Issue 848 of LawTalk just published a very flattering profile of me and the work I do with the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education. You can read it online here or in the full magazine. Young lawyer David Tong spreads himself across a plethora of different causes. Perhaps unsurprisingly one which he feels very […]Read more "Profiled in LawTalk"
David Tong is a recipient of a 2014 LLM Award, to encourage and support academically outstanding students to undertake a Master of Laws (LLM) at the Auckland Law School. “I chose to study an LLM to deepen my understanding of international law, with a view to refocusing my professional career. In particular, I hope to […]Read more "University of Auckland Law School Profile"
The Herald’s Element magazine ran my column from inside the Warsaw climate talks: Adopt a Negotiator Fellow and Kiwi David Tong reports from the climate talks in Warsaw, Poland: Earlier this month, Poland celebrated National Independence Day. The United Nations climate Secretariat warned everyone here in Warsaw attending the climate talks to be careful, because […]Read more "In the Herald: UN Climate talks: Rioting outside, hunger strikes inside"
Recently the Ministry for Primary Industries released a paper for public consultation entitled “Animal Welfare Matters”, designed to provide an overview of the future direction of animal welfare standards in New Zealand. Its release coincides with a review of the existing Animal Welfare Act 1999which will consider what changes in the Act are necessary to […]Read more "In LawNews: ‘The law weighs in on animal welfare matters’"
The New Zealand Herald ran an article about my Adopt a Negotiator fellowship. Unfortunately, it’s hardcopy only not online: Photo thanks to Zeb Stone of Oxfam NZ.Read more "Herald article: ‘Keeping a Weather Eye on the UN Climate Talks’"
It was great to talk to Radio New Zealand on behalf of the Human Rights Lawyers Association: A human rights lawyer is calling on iwi to be alert to proposed changes to the legislation covering the Exclusive Economic Zone – the area of sea from 12 to 200 nautical miles offshore. Ministers want the Environmental […]Read more "Radio New Zealand interview on offshore oil exploration"
Lawyers pro bono work obtains animal welfare conviction for SPCA Aaron Lloyd and David Tong of Minter Ellison Rudd Watts yesterday obtained a conviction on behalf of the Auckland branch of the SPCA as part of the firm’s commitment to pro bono work. The District Court at Manukau convicted Alison Freemantle-Pilkington, 57, of Papakura for […]Read more "Minter Ellison press release: Lawyers pro bono work obtains animal welfare conviction"