The controversy over Massey University’s ban on Don Brash speaking to politics students has been an overwhelming victory for free speech, according to Dr Bryce Edwards of Victoria University of Wellington. He argues that academics, students and universities now need to re-assert the culture of robust and diverse debate on campuses.
The Labour Government softened its policy on student work visas. Agents for international colleges report faking English language tests for students from China. The Government launched a plan with industry leaders to reduce plastics waste. ASB's parent agreed to pay a A$700 million fine for breaching laws to stop money laundering.