Crown Law defends Groser's inaction on TPP OIA request

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 28 Sep 2015

By Pattrick Smellie Sept. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The Crown Law Office faced questions in the Wellington High Court from a judge keen to understand why Trade Minister Tim Groser dismissed an Official Information Act request for the confidential texts of Trans-Pacific Partnership trade and investment pact negotiations, without closely investigating the documents. Justice David Collins quizzed deputy solicitor-general Virginia Hardy, appearing for Groser in a claim for a declaratory judgement on the reach of the OIA led by TPP opponent and Univ...

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