Monday, October 30, 2006

More On Labour's Unlawful Spending

On the blog site 'Public Address', Jim Evans, Emeritus Professor of Law at Auckland University, comments on the ruling of the Auditor General on Labour's and other political parties' election spending.,

In Praise of the Auditor-General

"Not only did the Auditor-General get the law right, he acted with sense and courage in a difficult situation.

Let me return briefly to the retrospective legislation. If any Member of Parliament or party disagreed with the Auditor-General's report it was open to them to test the issue in the courts. That the Labour Party promoted, and other parties supported, retrospective legislation to validate expenditure the Auditor-General had held unlawful was appalling."

Enough said.

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