Groser's 'blanket approach' in turning down Kelsey's OIA requests on TPPA not lawful, court rules

Jonathan Underhill
Mon, 12 Oct 2015

By Jonathan Underhill Oct. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Trade Minister Tim Groser had no lawful basis to withhold information about the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement requested under the Official Information Act made by Jane Kelsey, a high-profile opponent of the trade deal. Justice David Collins quashed Groser's decision on six of the seven categories of documents requested by Kelsey and directed the minister to reconsider her request, according to his judgment in the High Court at Wellington. Kelsey was joined by Consumer NZ, Ngati Kahungun...

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