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Lake Alice NZ payout explained

What might not be widely known was that there was $132 million liability fund set aside in the NZ Government Budget, just to deal with the Lake Alice cases; of which they settled outside of court, without trial or hearing or precedents or legal liability of ill-treatment or torture, for $6.5 million    The payouts were also ex gratia, not proper compensation and merely settling an out of court civil action against the Government. 486 more words

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Does National have a mandate to sell state houses?

There is strong opposition to Nationals plans to sell some state houses into community ownership with a shift to more private social housing that would be subsidised by the Government. 248 more words


Are you not entertained?

So life’s been rather frantically busy since my last post. A week and a half managed to flash by, filled with full Court days, interesting experiences with chainsaws, and visitations from Perth-based relatives. 392 more words


How the NZ ACC system treats people

ACC tells torture victim we’ve get back to you in few months

Posted 24 July 2014 – 06:34 PM
cached-Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:03:21 +0000A shocking true story. 169 more words

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