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Law for Lunch this week: MMP and the Referendum. What is the fuss about?

With Hannah Northover, Community lawyer at the Wellington Community Law Centre.

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The second talk of the Law for Lunch series covers the current New Zealand electoral system, MMP (Mixed Member Proportional) and the Referendum which will be held alongside the November 2011 Elections.

Issues related to the current electoral system and various preferential system options will be addressed by Hannah Northover during this week’s mini-seminar.

Hannah is a community lawyer whose areas of practice include Government Law. She regularly advises community groups about Government legal issues.

Some of the issues Hannah will be focussing on are:

  • How does the current Electoral System work?
  • What does your vote determine?
  • How are candidate seats allocated?
  • Do Māori seats have their own special electoral roll?

It will be a perfect opportunity to ask questions and get the information you need to make your decision easier.

This mini-seminar will take place on Wednesday, 12 October 2011, from 12noon to 1pm, on the Ground Floor of the Central Library. All welcome!

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