Cannabis Decision 2020: Panel Discussion

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, including...
Where does gender equality fit into the Budget?

Where does gender equality fit into the Budget?

By Jennifer Curtin and Suzy Morrissey – The University of Auckland’s Jennifer Curtin and Suzy Morrissey discuss how gender differences might impact the Government’s budget priorities The Wellbeing Budget is a new initiative for New Zealand. However, asking...
Evidence and the ‘Three Strikes’ law

Evidence and the ‘Three Strikes’ law

By Len Cook – The ‘Three Strikes’ law exists because a majority of Members of Parliament want it, although there is no evidence which exists to justify or shape it. This is not an unusual situation, and there are many examples of legislation being weakly...