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New Zealand Bill of Rights doesn't apply to British monarchy
The Crown Law Office has published its section 7 report under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act. The analysis is startling in its absence:
The rules that govern succession are historically and politically complex. They are inapt for detailed Bill of Rights Act scrutiny.Blogger No Right Turn rightly describes this as cop-out. Republican Movement constitutional advisor, Dean Knight describes this as a student answering a law question with a "this hurts my brain" response (Dean must've been marking papers again!).
This is a really surprising response from Crown Law. I was expecting a "yes it's discriminatory but we're removing some of the discrimination." But that would've highlighted the fact that there's still discrimination against "Papists" (the actual term used by the Parliamentary Library in their research note on the Royal Succession Bill) - hardly what the monarchists want out there.