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Judge Lowell Goddard selected to chair abuse enquiry

Post  Mimi on Wed 04 Feb 2015, 1:58 pm

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11388962/New-Zealand-judge-set-to-chair-child-abuse-inquiry.html


http://www.kiwisfirst.com/judge-file-index/high-court-justice-lowell-goddard/

This doesn`t look too good

"Justice Goddard is past Chair of the Independent Police Conduct Authority and now sits in the Wellington High Court. Officially, she has overseen significant change, as the Authority publicly portrayed itself as a transparent investigative and reviewing agency of serious complaints against the Police. The reality is different. Justice Goddard held up and covered up a number of serious complaints. Perhaps this is not surprising given her history.When deputy Solicitor General, Lowell Goddard refused to release evidence that former judge Michael Lance was guilty of throwing a police prosecution of his son Simon’s business partner, claiming it was not in the public interest to do so. The police inspector at the time sought release of the file. Judge Lance later became Goddard’s deputy judge at the IPCA – demonstrating a level of audacity even rare by New Zealand standards. Lance retired in disgrace shortly afterward when it was reported he was keying cars parked in front of his Takapuna apartment. (Lance was prosecuted in a judge alone trial and let off.)The IPCA became even a more opaque agency under Justice Goddard, with legal exemptions of disclosure to the Official Information Act and Privacy Act. Much of its work is cloaked by tight secrecy.Justice Goddard is believed to be the first Maori woman to have served as a High Court Judge. She has also sat as a member of the Criminal Division of the Court of Appeal.

As a lawyer, Justice Goddard defended and prosecuted in a number of homicide and other serious criminal trials, and acted as counsel assisting tribunals and Commissions of Inquiry, including the Cartwright inquiry into allegations concerning the treatment of cervical cancer at National Women’s Hospital in New Zealand

In 2009, Justice Goddard gave a speech to the Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference. An abstract of her speech is provided immediately below this profile.

Lawyers who appear before her generally have little regard for her as a judge willing to conform to law or rule consistent with relevant facts. They are far more impressed with her impeccable dress and makeup.
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Re: Judge Lowell Goddard selected to chair abuse enquiry

Post  candyfloss on Wed 04 Feb 2015, 2:00 pm

Off topic Mimi, but your avatar has been abducted?? Very Happy

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Re: Judge Lowell Goddard selected to chair abuse enquiry

Post  Mimi on Wed 04 Feb 2015, 2:11 pm

candyfloss wrote:Off topic Mimi, but your avatar has been abducted?? Very Happy

Who by ?

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Re: Judge Lowell Goddard selected to chair abuse enquiry

Post  Mimi on Wed 04 Feb 2015, 2:12 pm

This sounds more hopeful:-

"A barrister since 1988, she earlier worked as a member of the steering committee which helped establish the HELP Clinic for sexual abuse victims, assisting police to establish a better environment for victims of sexual abuse."


http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/new-zealand-judge-lowell-goddard-chosen-to-lead-child-abuse-inquiry-10023267.html



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Post  candyfloss on Wed 04 Feb 2015, 2:14 pm

Mimi wrote:
candyfloss wrote:Off topic Mimi, but your avatar has been abducted?? Very Happy

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It's not showing at all. Perhaps someone else can verify? All other member's avatars showing ok.

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Re: Judge Lowell Goddard selected to chair abuse enquiry

Post  Mimi on Wed 04 Feb 2015, 2:16 pm

candyfloss wrote:
Mimi wrote:
candyfloss wrote:Off topic Mimi, but your avatar has been abducted?? Very Happy

Who by ?


It's not showing at all.  Perhaps someone else can verify?  All other member's  avatars showing ok.
Oh - I can see it ok. Mind you I`m having to use my old Internet Explorer as the Portal doesn`t work when I use Google Chrome.
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Re: Judge Lowell Goddard selected to chair abuse enquiry

Post  candyfloss on Wed 04 Feb 2015, 2:17 pm

Mimi wrote:
candyfloss wrote:
Mimi wrote:
candyfloss wrote:Off topic Mimi, but your avatar has been abducted?? Very Happy

Who by ?


It's not showing at all.  Perhaps someone else can verify?  All other member's  avatars showing ok.
Oh - I can see it ok.  Mind you I`m having to use my old Internet Explorer as the Portal doesn`t work when I use Google Chrome.

I will delete all these off topic comments in a minute.  I had that once mimi with my avatar, I could see it but no-one else could.

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Post  chirpyinsect on Wed 04 Feb 2015, 2:18 pm

candyfloss wrote:
Mimi wrote:
candyfloss wrote:Off topic Mimi, but your avatar has been abducted?? Very Happy

Who by ?


It's not showing at all.  Perhaps someone else can verify?  All other member's  avatars showing ok.

Yes I can see all avatars.
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Re: Judge Lowell Goddard selected to chair abuse enquiry

Post  candyfloss on Wed 04 Feb 2015, 2:19 pm

chirpyinsect wrote:
candyfloss wrote:
Mimi wrote:
candyfloss wrote:Off topic Mimi, but your avatar has been abducted?? Very Happy

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It's not showing at all.  Perhaps someone else can verify?  All other member's  avatars showing ok.

Yes I can see all avatars.

Strange, I see them all except mimi's?

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Post  dogs don't lie on Wed 04 Feb 2015, 2:22 pm

I see all except mimis also?

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Re: Judge Lowell Goddard selected to chair abuse enquiry

Post  Mimi on Wed 04 Feb 2015, 2:24 pm

Maybe it`s because I got mine from the images section of the web.

Candyfloss - I don`t know where you get all your lovely avatars from but if you can find one of a religious twit holding forth, that`ll do me.  Otherwise I`ll go back to Dick Emery.

I`m trying this one now.


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Re: Judge Lowell Goddard selected to chair abuse enquiry

Post  bluebell on Wed 04 Feb 2015, 2:30 pm



I can see all avatars, and I am using Google Chrome if it's any help. bounce

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Post  Guest on Wed 04 Feb 2015, 2:49 pm

Mimi here's something you might like.


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Re: Judge Lowell Goddard selected to chair abuse enquiry

Post  Mimi on Wed 04 Feb 2015, 3:01 pm

I`m in fits `ere ..... needed a good laugh .. thanks Resistor. "The sermon on the mount " - what visions that brought forth Laughing

We ought to have a special thread for `having a good laugh`.
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