On the 28th of September, the Wellington High Court heard an urgent application for judicial review of Trade Minister Tim Groser’s decision to decline a request for documents under the Official Information Act.
The string of documents related to the TPP and were requested by Professor Jane Kelsey. Consumer NZ, Ngati Kahungunu, Oxfam, Greenpeace, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, and the Tertiary Education Union also joined the application.
The Minister was required to reconsider a number of refusals letter being sent in response. However, the adequacy of his response is currently being challenged:
- Memorandum – Application for Consequential or Subsequent Orders (13 November 2015)
- Minute (No. 6) – Acknowledging the Memo (13 November 2015)
- Letter of Reconsideration (9 November 2015)
- Kelsey v The Minister of Trade (Decision, 13 October 2015)
- Respondent Submissions (23 September 2015)
- Applicant Submissions (15 September 2015)
- Statement of Defence (4 September 2015)
- Statement of Claim (5 August 2015)
- Chief Ombudsman’s Final Opinion (29 July 2015)
- OIA Response from Minister (27 February 2015)
- Affidavit 1 (Professor Kelsey)
- Affidavit 2 (Professor Kelsey)
- Affidavit in Response (Professor Kelsey)