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Judge quashes Green Bay High School’s decision to suspend then exclude special needs student (2/24/2014) - The Honourable Justice Faire has released his decision after a hearing at the High Court last Wednesday 19th February 2014 where lawyers for the 14 year old boy with special needs sought a judicial review of Green Bay High School’s decision to exclude him in July 2013. The Judge quashed the decision by Green Bay [...]
New education law resource available (2/21/2014) - ‘School Disciplinary Procedures: Stand-downs, Suspensions, Exclusions and Expulsions A guide for parents and supporters of young people’ An A4 foldable brochure available here.
YouthLaw in the media (2/20/2014) - Coverage of YouthLaw’s recent discrimination court case: NZ Herald: Family go to court over dyslexic boy’s exclusion NZ Herald: School lawyers blame Ministry in Asperger’s expulsion Radio NZ: Ministry has plan for excluded boy TV3: Student with Asperger’s excluded from school
YouthLaw supports 14 year old special needs student taking school to court for discrimination. (2/20/2014) - Press Release 17 February 2014 A student with a diagnosis of Asperger’s and dyslexia was excluded from Green Bay High by the Board of Trustees in July 2013.  He has been out of school for ten months. “A”, who has been granted name suppression due to his age, approached YouthLaw for help and filed court proceedings [...]
Topical Legal Info: Your rights & your consent (11/8/2013) - In light of the recent coverage relating to a group who call themselves the Roast Busters, the team here at YouthLaw thought we would share some legal information about consent when it comes to sexual activity. Commonly asked questions Q: What age can I decide to have sex? A: New Zealand Law states that from [...]