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Council: “Test and Retest” Privacy Rules

INFORMATION ACCESS—NEW ZEALAND

September 12, 2013

The Early Childhood Council is asking journalists to "test and retest" the Teachers Council Disciplinary Tribunal’s privacy rules, The New Zealand Herald reports. The Teachers Council is reviewing the rules following a finding by Parliament’s Regulation Review Committee, prompting comments by the Early Childhood Council’s Peter Reynolds indicating he has no faith in the Teachers Council conducting its own review, the report states. Reynolds has said teachers’ disciplinary proceedings should be open to the public unless “a very compelling reason” exists for the proceedings to be closed.
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