Judicial reforms to add value to stakeholders

The government today responded to criticisms of the judiciary by announcing sweeping reforms of the court system. The proposals released today by Justice Minister Judith Collins aim to address claims made by some that the judiciary is out of touch, and struggling to adapt to a changing environment. Under the proposed reforms judges will be…

Right Thinking: Fight The Facts

Hard-hitting conservative columnist Dr Frank Shizenhausen returns after a long break People have been jumping all over Garth McVicar, head of the Sensible Sentencing Trust, after he claimed in a select committee submission that gay marriage would lead to more crime. It’s shocking the way a good man like McVicar can’t even make an argument entirely devoid of evidence,…

Time To Get Tough On Natural Disasters

Sensible Sentencing Trust spokesperson Garth McVicar has accused the Government of being soft on crime, after a third major earthquake rocked the Canterbury region this week. Monday‚Äôs two quakes inflicted further damage upon a region struggling to recover from the events of September and February, and caused further distress to people already seriously traumatised. Mr…