Posts Tagged ‘paul quinn’

Abomination becomes law

Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, December 9th, 2010 - 44 comments

Paul Quinn’s appalling Electoral (Disqualification of Sentenced Prisoners) Amendment Act passed last night with the support of just two parties – ACT and National. We’ve talked about why this law is so bad in the past. The Attorney-General agreed it is an unjustified breach of our human rights. Why did ACT, the supposed ‘Liberal Party’ vote for it?

An indelible stain on parliamentary lawmaking

Written By: - Date published: 2:50 pm, September 20th, 2010 - 10 comments

Andrew Geddis (Associate Professor of Law at Otago and writer at Pundit) is an expert on democratic theory.  He has become required reading for politics junkies.  His latest piece — a brutally honest analysis of the recent work of the Law and Order select committee — should be required reading for everybody.

Voting ban for prisoners irrational

Written By: - Date published: 9:54 am, March 19th, 2010 - 146 comments

Paul Quinn’s Electoral (Disqualification of Convicted Prisoners) Amendment Bill appears to be unjustifiably inconsistent with the electoral rights affirmed by s 12 of the Bill of Rights Act.

That’s the view of Attorney General Chris Finlayson, whose National Party is supporting the bill to select committee regardless.

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