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Winter 2018 edition of AUTLaw
Lida Ayoubi
Law Professor Kris Gledhill
Khylee Quince_Op ed
Assoc Prof Khylee Quince
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Moe mai rā: Moana Jackson, 1945-2022
01 Apr, 2022
Moana Jackson – esteemed teacher, lawyer, leader – had a profound impact on countless lives, including AUT Law School Dean, Khylee Quince.
Lida Ayoubi
Immigration policy discriminates
29 Mar, 2022
The NZ government must revisit the criteria in our immigration policy that requires disabled applicants to show “acceptable standards of health”.
Law Professor Kris Gledhill
Revoking the Licence to Kill
23 Mar, 2022
Kris Gledhill examines serious questions arising from RNZ's Licence to Kill, an investigation into NZ's comparatively high rate of police shootings.
Khylee Quince_Op ed
New friendships forge social cohesion
08 Mar, 2022
Making a new friend at any time in life is an interesting process, forcing me to reflect on my own beliefs, experiences and values, writes Khylee Quince.
Assoc Prof Khylee Quince
Ordinary activities or petty crimes?
24 Feb, 2022
Managing “difficult” people in public spaces poses a challenge to authorities balancing the interests of ordinary people against those deemed problematic.

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