Greg King a huge loss to New Zealand
Greg King a
huge loss to New Zealand
David Shearer extends his sincerest sympathies to the family
of lawyer Greg King, who died yesterday.
"Greg had one of
this country's finest legal brains. There wouldn't be many
New Zealanders who hadn't heard of him.
"While most would
know him for his high profile high court work, Greg also
represented employment, family law and civil law
"He has also made a huge contribution to raising
the profile of the legal profession.
death at such a young age is a tragedy. It will leave a huge
gap, and my deepest sympathies go to his wife Catherine,
children Pippa and Millie, their family and friends," David
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On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney
Ridiculous reported comments on RNZ this morning by Trade Minister Tim Groser, as he sought to dampen down concerns about the leaked draft of the IP chapter of ther Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations. According to Groser, ‘extreme’ positions are common at the outset of negotiations, and these get whittled down over the course of negotiations. Fine.
Except that we’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations.
Still, Groser did promise that the cost of medicines would not rise as a result of the TPP trade deal. Great. But this is not what politicians in other countries are saying. More>>