Attorney-General David Parker announced on Wednesday an inquiry would be held into Operation Burnham and related events in Afghanistan.
The CPTPP was signed in Santiago, Chile overnight.
Senior courts will soon be able to advise the Government that legislation is inconsistent with the Bill of Rights. The Government hopes it will add another check to Governmental power in New Zealand, but Thomas Coughlan reports this may just add bark to our ultimately toothless constitution. It doesn't hand ultimate power to the courts over Parliament, as some have hoped (or feared.)
The Government has shied away from reviewing law firm Russell McVeagh’s public contracts in the wake of serious allegations against some of their staff.
The Government has released the full text of the controversial CPTPP trade deal, along with a national interest analysis touting its importance in fighting growing protectionism around the world.
Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker has attempted to win over critics of the revived Trans Pacific Partnership free trade deal at a public meeting, arguing the Government has kept its promise on five “bottom lines”.
The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) has a lengthy name, and it was a lengthy process to get the rejigged deal across the line. What role did New Zealand play in convincing others to sign on, and what comes next?
1. Ticking off the to-do list
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her government successfully navigated their first few months on the world stage, with only a few bumps in the road. However, 2018 may present some early tests for Ardern and her team, as Sam Sachdeva writes.
New Zealand has confirmed it will join Australia in a World Trade Organisation complaint against Canada over allegedly “arbitrary and disadvantageous” treatment of wine imports.