The only gaffe is Richard Worth's
04 April 2004
The only gaffe is Richard
Poor Richard Worth. The National MP notes
the Judicial Matters Bill, reported back from select
committee yesterday, contains no reference to judicial
appointments. He appears, however, to have completely missed
a discussion document released only three days earlier,
which invites public opinions on the possibility of a
Judicial Appointments Commission.
"I have forwarded a
copy to him, and look forward to his learned comment on it,"
said Attorney General Margaret Wilson.
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Gordon Campbell: On The New Pike River Agency (And The Air Strike Wing)
Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation – has never dealt honestly, or fairly, with them.
Finally, yesterday’s announcement by the Ardern government that a new state agency will be set up to assess and plan the manned re-entry to the mine (on a set timetable) goes a long way to meeting the families’ remaining request: that they be enabled, if at all possible, to bury their loved ones. More>>