Posts Tagged ‘Race relations commissioner’

Religious leaders should speak up against hate speech

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
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New Zealand’s Race Relations Commissioner says religious leaders should be using their considerable powerful platforms to promote tolerance and peace across our communities. “Whether it’s a mosque giving Holocaust deniers a platform or whether it’s an evangelical church spewing hatred about gay New Zealanders: this is not how we roll here. This is not who we Read more

Red Cross calls for more refugee places

Friday, March 27th, 2015

The Red Cross is calling for the country to consider increasing the quota for refugees. The country has an annual limit of 750 places for refugees on United Nations waiting lists. Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy said New Zealand should resettle more people. Continue reading

NZ media has a problem with race relations coverage says Commissioner

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres says the New Zealand media has a problem with the way it covers race relations issues. He was speaking about the recent CloseUp debate between John Ansell and Hone Harawira. Mr de Bres says it is typical of New Zealand media to give plenty of coverage to controversial figures Read more