Cabinet Updated On David Bain’s Application
23 January 2013 Media
Cabinet Updated On
David Bain’s Application
Cabinet has been
updated on Mr Bain’s application for compensation for
wrongful conviction and imprisonment at its meeting today,
says Justice Minister Judith Collins.
“I have updated my
colleagues on the status of Mr Bain’s application. Cabinet
has not made any decision on the next steps for the
“As Mr Bain’s application falls outside
the Cabinet guidelines, Mr Bain has no entitlement to
compensation. Any decision regarding compensation is
entirely at Cabinet’s discretion,” Ms Collins
When a decision on next steps is made, there will be
a further announcement regarding the process and timeframe
for consideration of the
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Denniston Announcement: Coal Mine Gains Access Approval
Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith today announced his approval under the Crown Minerals Act for an access agreement for Bathurst Resources for its Escarpment Mining Project on the Denniston Plateau, near Westport.
“This approval is for an open-cast mine on 106 hectares of the 2026 hectares that comprise the Denniston Plateau. This area is not National Park, nor Conservation Park nor does it have any particular reserve status...
“The loss of conservation values is compensated by a $22 million package by Bathurst Resources. This will fund pest and predator control over 25,000 hectares of the Heaphy River catchment in the Kahurangi National Park, 4,500 hectares on and around the Denniston Plateau, as well as for historic projects on the Plateau itself. This is More>>