Legal Challenge

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:

Court Documents