Law & Regulation

Rushed traffic light legislation 'constitutionally unsound'

Michael Andrew
Fri, 03 Dec 2021

Rushed traffic light legislation 'constitutionally unsound'
The law society has written to Chris Hipkin's expressing its concerns about the rushed covid-19 legislation. (Photo: Getty)
Michael Andrew
Fri, 03 Dec 2021
The process to implement the latest covid legislation was so unsound it risks undermining public trust and the success of the law itself, says the New Zealand Law Society.The New Zealand Law Society (NZLS) has written to covid-19 response minister Chris Hipkins expressing its concerns about the Covid-19 Response (Vaccinations) Legislation Act, which was passed under urgency last week.In a letter sent to the minister, law society president Tiana Epati wrote that the act was the most significant piece of amendment legislation since the principle...

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