Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

NEWSFLASH: Lange Defamation Decision Referred Back

Scoop understands the appeal of former PM David Lange to the Privy Council in his defamation action against North and South magazine has been delivered in London.

The appeal is against a ruling of the New Zealand Court of Appeal – which upheld an earlier decision of (now) Chief Justice Sian Elias – on the establishment of a new defence of “political comment”.

Decisions in the Australia the US and Canada have already established and developed the defence but English and New Zealand courts have slower on the uptake of the defence.

Scoop understands that the effect of the Law Lords judgement today is to refer the matter back to the Court of Appeal.

Scoop will update with an explanation of what this is all likely to mean for loudmouth political commentators as soon as more information comes to hand…

(continuing…)

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

27-29 Sept: Social Enterprise World Forum Live Blog

1600+ delegates from more than 45 countries have came together to share wisdom, build networks and discuss how to create a more sustainable future using social enterprise as a vehicle. Attending the Forum were social enterprise practitioners, social entrepreneurs, policy makers, community leaders, investors, activists, academics and more from across the globe... More>>

HiveMind Report: A Universal Basic Income For Aotearoa NZ

Results from this HiveMind suggests that an overwhelming majority of Kiwis believe that due to changing circumstances and inefficiencies in the current system, we need a better system to take care of welfare of struggling members in our society. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Hivemind: Medical Cannabis - Co-Creating A Policy For Aotearoa

Welcome to the fourth and final HiveMind for Scoop’s Opening the Election campaign for 2017. This HiveMind explores the question: what would a fair, humane and safe Medical Cannabis policy look like for Aotearoa, NZ in 2018? More>>

ALSO:

Lyndon Hood: Notes On National’s Election Campaign, In Poem Form

Nationyl’s bitumen-ing / As they du du / Seed groweth / River floweth / Then ‘dozer drives thru / Highway ensu. More>>