Judith Collins is blunt in explaining why she wants a second opinion on the report on compensation for David Bain.
She says the retired Canadian judge’s report appears to contain assumptions based on incorrect facts, and shows a misunderstanding of New Zealand law.
The Justice Minister has asked for a peer review into the report by Justice Ian Binnie.
Judith Collins says the report lacks a robustness of reasoning used to justify its conclusions.
Since she told him she wasn’t happy, Justice Binnie has provided her with two revised versions of his report.
The minister says seeking a second opinion was not a decision she made lightly, but justice needs to be done, and a proper process undertaken.
It will be fascinating to see the original report, the revised reports and the peer review report. I’m hoping they will all be released.Tags: David Bain, Judith Collins