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NZ Police Must Be Exorcised of Culture of Sexual Offending Leniency

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Independent Authority Must Be Established To Rid NZ Police of this Culture of Leniency Toward Sexual Offending.

EDITORIAL by Selwyn Manning: NEW ZEALAND POLICE’S HANDING of the Roastbusters sexual offending case has been slammed by the Independent Police Conduct Authority. The IPCA found serious deficiencies in investigative practices, file recording, collaboration with CYF, and case supervision involving Police investigations … FULL ARTICLE

The Left: communicating without “razor blades” 

Sue Bradford seminar 16 March 2015_1Carolyn S writes: Academics & political activists

All groups and organisations have their ways of communicating that often act as a shorthand enabling easy communication within each group.  Such styles of communication also serve to give a sense of belonging.  The downside is that communications that bring some sense of solidarity to one group can make others feel excluded.  This is the kind of thing that can happen in both the academic world and various political groups. The result is that groups in both worlds can be viewed negatively by each other and the wider public. FULL ARTICLE

CPAG report launch: beyond deficits – who has the guts? 

CPGA Disability Report launch March 2015_2Today the Child Poverty Action group (CPAG) launched its report: “It shouldn’t be this hard’: children, poverty and disability” at the Potters Park Event Centre in Balmoral (overview of the report here). Speakers expressed their frustrations, sense of despair, and outrage at the findings of the report. Above all they highlighted the humanity, and individual value, of disabled children with disabilities, as well as expressing the powerlessness of the parents and others working in their interest these children. FULL ARTICLE

[caption id="attachment_1205" align="alignleft" width="150"]Peter Godfrey and Selwyn Manning. Peter Godfrey and Selwyn Manning.[/caption]

Radio: Evening Report-Five AA Australia- Poll Shows Global Opposition to Five-Eyes Spying + In The Wake of Pam 

Over two thirds of New Zealanders are opposed to the New Zealand Government’s signals intelligence base, the GCSB, taking part in US-led Five-Eyes global surveillance. FULL ARTICLE

[caption id="attachment_874" align="alignright" width="150"]Evening Report editor, Selwyn Manning. Evening Report editor, Selwyn Manning.[/caption]

Editorial: Why Len Brown Should Stand Down and Why Phil Goff Should Stand for the Auckland Mayoralty

I published this analysis piece 15 months ago today on December 19, 2013. The foundation rationale remains relevant now as then. Was I first off-the-rank in suggesting Phil Goff run for the mayoralty? Or too early? You be the judge.

Here’s the article. FULL ARTICLE

National and Labour challenges over foreign investors’ rights to sue in TPPA

[caption id="attachment_1844" align="alignleft" width="150"]Professor Jane Kelsey. Professor Jane Kelsey.[/caption]

MIL OSI – Source: Professor Jane Kelsey – 

The Fighting Foreign Corporate Control Bill in the name of New Zealand First’s trade spokesperson Fletcher Tabuteau was drawn from the ballot today. The Bill would stop investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) being included in any future New Zealand agreement, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).* FULL ARTICLE

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