Government action unlawful in Unitec case

[Imported from Whale Oil Beef Hooked on Blogger]

The Government has broken not one but several laws in it’s attempt to block a Polytechnic becoming a University.

Justice Forrest Miller, at the High Court in Wellington, ruled that the Government acted unlawfully in its handling of Unitec’s 1999 university application, breaching:

* The Bill of Rights Act, 1688;

* The New Zealand Bill of Rights Act, 1990; and

* The rules of natural justice.

Justice Miller put Social Development and Employment Minister Steve Maharey in the firing line in his judgment.

So the Minister for Smarm has again incurred significant cost to the tax-payer through it’s arrogant, we know best attitude.


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