Ratbag lawyer wants to take one for the team

Someone should tell him he is dreamin’.

The catfight in Upper Harbour means a sensible, moderate Labour candidate could win a split vote. An elderly human rights lawyer won’t do this.

Dr Michael Kidd advises that he will seek the Labour party nomination for the seat of Upper Harbour.

He will stand on a policy of restoring the cuts in welfare by the National Government which have negatively impacted on the most vulnerable.

Michael is confident of mounting a strong campaign on community values to capture the seat from the two women so far declared: Bennett and Rankin both with polarizing view- points.   

Michael brings with him valuable legal experience as a pro bono legal sole practitioner widely respected in the Courts and the profession. Also widely respected compassion. He has been a Human Rights lawyer for the last 30 years in Australia, Fiji and NZ.

A recent pro bono case of his : the Kiribati man seeking climate change refugee status, shows the deficiency of the current government’s treatment of climate change, and immigration issues involving Pasifica people. Michael is a member of the Pasifica community having married a Fijian, and living in Fiji 13 years ago.

“We must share benefits equally with everyone in our society.”


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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. 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 who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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

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