TPP activists claim refusal to release negotiating texts 'unlawful'

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 28 Sep 2015

By Pattrick Smellie Sept. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Ministers can't make blanket refusals to release documents under the Official Information Act without reviewing them first or by arguing the only information that could be made public would be “anodyne”, the High Court at Wellington has been told. Several organisations concerned at the secrecy surrounding negotiation of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade and investment agreement are seeking a declaration from the court that would require Trade Minister Tim Groser to reconsider earlier decisio...

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