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MĀORI SEATS OR NOT?

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  Louisa Wall, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

As we head into this year’s election NZ First has dangled the carrot of a binding referendum on whether the Māori seats should be abolished. Given it has been NZ First policy to abolish the seven Māori electorates for some time the position taken just over two months out from an election is not surprising.

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The Supreme Award in Governance at the 2016 Women in Governance Awards

By   /  December 20, 2016  /  Louisa Wall, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  Comments Off on The Supreme Award in Governance at the 2016 Women in Governance Awards

In June Professor Judy McGregor received the Supreme Award in Governance at the 2016 Women in Governance Awards. The Supreme Award recognises a New Zealand woman who has achieved excellence in governance through a lifetime commitment to the promotion, support and mentoring.

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The Authorised Dying Bill and why I support it

By   /  November 29, 2016  /  Louisa Wall, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

An ethical question this process seeks to address is can society do harm to a person with a terminal illness who is facing death by allowing them to choose when and how they die with the support of an authorised medical practitioner?

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Better People Make Better All Blacks

By   /  October 26, 2016  /  Louisa Wall, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

For Coach Graham Henry, who during his tenure began to rebuild the world’s most successful sporting team from the inside out, the emphasis was on individual character and personal leadership. That is, ‘Better People Make Better All Blacks’.

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No one ever complains when Federated Farmers are on Council…

By   /  September 26, 2016  /  Louisa Wall, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

Last week New Zealand First chose to Party Vote against the proposed Taranaki iwi membership of these committees by highlighting the May 2015 vote in New Plymouth that rejected the Council decision to have a Maori ward as justification for their opposition.

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Our Housing Crisis breaches our Human Rights Obligations

By   /  July 22, 2016  /  Louisa Wall, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  37 Comments

The UN Declaration of Human Rights states in Article 25 that everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for their and their family’s health and well-being including housing. As a signatory to the Universal Declaration and a number of human rights treaties the New Zealand Government is bound to ensure every citizen has the human right to adequate housing

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30 years of Homosexual law reform

By   /  June 25, 2016  /  Louisa Wall, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

On 9 July 2016 we will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the passing of legislation sponsored by Hon Fran Wilde that removed criminal sanctions against consensual homosexual conduct between males.

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