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9:04 am, November 13th, 2015 - 13 comments
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In the case taken to our Courts last September to force Groser to compy with a Law of New Zealand (and at cost to the taxpayer through having to defend him) Justice Collins said of the Official Information Act:
the Act plays a significant role in New Zealand’s constitutional and democratic arrangements. It is essential the Act’s meaning and purpose is fully honoured by those required to consider the release of official information.”
BUT Tim Groser is above the law so:
In relation to Cabinet mandates, one of the categories requested, the Minister says the documents have been collated but no officials will be available to review them until after 5 February 2016 – conveniently the first date on which the TPPA can be signed following the expiry of President Obama’s 90-day notification to the US Congress of his intention to do so. Professor Kelsey notes there is no guarantee when or if any of those documents will actually be released.”
Choosing that date is stupid, arrogant o rboth. This is going back to Court, and the coincidence of that date will NOT be lost on the Judge.
Groser is SO certain the TPP is a GREAT deal for NZ he is doing everything he can to hide the evidence of it from us all. We cannot participate in our democracy when it is hidden from us.