Thursday, April 25, 2024

David Farrar: High Court quashes Waitangi Tribunal summons

The Herald reports:

The High Court has ruled Children’s Minister Karen Chhour cannot be compelled to appear before the Waitangi Tribunal.

In a just-released decision, Justice Andru Isac granted the Crown’s application for judicial review, setting aside the summons issued by the tribunal.

This is a very good decision. The Waitangi Tribunal was basically making a power play that has failed.

An issue for the future is what to do with institutions that behave more like political activists than neutral bodies. The Human Rights Commission has many people wanting them to be scrapped as they often look like a hard left activist group.

David Farrar runs Curia Market Research, a specialist opinion polling and research agency, and the popular Kiwiblog where this article was sourced. He previously worked in the Parliament for eight years, serving two National Party Prime Ministers and three Opposition Leaders.


Anonymous said...

Finally, a very sensible and appropriate decision that restores some (only) faith in our judiciary.

Anonymous said...

Why should it be so hard to get rid of organisations hostile to this nation?

Allan said...

So, not only are they extremely biased and expensive, they are also ineffectual.
Time for them to find jobs that contribute to the country's GDP.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...Why should it be so hard to get rid of organisations hostile to this nation?

because life would be poor nasty brutish and short without a government. apparently.

there is much to be said about an organisations existence which brings about its ongoing existence...

Grumpy said...

We can welcome the Judge's decision, but I suggest that Minister Chhour (our own Save The Children advocate) has just been allowed a short reprieve.
She will most certainly need some solid support over this issue.
For now, at least we can all see for ourselves how some organisations, like the Waitangi Tribunal, are actually not interested in the plight of our most unfortunate youngsters, instead they are blinded by racial/cultural bias.
Frankly, they and their ilk disgust me.