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Courts can use video links under new law

Courts can use video links under new law
Wellington, July 1 NZPA - Courts will be able to use video links to speed up cases under legislation passed by Parliament today.

NZ Human Rights Record Under Scrutiny At UN

NZ Human Rights Record Under Scrutiny At UN
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, March 17 NZPA - New Zealand's record on human rights and challenges it faced were highlighted today as Justice Minister Simon Power spoke at the United Nations.

Burton Clause Raises Ire

Burton Clause Raises Ire
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Dec 3 NZPA - A "Graeme Burton" clause in ACC legislation to stop criminals getting payouts has been slammed by the Human Rights Commission, the Automobile Association and the New Zealand Council of Christian Services.

HRC Calls For Longer Submission Times In Auckland City Changes

Wellington, July 16 NZPA - People need more time to consider super city legislation and the submissions period should be doubled, the Human Rights Commission says. It also supports a call for separate Maori representation on the new super city council.

Commission Not Part Of Pay Equity Campaign

Wellington, July 1 NZPA - The Human Rights Commission is distancing itself from a pay equity campaign launched this week. Chairwoman Dr Judy McGregor said while the commission supported progress on pay equity, it was not part of a coalition of organisations campaigning on the issue.

Controversial 90-day Trial Period Bill Passes First Hurdle

Controversial 90-day Trial Period Bill Passes First Hurdle
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Dec 11 NZPA - The Government's controversial employment bill passed its first reading in Parliament today after a passionate debate.

Human Rights Commission Hits Out At 90-Day Probation Bill

Human Rights Commission Hits Out At 90-Day Probation Bill
Wellington, Dec 11 NZPA - The Human Rights Commission (HRC) has hit out at the Government's decision to rush through legislation that would set up a 90-day probation period for new workers.

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