Today, the High Court in Wellington served a humiliating judicial slapdown for Trade Minister Tim Groser and his anti-democratic moves to hide the TPP text from the people of New Zealand.
Leading academic and campaigner Jane Kelsey, along with other groups including Greenpeace, had taken Groser to court after he refused to release documents concerning the shady deal under the Official Information Act.
The judge ruled that Groser’s actions were unlawful and a breach of his Ministerial responsibility.
We are now demanding that the New Zealand government release the full text immediately, so we can all see for ourselves what is in this deal. All the indications are that the TPP has been concocted solely for the benefit of foreign companies and their sharp-suited billionaires, not for t... Read more >