Posts Tagged ‘Judith Collins’

Judith Collins adds to euthanasia referendum confusion

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

Concern is mounting that people voting in the euthanasia referendum may not realise what they are voting for. In an interview on Magic Talk on Monday National Party Leader, Judith Collins, seemed to blur the line between managing pain and a deliberate choice for a person to end their life. Asked how she reconciled her Read more

Judith Collins visits church for prayer before casting early vote

Monday, October 5th, 2020

National leader Judith Collins has got in on the early voting action casting her ballot in Auckland’s Tāmaki electorate. Collins, who stands in the Papakura electorate, lives in Tāmaki, a seat comfortable held by National MP Simon O’Connor. She arrived about 11 am to place her vote at St Thomas Tāmaki, stopping in the chapel Read more

Where Collins stands on social issues

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Judith Collins, the new leader of New Zealand’s National Party is seen as one of the more right-wing MPs in the party with a reputation for supporting hardline law-and-order legislation. But a Newshub article says her record shows some surprising votes for socially liberal policies. Same-gender marriage In 2004, Collins voted against the  Civil Union Read more

Capital gains tax will hit the vulnerable

Monday, September 17th, 2018
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The Tax Working Group chaired by Sir Michael Cullen is due to produce its interim report this month. This will consider the issue of whether New Zealand should continue not to tax most capital gains (tax the fruit from the tree, but not any growth in the tree that bears the fruit). The Labour Party, Read more

Former brother drops judicial review against NZ Justice Minister

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Former St John of God Brother and convicted abuser Bernard McGrath has dropped a judicial review bid against Justice Minister Judith Collins. Australian authorities are trying to extradite McGrath from New Zealand to face 252 child sex charges. He is currently on bail. A Christchurch District Court judge put the final extradition decision in Ms Read more

Politicians of all colours chasing Samoan Catholic vote

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

In the lead -up to the election politicians of all parties are chasing the Samoan vote in Auckland. Politicians from both sides attended the recent monthly Samoan Mass held in south Auckland. Judith Collins who was present at the Mass said, “South Auckland can always make or break elections”. Labour Mangere MP Su’a William Sio Read more

Restorative justice process works says Judith Collins

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

New Zealand minister of Justice, Judith Collins is hailing the success of restorative justice conferences as a way to bring down crime rates. She says it’s clear restorative justice conferences are a useful tool in keeping offenders from going on to commit other crimes. “It’s estimated from the 1569 meetings held in 2011 and 2012, Read more

Bishop Duckworth has ‘deep social conscience’

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Rosemary McLeod referred to Bishop Justin Duckworth’s week in a monastic cell in front of Saint Paul’s Cathedral as a “performance piece” (Opinion, October 17). Justice Minister Judith Collins implied it was ridiculous and suggested this “sort of display” is “why people are leaving the Anglican Church”. Perhaps the symbol of a fenced in cell is Read more

No change to legal threshold of racism

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Justice Minister Judith Collins has told a parliamentary select committee she has no plans to lower the legal threshold for what constitutes racism in New Zealand. This comes a fortnight after newspapers published a controversial cartoon, depicting overweight Polynesians celebrating the food in schools programme as an excuse to spend more on drinking, smoking and Read more

Faith-based unit must reduce recidivism

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Prison Fellowship New Zealand, which runs the faith-based unit at Rimutaka Prison, has been told it has until May 31 to develop a plan for a rehabilitation component to the services that it already offers. A Corrections Department evaluation conducted last September found the faith-based unit had had no impact on reducing reoffending. The reduction of recidivism has not Read more