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  • Judge Goddard refuses to answer MPs' questions

    Judge Goddard refuses to answer MPs' questions

    The former New Zealand judge who headed a UK inquiry into child sexual abuse has said she will not appear before British MPs to answer questions about her time in charge. Dame Lowell Goddard said for her to be summoned would compromise the inquiry's "independence and integrity". She also hit out at "malicious, defamatory attacks" by the British media and said she was disappointed the government had not defended her. British MPs have asked the former head of the child sex abuse inquiry to expl...
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  • Judge Lowell Goddard's epic fail

    Judge Lowell Goddard's epic fail

    Dame Lowell Goddard, the New Zealand judge who resigned last week as chair of the £100 million (N$183.5m) Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), did not leave her post voluntarily but was effectively fired. Dame Lowell, appointed by then-Home Secretary Theresa May just over a year ago, had already lost the confidence of senior staff and members of the inquiry panel, according to two well-placed legal sources. The Home Office has denied she was sacked, according to reports. After she ...
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  • United Nations slams IPCA

    United Nations slams IPCA

    It appears New Zealand Mainstream Media no longer presents itself as a purveyor of truth or even news. NZME. – the conglomerate of 55 news organisations in New Zealand – does not even list news as a feature in its self-described ‘overarching banner’.

    The acronym stands for New Zealand Media and Entertainment. Not surprisingly, these razzle dazzle members are often potted for inaccurate news reporting when spinning unpleasant news to fit their entertainment mandate. The ...
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  • Establishment Judge heads abuse enquiry

    Establishment Judge heads abuse enquiry

    A senior New Zealand judge with lowest integrity ranking from NZ lawyers will be leading the UK's independent probe into institutional historical child abuse,will be paid a package worth $1.1 million a year. Meanwhile historic abuse cases in New Zealand are stagnating and the process here has been described as unfair, flawed and underfunded. Justice Lowell Goddard has been charged with the inquiry, which was ordered by the British government following revelations that well-known ...
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