Mastermind New Zealand - Netflix

Posted on Wed 06 February 2019 in netflix

The hunt is on - who will be crowned New Zealand's Mastermind? Made with the support of NZ on Air.

Mastermind New Zealand - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 45 minutes

Premier: 2016-05-01

Mastermind New Zealand - Arthur William Taylor - Netflix

Arthur William Taylor (born 1956) is a notorious, high-profile prisoner in Auckland Prison at Paremoremo, Auckland, New Zealand. In 2016 he had spent 38 years in prison and had a total of 152 convictions. As a prison inmate, he has achieved a public profile as a “prison lawyer” due to initiating court action on behalf of himself and prisoners' rights. In 2017, he also initiated legal action on behalf of former prisoner David Tamihere.

Mastermind New Zealand - Voting ban on prisoners - Netflix

In December 2010 Parliament amended the Electoral Act 1993, extending to all prisoners a prohibition on voting that was formerly restricted to prisoners sentenced to three or more years’ imprisonment. In Taylor v Attorney-General, Taylor sought to have this extension overturned, although before Parliament even passed the bill, Attorney-General Chris Finlayson had declared that “the blanket disenfranchisement of prisoners appears to be inconsistent with Section 12 of the Bill of Rights Act and that it cannot be justified”. The High Court ruled that the ban on prisoner voting could not be overturned (by the Court) because the legislation had been lawfully passed. However, Justice Ellis described the voting ban as “constitutionally objectionable” and the Court agreed with the Attorney General that the new law was inconsistent with the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990. The Attorney-General appealed this decision arguing that the courts did not have jurisdiction to declare a law passed by parliament to be inconsistent with the Bill of Rights. The case was reconsidered by the Court of Appeal in May 2017 and dismissed the Attorney General's claim.

Mastermind New Zealand - References - Netflix