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NZs homophobic, anti-disability, anti-solo parent adoption laws

By   /  March 20, 2016  /  Latifa Daud, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  3 Comments

Of late I’ve been trying to get my head around the discriminatory adoption laws the Human Rights Review Tribunal has recently bought to public awareness.

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The struggle to make different ok

By   /  February 23, 2016  /  Latifa Daud, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

Two weeks ago the story broke about a mathematics professor who was denied residency in New Zealand because his stepson has autism.

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How do hungry kids afford education?

By   /  January 24, 2016  /  Latifa Daud, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

According to the NZ Herald, parents are paying a record high amount for school donations, with costs for public secondary schools amounting to $3139 a year and $2047 for primary.

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Ahmed Mohamed – When clocks become an excuse

By   /  September 20, 2015  /  Latifa Daud, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  21 Comments

Everyday people like Ahmed who are just trying to make it in the world like everyone else, will always pay a price for it.

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What more proof do climate deniers need?

By   /  August 23, 2015  /  Latifa Daud, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  57 Comments

July 2015 was the hottest month this planet has seen and this year is predicted to be the hottest on record. This is considered one of the many definitive proofs that the planet is getting warmer.

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Talking about Euthanasia as a woman in a wheelchair

By   /  July 12, 2015  /  Latifa Daud, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

Euthanasia is a topic I have struggled with since I was a teenager. It’s not a topic I like to talk about as a woman in a wheelchair.

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They aren’t ‘boat people’ – they are ‘people’

By   /  June 7, 2015  /  Latifa Daud, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

On Tuesday I saw an article on NZ Herald’s Facebook page with the headline ‘People smuggling boat headed for NZ shores’. I never read Facebook comments but this time I did just to see if Australia’s inhumane treatment of ‘boat people’ may have sparked kiwis to react in the opposite way.

Big mistake.

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