Freelance journalist who has reported extensively on the law industry
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Sasha Borissenko: Healthy choices at checkouts is just the beginning
OPINION: And other marketing tricks that aren’t so obvious.
What’s at stake as Siouxsie Wiles takes on Auckland Uni in the Employment Court this week
Employment Court case will break new ground.
Sasha Borissenko: Mosque attacks inquest a logistical test for victims and the ministry
OPINION: A rundown of the hurdles for families.
Sasha Borissenko: It’s not the alcohol, it’s the culture
OPINION: Alcohol is a red herring when it comes to stopping sexual harassment at work.
Sasha Borissenko: Weet-Bix saga opens whole can of worms
OPINION: Should Sanitarium be allowed tax breaks?
Sasha Borissenko: NZ's social housing waiting list is embarrassing
OPINION: Australia is showing the way on social housing.
'No one wants to sit by the fat lady' - how obesity myths take hold
Sasha Borissenko says the personal choice narrative is hard to break
Sasha Borissenko: Industry pulling the strings? Nothing to see here, folks
Something's rotten in the state of Denmark.
The hidden reason why supermarket Coke is so cheap
There's a reason why stores can afford to sell it at such a low price
Sasha Borissenko: The loyalty cards tracking your almost every move
OPINION: A moment of silence for the million-odd Onecards scattered around NZ.
Sasha Borissenko: Supermarket reforms - is that it?
OPINION: New grocery code has fewer loosey-goosey contracts, but little else.
Sasha Borissenko: The tangled, weird world of GST food basket cases
Opinion: Who really bears the burden for GST in New Zealand?
What will putting supermarkets under the spotlight change?
OPINION: What can be done, legally, to prevent supermarkets ripping us off?
Chewing the Facts: 'It’s very easy to become obese in a country like New Zealand'
Is there more to the story than ‘calories in, calories out’?
Our fatness blind spot: Sasha Borissenko on how weight myths control our lives
Herald columnist reveals the personal story behind her new podcast
Sasha Borissenko: Political football fails youth offenders
OPINION: National, Labour, and Act appear to have lost their humanity in the process.
Sasha Borissenko: Duty lawyer pay rise - a win or slap in the face?
Criminal Bar Association treasurer says lawyers have been left to fend for themselves.
Sasha Borissenko: Why National’s crackdown on crime misses the mark
Opinion: Idea hordes of youths are doing horrific things is not matched by facts.
Sasha Borissenko: The lawyers getting the bulk of legal aid payments
Legal aid fees - who’s getting what.
Legal staff working a day a week free - law firms respond
Survey finds stark differences between firms.
Sasha Borissenko: No housing crisis for our well-off MPs
OPINION: The gifts and other interests disclosed by MPs revealed.
Sasha Borissenko: Budget 2023 falls painfully short of the Plain Language Act
What exactly does some of the language in the Budget mean?
Sasha Borissenko: Liquor sales decision increases heat on supermarkets
Analysis: Top court had little trouble distilling views on damage from 11pm booze sales.
Sasha Borissenko: A better way to deal with lawyers’ misconduct
Eight years passed from first incident to when lawyer was suspended for sexual harassment.
Sasha Borrisenko: How IRD was empowered to research the rich
Is passing law under urgency curtailing due process?
Sasha Borissenko: Will new rules address lobbying conflicts of interest?
A dive into the history of lobbying and where its future lies.
Sasha Borissenko: What’s behind the growing court delays?
For civil cases the average waiting time has almost doubled in the last five years.
Sasha Borissenko: Law firm 'disappointed' living wage instruction not followed
Analysis: Good living wage intentions can hit a hurdle when you're relying on others.
Tax and the blurred lines around 'business' expenses
Sasha Borissenko presents a tax guide for the self-employed.
Opinion: Free speech too convenient a justification for thinly disguised hate speech
Opinion: Posie Parker was allowed in by law but forced to leave by protesters.
Sasha Borissenko: Nash and conflict of interest: Where do you draw the line?
OPINION: Are rules on "close associates" or "mates" fit-for-purpose for a small country?
Sasha Borissenko: Gavel down on archaic ways as Law Society report finally out
Analysis: Amid legal scandals, perceived conflict of interest has long been a concern.
‘The presentation would have been more palatable had I been a man,' they said
The world has a way to go on women's rights, writes Sasha Borissenko.
Sasha Borissenko: Is the Employment Relations Act fit for purpose?
Former Calendar Girls dancers seeking official body that can vet strip club contracts.
Sasha Borissenko: Will a draft law end up protecting subbies if the construction sector dives?
