas Bill - we deserve better
16 October 2018
Opinion: The Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Bill violates all guiding principles on passing legislation - and that’s a problem, writes Dr Edward Willis (Law).
Lecture tackles housing crisis head-on
15 October 2018
Frontline social housing worker Bernie Smith will look at how to restore secure housing for all New Zealanders in the Bruce Jesson Memorial Lecture hosted by Faculty of Arts on Tuesday 23 October 2018.
Govt should fast-track loan shark clampdown
15 October 2018
Opinion: New moves against predatory loan sharks are welcome, but there is deep disappointment at the 2020 date for change, writes Dr Claire Dale (Economics).