What the latest Official Information Act request shows us is a National Party who were told almost a dozen times that the Human Rights Review Tribunal was too underfunded to function.
After reading the papers my thoughts are that we have only begun to comprehend the damage to the social infrastructure 9 years of National has caused to gain their budget surpluses.
The OIA papers show that the National Government were warned a dozen times about the budgetary pressures the HRRT caseload were causing and they were given multiple opportunities and solutions to ease that pressure.
We instead have been left with a Human Rights Review Tribunal that is so underfunded it can’t prosecute the State for abuses of power. I am still awaiting my case against the failed Police Nicky Hager raid in 2014, despite the Privacy Commissioner Investigation concluding Police had not only breached my privacy but my civil rights as well.
“Justice delayed is justice denied and when it’s against the state, how else is the individual to fight back?”