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A deep dive on what we mean by wellbeing

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Published on futurelearning Across more than 120 presentations, the Victoria University of Wellington co-hosted Third International Conference on Wellbeing and Public Policy highlighted the many perspectives that need to be brought to bear on wellbeing and in turn the many […]

Leo Donnelly and Mai Chen: State Sector reforms

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Leo Donnelly and Mai Chen: State Sector reforms Leo Donnelly, Special Counsel, and Mai Chen, Managing Partner, wrote the ‘Point of View’ column for the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ) quarterly journal, Public Sector, on the state sector […]

New Zealand’s famous women speak on Suffrage

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Published on Indiannewslink September 18, 2018 Venkat Raman   Tomorrow marks 125 years since the law was changed to allow woman in New Zealand to vote. To commemorate the achievements of Kiwi women, the Human Rights Commission has produced several pieces of content which […]

Can a business reject customers based on religious beliefs or sexual orientation?

Media releases Stuff, 10 July 2018 Can a business reject customers based on religious beliefs or sexual orientation? ANUJA NADKARNI Last updated 14:50, July 10 2018   The Warkworth baker who denied a request from a lesbian couple for a cake has […]

New Appointment to Chen Palmer Partners: Leo Donnelly

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Chen Palmer Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Leo Donnelly as a Special Counsel in its Wellington office. Leo is a former Ombudsman from 2016-2018, and Deputy Ombudsman from 2004-2016. He has also occupied the roles of Assistant […]

Mai Chen: Jacinda Ardern is proof women’s baby plans aren’t an issue

Media releases Newshub, 17 June 2018 A top lawyer says attitudes towards women in pregnancy are changing, largely thanks to Jacinda Ardern. Ms Ardern is due to give birth this weekend, after spending the entirety of her Prime Ministership to date […]

Mai Chen: Diversity of public sector boards in the spotlight

Media releases Radio New Zealand, 7 May 2018 Ethnic Communities Minister Jenny Salesa has ordered a stocktake of ethnic diversity on public sector boards, because at the moment the government doesn’t know the ethnic make-up of its own boards. While women […]