The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled all decisions on the share sales are reviewable for consistency with Treaty obligations.
Not yet clear though if the actions have been deemed legal. More to come.
UPDATE: But it appears they have said the sale will not materially affect Govt’s ability to settle Treaty claims. Hence it looks like the Government can proceed.
Note this is based on tweets from those in court room.
Yes, a number of sources are saying the Maori Council have effectively lost.
The Government will be very relieved.Tags: Asset Sales, Maori Council, Supreme Court, water rights