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Ngaronoa v Attorney-General - [2019] 1 NZLR 289

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Supreme Court of New Zealand Wellington
SC 102/2017; [2018] NZSC 123
26 March; 14 December 2018
Elias CJ, William Young, Glazebrook, O’Regan and Ellen France JJ
Elections and polls — Parliamentary elections — Whether legislation disqualifying all prisoners from voting valid — Whether legislation contrary to reserved provision — Whether restricted from amending provision without special majority — Legislative history — New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, ss 6 and 12(a).
Constitutional law — Elections — Right to vote — Whether legislation disqualifying all prisoners from voting valid — Whether legislation contrary to reserved provision — Whether restricted from amending provision — New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, ss 6 and 12(a).
Constitutional law — New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 — Application of s 6 — Whether applied to manner and form provisions — Whether necessary that reading of statute be inconsistent with protected right — Whether meaning most supportive of protected right always to be preferred — Observation — New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, s 6.

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