The government will ram through its draconian Electoral Finance Bill through Parliament by the end of next week – two months earlier than the Crown Law Office told the Wellington High Court.
Clearly they also lied to the High Court and do NOT want to have their program to remove our democratic rights subjected to legal examination…
That will mean that from January 1 all political groups and third parties in next year’s elections will be subject to restrictions in the bill, which the Human Rights Commission called “a dramatic assault on … cherished rights to freedom of expression and the right to participate in democratic elections.”
How do we feel about the phrase “regulated speech” people? You will not be permitted to criticise the government for a year out of every three without registering and returning proof of your spending.
Ok READ THIS:
It also means that the bill will most likely be law before the High Court has had a chance to decide whether it will determine if the law breaches the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act.
Labour does NOT WANT THEIR LEGISLATION EXAMINED TO SEE IF IT BREECHES THE BILL RIGHTS????
This is only one reasonable conclusion, they know damned well it craps all over the BOR act.
Meanwhile the media are breathlessly covering to dickheads punching eachother while this very bill is being debated.
Someone give the media a fiddle and some firelighters please.
What is the governments attidtude anyway?
Dr Cullen said on Wednesday that Parliament did not have to change its schedule in deference to the courts.
Says it all.