A damning review into Russell McVeagh’s handling of allegations of sexual harassment and assault has described a “work hard, play hard culture” at the law firm that involved sexually inappropriate behaviour.
A senior female partner at Russell McVeagh says the law firm has undergone plenty of soul searching in the wake of its mishandling of sexual harassment complaints, but warned there is no “five-minute fix”.
Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage says she won't review law that was held to prevent her department from ceding conservation land in a swap deal, thwarting the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme last year.
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Senior courts will soon be able to advise the Government that legislation is inconsistent with the Bill of Rights. The Government hopes it will add another check to Governmental power in New Zealand, but Thomas Coughlan reports this may just add bark to our ultimately toothless constitution. It doesn't hand ultimate power to the courts over Parliament, as some have hoped (or feared.)
US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has delivered a blow - of sorts - to Kiwi backers of a written constitution, discussing his experience with the “narrow and confining” US Constitution during a speech to a Wellington audience.
Tales of incompetency, intimidation, and “guerrilla tactics” are emerging in the unregulated employment advocate industry. Now, the Government is taking notice.