Te Piringa - Faculty of Law News
Should a COVID-19 vaccine be compulsory - and what would this mean for anti-vaxxers? (7 August 2020)
With COVID-19 vaccine developers reporting promising results, it is probable we will one day face a major public health question: can the government compel New Zealanders to be vaccinated?
Operation Burnham: the New Zealand military's self-inflicted wounds will not heal by themselves (3 August 2020)
The old maxim that truth is the first casualty of war has been borne out by the damning Report of the Government Inquiry into Operation Burnham.
The dangerous new cold war brewing with China will test New Zealand even more than the old one (22 July 2020)
A new cold war with China is coming and it will be just as dangerous, expensive and pointless as the last one.
There is no legal right to free quarantine — but there is a fair way to set the price (21 July 2020)
Welcome home – now here’s your invoice.
The National Party COVID-19 leak shows why the law must change to protect New Zealand citizens (8 July 2020)
The leak of the confidential personal information of COVID-19 patients by Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker and influential party figure Michelle Boag has been highly embarrassing for the National Party.
Unless we improve the law, history shows rushing shovel-ready projects comes with real risk (30 June 2020)
If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, so too is the road to economic recovery if we don’t get it right.
The law is clear - border testing is enforceable. So why did New Zealand's quarantine system break down? (18 June 2020)
The anger and frustration at New Zealand’s border quarantine failure have been palpable.
The state removal of Māori children from their families is a wound that won't heal - but there is a way forward (12 June 2020)
Too many New Zealand children are born into a state of crisis, as two recent and damning reports have shown.
The coronavirus crisis shows why New Zealand urgently needs a commissioner for older people (1 June 2020)
New Zealand is often described as a great place to grow up. We must also ask ourselves whether it is a great place to grow old.
Reaction to the New Zealand government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant lockdown has ranged from high praise to criticism that its actions were illegal and its management chaotic.