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September 6, 2010

We have all heard the phrase ‘Cs get Degrees’ bandied about, and many recent graduates will have experienced first hand that, particularly in the ‘current economic climate’, degrees don’t seem to be worth as much as they once were. Maintaining the standard of tertiary qualification in New Zealand seems like an inherently logical objective. The […]

September 6, 2010

With over half of all university students being female, along with two female ex-Prime Ministers, a female Chief Justice, a female ex-Governor General you could perhaps be forgiven for thinking that at least for the tertiary-educated, professional woman gender is no longer an obstacle. However, the recent Human Rights Commission (HRC) report Human Rights and […]

August 9, 2010

Argentina, a predominantely Catholic country, recently became the first Latin American country to legalise the marriage of same-sex, when a vote passed through the senate 33 votes to 27, with 3 abstentions. New Zealand’s Marriage Act 1955 does not actually define marriage, but our current jurisprudence applies the term only to heterosexual couples. The Civil […]

April 26, 2010

Alcohol advertising in New Zealand is regulated through a voluntary system administered by the Advertising Standards Authority. The ASA maintains this self-regulated regime by developing codes of practice and is funded by the industries it regulates. The Code for Advertising Liquor establishes principles and guidelines for alcohol advertising, and the Advertising Code of Ethics generally […]

April 6, 2009

An accountable future for New Zealand’s aid strategy It seems to be something of a trend for people collecting for charities to take to the streets on Fridays, and there’s always a particularly high concentration of them lurking around Lambton Quay during the lunchtime rush. Forgetting their inevitable presence, I sometimes decide to venture on […]

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