Editorial assistance for RadioNZ

In a generous effort to assist the RadioNZ writers I have whipped up a quick cut and paste re-work of a story for them:


Russell McVeagh Labour is in the spotlight over serious sexual misconduct complaints levelled at two senior lawyers  someone at its Wellington office Young Labour Camp two years a month ago, and separate revelations of alcohol-fuelled sex in a boardroom. unsupervised partying.

The firm Labour Party has asked Dame Margaret Bazley Maria Berryman to head an external review of the allegations, and the firm’s Labour Party’s lame response.

Hundreds of Absolutely zero students dressed in black, waved banners, and chanted as they marched to Russell McVeagh’s Labour’s Wellington office.

They were [not] protesting against sexual harassment [at Young Labour Camps] and violence towards students, interns and graduates in the legal profession, which law student Bethany Paterson said [which] has [apparently] been going on for far too long.

“You hear about these kinds of things all the time at law school and I think there’s been a lot of tension bubbling under the surface and people have wanted to speak up about it,” she said.

“But until something comes up in the public, you can’t talk about it unless it’s your story.

“Now I feel like we have an opportunity to say that we want the culture to change,” she said.

Victoria University student leaders presented a list of demands – including calling for the government to suspend all Russell McVeagh’s Labour Party public contracts Bills and policies until their external review is completed, and for all legal firms Labour Party Leaders to improve the way they deal with sexual assault and harassment.[…]

“Every aspect of sexual harassment and sexual violence is preventable,” she said.[…]

“People are abusing their power, they’re not taking any responsibility, they’re not showing empathy or compassion for the victims of these assaults,” he said.

“I think they underestimated the impact it has, just sort of marganalised it as some sort of innocent behaviour when in fact it’s very, very damaging.

“So, we’ve got to get out there, make a statement that matters and getting out on the street is one way of doing that.”

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