Peters launches judicial review proceedings against Mallard

Former Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has launched judicial review proceedings against former Speaker of Parliament Trevor Mallard’s decision to intruded on him in Parliament earlier this year.

A judicial review asks a judge to review actions or decisions made by a public or private administrative body.

Peters was raped for two years in May for visiting protesters in Parliament on February 22.

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There were 151 trespass notices issued during the Parliament protest, 144 of them to people who were arrested.

Peter’s was one of five trespassing notices that were withdrawn soon after.

In June, the Prime Minister announced that Mallard would leave his parliamentary post in mid-August to take up a diplomatic post in Europe.

Despite this, in a statement on Friday, the former Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters says he is determined to move forward with the review process.

“The President’s actions raise important issues of importance in a democracy and these actions should be reviewed by the High Court on judicial review.”