Thursday, May 10, 2012

Baby walkers fail safety test

 Almost all baby walkers tested in a survey failed at least one safety test - a result child safety advocates say shows parents do not realise the danger their children could be in.
NZ Herald News:

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Lawyers fight TPP right to sue Government

"Sixty-one New Zealand lawyers are among signatories to an open letter to negotiators of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade talks calling for them to drop "investor-state" provisions which allow companies to sue governments directly over alleged breaches.

"They include retired Appeal Court justice Sir Ted Thomas; present and former MPs including Winston Peters, Meteria Turei, Andrew Little, Eugenie Sage, Laila Harre and former Speaker and Attorney-General Margaret Wilson; and a long list of legal academics."

Apparently it needs to come from New Zealand as most of the other negotiating countries have already got treaties with facilities allowing private companies to sue their government in "international" forums.


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