Editorial Two – Issue 391 May 1, 2018

Global efforts essential to tackle money-launderers Transparency International New Zealand Chief Executive Suzanne Snively has said that an Auckland company is caught up in an international money laundering controversy after it was identified helping to manage a network of New Zealand-registered companies and trusts for its secret clients. Her article that appears in this issue under Homelink, say that New…

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Editorial One

Issue 390 April 15, 2018 Former Minister’s arrogance astounding Former Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman will soon be forgotten, for the four-term Member of Parliament has quit politics, opting for a private sector job. There is nothing wrong in a politician’s move to call it day (although Dr Coleman’s exit just over six months after the general election would cost…

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Editorial Two

Issue 390 April 15, 2018 Fake marriages victimise genuine couples The ‘business’ of entering into matrimony to gain permanent resident status is a thriving industry in New Zealand but many are coming to grief and left in the lurch. Recruiting brides and grooms There is an equal mix of Indians from Fiji and India in the industry with members of…

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Regulating Facebook won’t prevent data breach

Professor William H Dutton After revelations that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica allegedly appropriated Facebook user data to advise Donald Trump’s 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, many are calling for greater regulation of social media networks, saying a “massive data breach” has occurred. The idea that governments can regulate their way into protecting citizen privacy is appealing, but I believe it misses the…

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