A Constitutional Moment

[2017] NZLJ 382

2 Pages Posted: 29 Dec 2018

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Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law

Date Written: December 2017


In 2017 an event of constitutional importance occurred in New Zealand. The Auditor-General, an officer of Parliament with similar protection against dismissal of a High Judge, left office in circumstances of some constitutional dubiety. This short article describes the events and raises issues concerning them.

JEL Classification: K00, K10, K19, K39

Suggested Citation

Palmer QC, Sir Geoffrey, A Constitutional Moment (December 2017). [2017] NZLJ 382. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3300508 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3300508

Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC (Contact Author)

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law ( email )

PO Box 600
Wellington, 6140
New Zealand

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