by PETER GRACE
Hillary and Peter Kieft’s petition to Parliament asking for a change in parental notification law has been forwarded to the Justice and Electoral Select Committee for consideration.
Wanganui MP Chester Borrows told NZ Catholic that that is part of the normal process for such a petition.
Mr Borrows said the chair of the committee had told him that the committee had called for advice from the Privacy Commissioner, which they will expect to consider at their next meeting (June 18).
“I would expect that they would call Hillary Kieft to come before the committee and present to the committee, and probably seek Ministry of Justice advice,” he said.
Then further down the track the committee would come to a decision.
The Privacy Act as it stands allows for information about a young girl’s pregnancy to be withheld from parents if the girl doesn’t want them to be told.

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