Perhaps they should tell off the National party

NZ Herald

A business has been ticked off by the Human Rights Commission for silly questions in a job interview:

But a New Zealand company, which has not been named, was taken to the Human Rights Commission by a jobseeker over gender discrimination.

The woman, named as Abby, was asked in an interview if she was married or engaged, what her partner did for a living, if she was getting married soon and whether she wanted children.

The National party does the same, in pre-selection meetings where, mostly blokes, but sometimes older women ask women candidates whether or not they “will do a Katherine Rich”…not only that but senior office holders wil ring around delegates to support their mates and tell delegates that it is “time for a man”.

Perhaps the Human Rights Commission should go have a chat with the men of the National party board.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

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