Tag Archives: Andrew Little

Hospices are to be for caring not killing — Right to Life New Zealand

Media Release 16 June 2021 Right to Life is pleased that the Minister of Health, Hon Andrew Little has advised our society that he has no policy to require that hospices have to accept patients being killed by their doctors or assisted in their suicide in order to continue receiving government funding. This information was…

via Hospices are to be for caring not killing — Right to Life New Zealand

The Government’s Hand Brake Needs to Be Used on Andrew Little’s Hate Speech Laws — The BFD

 

Andrew Little, hand in hand with the Human Rights Commission, has been secretly working on formulating draconian hate speech laws. Proposed hate speech laws for New Zealand are imminent. Justice Minister Andrew Little told Stuff the Government is bringing forward changes around hate speech, but shaping a law had taken time.A number of options were…

via The Government’s Hand Brake Needs to Be Used on Andrew Little’s Hate Speech Laws — The BFD

Hate speech laws are imminent — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: Proposed hate speech laws for New Zealand are imminent.Justice Minister Andrew Little told Stuff the Government is bringing forward changes around hate speech, but shaping a law had taken time.A number of options were now “working their way through” the cabinet process, he said.“The review of our hate speech laws are in the final stages. I…

via Hate speech laws are imminent — Kiwiblog

Andrew Little’s Abortion Bill, the Final Solution for Unwanted Children — Right to Life New Zealand

 

Media release 8 March 2020 8 Week aborted child The Minister of Justice is aware that to legalise the killing of those unborn children classified as unwanted, it is necessary to deny their humanity and their human rights. He has done this at the direction of the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern. The government’s Abortion Legislation…

via Andrew Little’s Abortion Bill, the Final Solution for Unwanted Children — Right to Life New Zealand

Abortion Legislation Bill passes Second Reading 81-39 — Your NZ

The Abortion Legislation Bill had it’s Second Reading debate last night and passed on a personal (conscience) vote easily, 81-39. The bill is a much better approach to abortion than the current law that is not followed in practice, making abortion health issue rather than a legal issue. Hon ANDREW LITTLE (Minister of Justice): (Edited) […]

via Abortion Legislation Bill passes Second Reading 81-39 — Your NZ

Does Jacinda’s Child Murder Bill Violate the Treaty? — Right to Life New Zealand

 

Right to Life believes that the government’s Abortion Legislation bill violates Article three, “The protection of the Crown” of the Treaty of Waitangi. This bill was presented to Parliament by the Minister of Justice at the direction of the Prime Minister. The Minister Andrew Little, in introducing the Abortion Legislation Bill to Parliament on the…

via Does Jacinda’s Child Murder Bill Violate the Treaty? — Right to Life New Zealand

Two Letters to two Leaders on Abortion — Right to Life New Zealand

 

26 August 2019 Hon Andrew Little MP Minister of Justice, Dear Minister, Abortion Legislation Bill Right to Life is concerned that you refuse to believe that abortion kills a human being. In introducing the Abortion Legislation Bill to Parliament on the 8th August you said; “I reject the notion that abortion entailed killing another human…

via Two Letters to two Leaders on Abortion — Right to Life New Zealand

The cracks widen — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has lashed out at the Labour Party, saying the coalition partner has not acted in good faith.Peters, the leader of New Zealand First, has also said that Justice Minister Andrew Little should not have been surprised to learn that the party would push for a referendum on abortion…

via The cracks widen — Kiwiblog

Abortion – Man’s Inhumanity to Women — Right to Life New Zealand

 