The progress being made to ensure construction sector subcontractors get paid.
Stunning turnaround: Technology helps $130m liquidated development
A construction success story.
Sasha Borissenko: Is enough being done to combat 'hate speech'?
Little data exists around reporting abuse that falls short of criminal activity.
Sasha Borissenko: Now That’s What I Call Legislation Vol. 2
Part 2 of the best bills and laws of 2022, from pill-poppers to plan English.
Sasha Borissenko: ‘Now that’s what I call legislation vol. 1′
Best bills and laws of 2022.
Sasha Borissenko: Legal winners and losers of 2022
Opinion: New mums, high-profile scientists, gutsy workers among the year's winners.
Sasha Borissenko: Anti-vax unrest a study in perspective
Imagine if some in the anti-vax brigade put the same energy into ending sexism and racism.
Sasha Borissenko: ‘Merry *eyeroll* Christmas, worker bees’
What your boss really meant to say in their ‘season’s greetings’ email.
Sasha Borissenko: Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote?
The Supreme Court puts the issue in play.
Sasha Borissenko: Ripping the living wage bandaid off
A living wage for the hospitality sector is a step in the right direction.
Sasha Borissenko: Will NZ Uber drivers' legal win lead to broader change?
A small group of New Zealand Uber drivers were ruled to be employees.
Sasha Borissenko: Kiribati's attempt to shed colonial past leaves it judgeless
Controversy over suspensions in Kiribati.
Sasha Borissenko: Strange UK laws you've probably broken
A list of some of the peculiar laws to come out of the motherland.
Sasha Borissenko: The Queen's death is a polarising moment
Debates are raging over being a republic, the public holiday and the role of the royals.
Sasha Borissenko: Life inside 'law school culture'
Looking back at my own experiences when feminism wasn't yet in one's consciousness.
The living-wage debate: Are law firms playing by the book?
Some firms claim they pay a living wage but they're not accredited. Does it matter?
'Creeps' beware: NZ university bans intimate relationships between staff and students
Bad news for creeps, but how far does uni ban go?
Sasha Borissenko: How law firms responded to living wage push
Group says not just junior lawyers but contractors like cleaners should be included.
Sasha Borissenko: 'Journalism is the court of last resort'
Have we reached a point of law-saga fatigue?
What happened at Morrison Kent? Law firm review kept from public
Insiders say the report has not been distributed to all staff either.
Sasha Borissenko: From whisky to Covid-19 face masks - the gifts MPs got
A look at what gifts our MPs have received in the 2021-22 year and shares they own.
Sasha Borissenko: I asked big law firms about pay rises. This is what they said
Who's getting a pay rise?
Sasha Borissenko: Behind the High Court's ruling on suspended lawyer
Court had reservations about a tribunal's reliance on the 'laddish culture'.
Sasha Borissenko: The rise and rise of justice delayed
The 20 working-day time-limit requirement for OIAs is excruciating.
Sasha Borissenko: A history of abortion in NZ - and where to now?
How a Twitter account led to the overturning of Roe v Wade.
Sasha Borissenko: What 'wellbeing in the workplace'?
The tokenistic email that can only make you roll your eyes.
Will the Law Society make the changes it has pledged to tackle?
A review is being undertaken seven years after the Russell McVeagh incidents.
Sasha Borissenko: A look at prisoners' rights - and earnings
OPINION: There have been moves to raise the minimum wage for prisoners.
Sasha Borissenko: More for legal aid, but still 'oily rag' rates
What Budget 2022 has delivered for a system in crisis.
Sasha Borissenko: How the first Crown-funded electric ferry deal was done
The contract has been a complex arrangement.
Sasha Borissenko: What Depp v Heard trial and Roe v Wade case say about progress for women
Despite the advent of #MeToo, it appears it's a case of one step forwards, two steps back.
Sasha Borissenko: Cutting through the workplace lingo
The phrases that are mandatory if you want to thrive in the corporate world.
Opinion: Grounded Kiwis' legal victory - and what's next
Lawyers banded together in a pro bono effort to help Grounded Kiwis
Sasha Borissenko: 'Work to rule' clause provoking strike action
OPINION: The health system was already under pressure well before the pandemic.
Sasha Borissenko: Goodbye to academic who fought to reduce fat stigma
She was loved by many and her academic work was recognised internationally.
Sasha Borissenko: How Dr Moana Jackson changed Pākehā hearts and minds
Remembering "a gentle giant, fierce advocate and great legal revolutionaries".
Nearly 80 per cent of complaints against lawyers not upheld, report reveals
The Law Society is working on way to improve the timeliness of its complaints' process.