22 May 2017 – New Zealand is experiencing a democratic deficit, says Sir Geoffrey Palmer.
31 March 2017 – It’s not undemocratic to have judges interpreting and applying constitutional rights, argues Sir Geoffrey Palmer in this speech to the Annual Conference of Judges’ Clerks.
23 March 2017 – NZ’s political system prioritises short-term gain at the expense of long-term pain, says Sir Geoffrey Palmer in this speech to the Conference on Improving Intergenerational Governance.
15 March 2017 – Sir Geoffrey Palmer on the proposal to protect rights to a safe and healthy environment.
29 February 2017 – Why NZ’s loose rules of government could prove dangerous.
9 February 2017 – New Zealand inherited its constitutional arrangements from Britain. New Zealanders have never had an opportunity to systematically discuss what we want.
30 November 2016 – New Zealand’s high rates of immigration and growing diversity make it all the more important that the rules of government are clearly set out and accessible to all citizens.
28 November 2016 – The job of the public service is to serve the public, not the government. The law needs to say so.
22 November 2016 – Why local democracy and community voices need protection.
5 October 2016 – The point of A Constitution for Aotearoa New Zealand is to spark a discussion about NZ’s rules of government.
21 September 2016 – Most New Zealanders don’t know the rules of government power and the checks and balances against it. Those rules are too hard to find.
22 August 2016, Wellington – Why a constitution is important for open government and democracy, and why New Zealand’s current arrangements fall short.
19 May 2016, Wellington – Why New Zealand needs more constitutional certainty, and why official attempts to discuss NZ’s constitution have led nowhere.