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Cannabis legalisation and young people

By Benedikt Fischer - Have under-age children in your life? Chances are you will hold crucial decision-power in New Zealand’s upcoming referendum on cannabis legalisation **Benedikt Fischer will be speaking at a discussion panel at the University of Auckland with a...

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Cannabis Decision 2020: Panel Discussion

Next year’s referendum on cannabis legalisation is a historical decision that will lock in New Zealand’s approach to cannabis for years to come. Many people have told us they are looking for balanced information on the different cannabis law reform options,...

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Youth and the Auckland Local Elections

Thursday, August 15, 2019 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Engineering Building, Room 401 (401-401), 20 Symonds Street REGISTER Spend an evening with the University of Auckland’s Public Policy Institute (PPI), JCI New Zealand, and the University of Auckland’s Public Policy Club...

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Regulating Hate Speech in New Zealand

By Heng Yi Xin, Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), The University of Auckland  Hate speech is an issue that has gained concern in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attacks. Hate speech is defined in s61 of the Human Rights Act 1993 as “words which are...

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