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Health lawyer: Covid mandates review is a political tactic

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Publish Date
Mon, 21 Mar 2022, 7:17am
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Health lawyer: Covid mandates review is a political tactic

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 21 Mar 2022, 7:17am

The Government's review of our Covid mandates is being described as a political tactic.

Cabinet meets today to discuss whether the current rules should be eased over the coming weeks.

Mandates, vaccine passes and the traffic light framework are all expected to be on the agenda.

Buddle Findlay Employment and Health Lawyer Sheridan Cook told Kate Hawkesby the timing is questionable, given our hospitalisation rate is still so high.

“I think it’s a response to the recent New Zealand Defence Force and Police High Court decision. When that decision came out which overturned mandates, my view is that the Government either needed to appeal that decision or it needed to abolish the other mandates.”

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