Aotearoa/New Zealand has experienced a tragedy in the Christchurch Massacre: 50 lives stolen, dozens more directly harmed, and the conscience of a political community shocked, perhaps awakened from slumber. What comes next? In situations like this, one thing that commonly happens is the wide and public restatement of values. There are benefits to this: these … Continue reading What Comes After Tragedy? | Editors
By Natalia Bogado Hernandez “Men of every creed and race gather here before thy face asking thee to bless this place god defend our free land.” To this adopted Kiwi, the March 15th terrorist attacks felt like a tragedy of apocalyptic proportions. The initial disbelief, the subsequent shock, the final abatement and sheer … Continue reading “The Victims are Us; The Perpetrators are Not”: Political Communication Following a Terrorist Attack | N.B.H.
Dr. Stephen Winter The long wait is over. The Royal Commission into abuse and neglect in out-of-home care now has a full complement of commissioners, a budget and its final terms of reference. Recent commentators have focused on the fact that religious care arrangements are now included. However, there are a range of other changes, … Continue reading The Widening Challenge of the State Care Abuse Inquiry