They will try to ignore the order but legally think they will have to release them in the end. What a huge fuck up this has been from the start. You do NOT change a countries laws to appease corporate interests. Oh, what am I saying. The National government of John Key do whatever they choose to it appears.
Warner Bros is threatening that the Government’s release of confidential documents about the Hobbit union debate would be a “major disincentive” to future film-making in New Zealand. The New Zealand Ombudsman has ordered the Government to release documents about the deal it struck to ensure the Hobbit movies were made in the country. The government secured the three movies by changing employment laws and beefing up the tax rebate sweetener for the productions, resulting in an additional $25 million in incentives for Warner Bros. The documents, all of which opposed the 2010 unionisation attempt, include sensitive communications between Warner subsidiary New Line Cinemas, Peter Jackson’s Wingnut Films and government ministers.
But New Line warned this would affect future relations, objecting in a statement included in the ruling. “If the government is not willing to adequately protect this sensitive information from disclosure, this will operate as a major disincentive to motion picture studios as well as local and foreign talent – to utilise New Zealand as a location for future productions.”
So many ‘I’ statements I thought he was Holmes.
GO HERE TO HAVE A SAY.
These changes are dangerous. Parents need access to the courts without having to pay for legal mandates.
FFS, shall cover the budget tomorrow. it is just so exhausting the way john key so happily kicks the people who he knows will not vote for him. How John Key sees paperboys.