Media ID 0007-A
Interview with Bill Hodge (1985) on the New Zealand Bill of Rights and a news report about Graeme Lee and Jim McLay opposing the Homosexual Law Reform Bill (1985)
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Interview with Bill Hodge (ca 1985) by Jessica Weddell on the New Zealand Bill of Rights
Legalese language of the Bill – why does it have to be worded the way it is.
Part 3, clause 7 – freedom of expression – National Workers Party example.
Part 3, clause 10 – right of association – compulsory unionism.
Part 5, clause 14 – right to life.
Part 6, clause 28 – entrenchment of the Bill.
Why do we need a Bill of Rights? Hodge - This government has never had an institution looking over it’s shoulder
Hodge – bad statutes in New Zealand law.
Hodge – Bill of Rights there to protect the minorities.
What about random stopping of drivers.
Difference between Bill of Rights and a Constitution.
Hodge – Liberty and Justice rest in the hearts of the people
The Bill is the beginning of a discussion.
The Bill would also control how government individuals implement past legislation.
Newsreader - Time Signals, then 2pm News read by Peter Dallas.. Geoffrey Palmer, deputy Prime Minister, says the Governments honeymoon is over.. John Scur (?) kidnapping.. Bedford van found in relation to a killing in Auckland by gang members.. 245T – safety at New Plymouth plant.
Newsreader - National MP, Graeme Lee has told a Hamilton meeting that party leader Jim McLay is opposed to the Homosexual Law Reform Bill