Seems it’s not only the Labour Party that courts don’t have any jurisdiction over.
Crusading lefty journos are exempt too. Jock Anderson at NBR has an article (Paid) where TV3 claims they were right and the Judge wrong in the case of fraudster Tracey Gwendoline Hibberd.
Hibberd went on Campbell Live in May 2011 claiming her (© Copyright Protected – The National Business Review 86)qualification documents were real, when a jury subsequenty found them to be false.
In the item, Mr Campbell – clearly swallowing what Hibberd claimed – pronounced to his audience Hibberd’s diploma “looks legit to us”.
The reporter who did the story was Mihingarangi Forbes.
When Ms Forbes asked a rhetorical question in the item about Hibberd: “Would she lie to the nation on television?” Judge Wade answered with: “Yes she would and, yes, she did.” Read more »
Unite Union is taking on McDonalds, apparently over what they call “stolen wages and stolen breaks”.
Unite claims $2.5m “Stolen Wages, Stolen Breaks” against McDonald’s
Unite are submitting an employment authority case against McDonald’s today for unpaid breaks that the union estimates has resulted in unpaid wages of $2.5 million.
“We have wage and time records from two stores (one a McCopco store and one a franchisee) for the last four months that confirm a consistent pattern of not paying for lost lunch breaks – as they are required to do under the collective agreement,” said Unite National Director Mike Treen. Read more »
He can always become a press secretary…TVNZ has a lot to answer for. It seems they have become the hatchery for Labour party candidates and mouthpieces…either that or they are actually embedded journalists, who are then brought in from the cold.