Joe Higham

Joe Higham is the executive editor of the Otago University Students Association magazine Critic - Te Arohi

Nov 16, 2017

Invisible violence: Do we need a hate crime law in New Zealand?

How many hate crimes occur in New Zealand each year? Good question. Joe Higham explains why, to stop crimes motivated by prejudice, we first need to start recording them.

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May 9, 2017

Democracy Behind Bars: How Arthur Taylor is taking on the government from prison – and winning

Last year the notorious criminal Arthur Taylor successfully challenged the government’s blanket ban on prisoners voting in elections. This week, the Court of Appeal is expect to rule on the Crown's appeal – a decision which could have a significant impact on this year's election result. Joe Higham talks to Taylor about his crimes, his challenge, and being a thorn in the government's side.

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