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14 March 2019

Select committee human rights oversight weak, research report states (10 December 2019)

10 December 2019 A new report by two academics says human rights oversight by select committees examining potential legislation is weak and ad hoc.The report says human rights obligations and protections lack parliamentary leadership.Parliamentary Scrutiny of Human Rights in New Zealand: Glass Half Full? has been prepared by AUT... More about Select committee human rights oversight weak, research report states.

MTIANZ lodges complaint with REA over meth contamination obligations (10 December 2019)

10 December 2019 The Methamphetamine Testing Industry Association of New Zealand (MTIANZ) says it has raised a formal complaint with the Real Estate Authority (REA) involving agent disclosure obligations in regards to methamphetamine contamination.A statement from the MTIANZ Executive Board says the REA website states that "methamphetamine contamination of... More about MTIANZ lodges complaint with REA over meth contamination obligations.

Eight Queen's Counsel appointed (5 December 2019)

05 December 2019 Attorney-General David Parker has announced the appointment of eight Queen's Counsel.He says the 2019 appointments have been made under a process that includes the new criterion of a commitment to improving access to justice.The newly appointed Queen's Counsel are: Stephen Hunter QC.Stephen Hunter: Graduating with an... More about Eight Queen's Counsel appointed.

Committee unable to agree that Terrorism Suppression Bill be passed (5 December 2019)

05 December 2019 The parliamentary Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee has reported on the Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill and is unable to recommend that the bill be passed. The committee provided amendments if the House should decide that the bill should proceed.The committee considered 101 submissions and... More about Committee unable to agree that Terrorism Suppression Bill be passed.

Last updated on the 14th March 2019