Questions: Tanya Jacob and David Hines Human Rights Appeal

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    Kate asks

    Your article on Spinoff dated 4/4/17 makes it sound like you plan to raise a lawsuit against the HRC or the schools. Have you actually done that? Have you used any of these funds yet and if so, for what?

    I'm in total support of your cause, but would like more information about your progress. Thanks! KW

    on 07 Apr 2017

    • David Hines & Tanya Jacob

      David Hines & Tanya Jacob

      We lodged a claim to the Human Rights Review Tribunal on October 13 2017, asking them to rule that parts of the Education Acts 1964 and 1989 are inconsistent with the Bill of Rights Act.

      We hope to file our evidence early next week.

      We've only spent about $1000 so far. That was for court fees and lawyer fees connected with joining Jeff McClintock's case, which has now finished.. We will pay more solicitors fees next week.

      Our big costs will be when our case gets to the Tribunal, and we will have to pay our counsel's fees. That coiuld be later this year, or several years away.

      If we win our Tribunal case, it will be referred to Parliament to see if they will change these laws. There could be an appeal to the High Court before Parliament gets to deal with it.

      We could face some lobbying costs, getting support for it in parliament.

      Our timetable with the Tribunal could be set in a month or two. Till then, we are biting our nails.

      We will be getting substantial donations from a supportive organisation.

      Thanks for asking. I've been so busy chasing evidence and getting legal info that I've neglected to keep this page up to date.

      David Hines 7 April 2017

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