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Tag: Justice

September 28, 2014
September 28, 2014

Working from her office above the Supreme Court sits Dame Sian Elias, the Chief Justice of New Zealand. Salient sat down with her to talk about New Zealand’s justice system and what needs to be done to improve it.

September 28, 2014

If you’re going to put someone in prison for the rest of their life, you want to be sure they’re responsible for the crime of which they’re accused. But how can you ever be sure? And what happens if you get it wrong?

September 28, 2014

We have the eighth-highest imprisonment rate in the OECD, with 8618 people currently servin’ the time for doin’ the crime. Last Saturday, none of these 8000-odd citizens of New Zealand were allowed to vote.

September 28, 2014

Alcatraz isn’t a penitentiary,

but his dad might be in one.

September 28, 2014

The voting for 2015’s student representative on University Council takes place from Wednesday 8–15 October. The University Council is the governing body of the University, and currently has 20 members, two of whom are student representatives – one elected by students, and one from VUWSA.

September 28, 2014

The most recent Exec meeting was the most decisive of the year. The meeting began with President Sonya Clark’s report, which outlined her continued work winding down the VBC (nearly there, guys!) – the next step is to list the VBC’s assets and replace their computer, which is currently incapable of running Spotify or recording any shows.

September 28, 2014

The University has appointed Professor Frazer Allan as the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement). The role is new, and the University says it will cover alumni and development, communications and marketing, relationship management, Victoria University Press, Adam Art Gallery, and the Centre for Lifelong Learning.

September 28, 2014

Nearly 4000 students advance-voted on campus prior to this year’s election, though it is unknown who they voted for.

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