Media Release 8 August 2019 The Minister of Justice, Andrew Little, at the direction of the Prime Minister has produced the Abortion Legislation bill which rejects the findings of the Royal Commission and consolidates the government authorised and funded genocide against our own children. The Abortion Legislation Bill represents man’s inhumanity towards women and is…

via Abortion – Man’s Inhumanity to Women — Right to Life New Zealand

Will there be an abortion referendum? — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: Justice Minister Andrew Little says he will not be doing a deal with NZ First that would lead to a referendum on proposed abortion law reform.On Tuesday, NZ First leader Winston Peters hinted that his party may only support the Government’s abortion changes if they go to a binding referendum.Little said regardless of what NZ First…

via Will there be an abortion referendum? — Kiwiblog

Government was to blame, not Google — Kiwiblog

Andrew Little has been ranting about Google not obeying NZ suppression laws, but the truth is his own Government is to blame, not Google. Stuff has a letter from Google which states that Google has provided forms and a webform to the Government where court orders and suppression orders can be submitted. The Government never…

via Government was to blame, not Google — Kiwiblog

Cannabis referendum – trust the politicians? — Your NZ

Details of what the drafting cannabis law reform will cover looks very promising. It looks like a job well done. Not so well done is that despite what Jacinda Ardern and Andrew Little are trying to assert, it won’t be a binding referendum. They are asking voters to trust that politicians will honour the will […]

via Cannabis referendum – trust the politicians? — Your NZ

National’s ‘identity crisis’ in opposition — Your NZ

After nine years in Government Labour went through a number of identity crises in opposition until a last minute gamble by Andrew Little and Jacinda Ardern pulled victory out of what looked like inevitable defeat. I followed The Standard during this period and there were many ructions and arguments over Labour’s identity. So now it […]

via National’s ‘identity crisis’ in opposition — Your NZ

Andrew Little on the legal balance between freedom of speech and hate speech — Your NZ

Minister of Justice Andrew Little on freedom of speech versus protecting people from hate speech. The New Zealand Bill of Rights Act affirms our right to freedom of expression, including the right to impart and receive opinions of any kind. Protecting freedom of speech is crucial to our democracy and the ability of all citizens […]

via Andrew Little on the legal balance between freedom of speech and hate speech — Your NZ

Does Andrew Little Oppose Conscience Protection for Health Professionals? — Right to Life New Zealand

 

Media Release Sunday 24th March 2019 Justice Minister Andrew Little said in the NZ Herald on 3rd December 2018 that he agrees with a Law Commission proposal for doctors who are “conscientious objectors” to abortion to be made to directly refer a patient on to another doctor who they know will provide the service. Little…

via Does Andrew Little Oppose Conscience Protection for Health Professionals? — Right to Life New Zealand

Greens obviously worried about the 5% threshold — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: The Green Party is urging Justice Minister Andrew Little to adopt a Greens members’ bill which would ban foreign donations to political parties. They already are banned effectively. There is a de minimis limit of $1,500. Above that they are banned. If you want to ban them for less than that, just…

via Greens obviously worried about the 5% threshold — Kiwiblog

More support proposed for released prisoners — Your NZ

Currently prisoners are released from prison with $350, only if they have photo ID. Immediate job prospects for many of them will be poor. It must be difficult to get set up and survive. It must be easy for them to quickly go back to old acquaintances and old habits, with a high chance of […]

via More support proposed for released prisoners — Your NZ

Has Andrew Little Breached the Law Commission Act 1985? — Right to Life New Zealand

 

Right to Life believes that the government has violated the functions of the Law Commission Act 1985 by actually directing the Commission to comply with a direction from government to produce a report that conforms to government policy. This is the action of a dictatorship and not a Parliamentary democracy. The government has exploited and…

via Has Andrew Little Breached the Law Commission Act 1985? — Right to Life New Zealand

Is Andrew Little in breach of the Treaty of Waitangi? — Right to Life New Zealand

 

Media Release 3 December 2018 In an unprecedented attack on the sanctity of life of the unborn the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern and the Minister of Justice propose that the killing of children before birth should not be a crime. The Minister of Justice, Andrew Little, at the direction of the Prime Minister proposes to…

via Is Andrew Little in breach of the Treaty of Waitangi? — Right to Life New Zealand

