Category Archives: Article – Newspapers

Nowhere for Labour to hide on TPPA in election year

16 May 2017 As Prime Minister Bill English heads off to Japan with trade minister Todd McClay in their quest to revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) minus the USA, ‘the silence from Labour is deafening’, Auckland University law professor … Continue reading

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Nurse’s personal plea for domestic violence leave law change

2 Jun, 2017 5:00am  A nurse has spoken about losing her job after suffering violence and rape at the hands of her partner – urging Parliament to back domestic violence leave. MPs on the justice and electoral committee thanked Ann … Continue reading

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Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy wades into Real Housewives race row

Last updated 10:58, September 19 2016https://tpc.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-4/js/ext.js The Race Relations Commissioner is now involved in the racism row enveloping the reality TV show Real Housewives of Auckland. Susan Devoy says other New Zealanders need to call out those who say “ignorant, offensive and … Continue reading

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Pay equity working group reports back

WEDNESDAY 8 JUNE 2016 Authors: Tim Clarke and Liz Coats On Tuesday 7 June 2016, the Government announced that the Joint Working Group on Pay Equity Principles (Working Group) had completed its work and provided its recommendations. While the recommendations and … Continue reading

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Opinion: NZ should legislate to promote pay equity

9:10 AM Friday Jun 10, 2016 Catriona MacLennan, Vicky Mee and Judy McGregor look at the issue of pay equity in NZ society and what needs to be done to improve it. The pay equity principles announced on June 7 … Continue reading

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Editorial: Still much to do to improve women’s representation in the workforce

Last updated 05:00, June 3 2016 Five women and three men – a stock photograph’s interpretation of a modern board meeting. The reality is more like one …   OPINION: Things can be better relatively speaking, but still not right in … Continue reading

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How Women-Led Movements Are Redefining Power, From California to Nepal

In the face of corporate domination, economic injustice, and climate change, movements led by women offer a revolutionary path. pressions,” black lesbian feminist poet Audre Lorde wrote: “I have learned that oppression and the intolerance of difference come in all … Continue reading

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UN chief announces first-ever High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment

21 January 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the first-ever High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment to provide leadership and mobilize concrete actions aimed at closing economic gender gaps that persist around the world. “The empowerment of … Continue reading

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State Services Commission reveals gender pay gap in public sector

SAM SACHDEVA Last updated 17:09, January 22 2016   Public sector organisations are paying men up to 39 per cent more than women, new figures have revealed. The State Services Commission has released statistics about the gender pay gap in the … Continue reading

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Proposed name change for Khartoum Place to honour Suffragette movement

CATRIN OWEN Last updated 10:25, December 11 2015 FAIRFAX NZ Pressure is building to change the name of Khartoum Place. Waitemata Local Board deputy chair Pippa Coom raised a notice of motion on December 8 to rename Lower Khartoum Place … Continue reading

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