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Chief Executive of Social Development v L

High Court Wellington
  • 10 September 2018
  • [2018] NZHC 2528

Ministry of Social Development were using fake names for difficult clients whose cases go to benefits review committees. Judgment of Collins J concludes there is an “absolute prohibition on statutory decision-makers using false names and signatures in the absence of express statutory authority allowing such conduct.”


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