19 Dec 2015

The Week In Review for week ending Fri Dec 18 2015

From The Week In Review, 6:00 pm on 19 December 2015

A review of the week's news including... A police raid on journalist Nicky Hager's home has been ruled illegal, a convicted armed robber who's lived in Australia since he was nine and has just been deported to Invercargill fears he's on the brink of returning to a life of crime, the Law Commission wants a specialist sexual violence court set up, youth advocate Tupua Urlich who spent his childhood in state care talks with Kathryn Ryan about his involvement in a review of Child, Youth and Family, Auckland's mayoral race has a new prominent contender, questions raised again about the Prime Minister's media interviews, the first charter school to fail, the American psychologist whose study on prison mentality exposed the ease at which participants playing the role of guards began psychologically torturing their prisoners, evolutionary biologist, ardent atheist and science educator, Professor Richard Dawkins who is coming to New Zealand, the principal investigator of the New Horizons mission to Pluto and a new religion based on a belief in an airborne god formed from spaghetti and meatballs has won the right to conduct legally recognised marriages.