Government considering triple referendum: — Your NZ

On Q+A last night Andrew little revealed that the Government is considering a triple referendum that would include questions on Euthanasia, Cannabis and MMP Electoral reform. Hopefully the MMP question would be on lowering the threshold. Little didn’t say whether this would be before or with the next General Election, but I think it would […]

via Government considering triple referendum: — Your NZ

Danger – Labour wants you all to fund their party — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: Justice Minister Andrew Little is considering looking into changes to the way political parties are funded, and areas such as donation transparency could be part of the discussion. … Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she would love to see a scenario where political parties didn’t have to fundraise. Labour don’t want parties…

via Danger – Labour wants you all to fund their party — Kiwiblog

Little ducking for cover over changes to bail, parole and sentencing laws — Your NZ

Being ‘tough on crime’, prison numbers, and law and order have long been a political football, with successive governments pandering to populist demands for fear of being seen as responsible for awful crimes. The Labour-led government has an ambitious goal of reversing the prison population by 30%, and have already had some success in reducing […]

via Little ducking for cover over changes to bail, parole and sentencing laws — Your NZ

Q+A: Justice Minister “what we are doing isn’t working” — Your NZ

Justice Minister Andrew Little was interviewed on Q+A last night. Andrew Little: after 30 years of tough on crime policy, the reoffending rate has stayed the same, “it’s not making us safe” “We have to change the public debate on what we do with criminals”. “If we are doing it right there will be more […]

via Q+A: Justice Minister “what we are doing isn’t working” — Your NZ

A plea to consider amendments to the Electoral (Integrity) Bill — Your NZ

The Winston Peters Electoral (Integrity) Bill has been very contentious. The Green Party has been strongly and widely criticised for opposing the bill (very strongly opposing similar legislation historically) but deciding to vote for it ‘for the good of the Government’. Minister of Justice Andrew Little has also been criticised for refusing to budge on […]

via A plea to consider amendments to the Electoral (Integrity) Bill — Your NZ

The bill only one MP supports — Kiwiblog

Matthew Hooton writes: The Green Party’s support for Andrew Little’s Orwellian Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Bill reveals its complete lack of power in the Government’s coalition. … Little says the bill is about maintaining the integrity of MMP by stopping MPs elected for one party becoming independent or supporting another. But often when MPs go rogue,…

via The bill only one MP supports — Kiwiblog

After insulting Aussies, now he’s insulting Ngapuhi — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Andrew Little has gone from insulting Aussies to insulting Ngapuhi: Quote: Andrew Little is wrong to think that hapū in the north couldn’t manage their own Treaty settlements, a Ngāpuhi lawyer says. The Treaty Negotiations Minister told RNZ on Friday that many of Ngāpuhi’s 100 or so hapu had difficulty functioning, and talks with iwi…

via After insulting Aussies, now he’s insulting Ngapuhi — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Andrew Little “ Abortion Should Not be a Crime” — Right to Life New Zealand

The Minister of Justice in a letter to Right to Life dated 16 March 2018 stated that “this government believes that abortion is a health issue, that is a reproductive choice” and “the government and I do not believe that abortion should be a crime.” The inconvenient truth for Andrew Little is that human life…

via Andrew Little “ Abortion Should Not be a Crime” — Right to Life New Zealand

Lack of evidence on effectiveness of 3 strikes law — Your NZ

Minister of Justice Andrew Little wanted to scrap the contentious 3 strikes law but had to ditch plans when NZ First said they would not support ditching it. Families Commissioner Len Cook has a say on Evidence and the ‘Three Strikes’ law The ‘Three Strikes’ law exists because a majority of Members of Parliament want it, […]

via Lack of evidence on effectiveness of 3 strikes law — Your NZ

Bail law and remand prisoner numbers — Your NZ

A change to bail laws is credited as a significant reason for a rapidly increasing prison population, but a change in approach by judges has also contributed. Minister of Justice Andrew Little has indicated he wants to change the bail laws, but this is a tricky political issue. If bail laws are relaxed it’s certain […]

via Bail law and remand prisoner numbers — Your NZ