liability

New German GMO Liability Law Carries Lessons for NZ

Germany’s approach to setting new GMO liability law provides an important example for New Zealand, states a paper released today by the Sustainability Council. The German Government has sought to …
3 July 2006|Topics: , ,

Germany’s Liability Law for GMO Cultivation

Germany’s approach to setting new GMO liability law provides an important example for New Zealand, states a paper released today by the Sustainability Council. The German Government has sought to …
3 July 2006|Topics: , ,

Foreign Affair’s Stance on GM Liability Provokes Laughter at Talks

New Zealand negotiators at a conference on liability for GMOs have effectively proposed that the four year programme to develop an international liability regime should aim at agreeing no …
31 May 2005|Topics: , , ,

Contaminated Land—Pass the Parcel

A massive transfer of liability to innocent parties is set to take place unless Government puts new measures in place to fund cleanup of contaminated sites. MFE estimates that the …

Innocent Property Owners Set to Pay for Contamination Cleanups

The Ministry for the Environment (MFE) is paving the way for property owners to be forced to pay for the cleanup of contamination that they did not know about …

HSNO (Approvals and Enforcement) Amendment Bill

Submission to the Education and Science Select Committee with respect to HSNO (Approvals and Enforcement) Amendment Bill. Read the document here.

Financial Accountability for Hazardous Substances

Sixteen years after Government first determined to bring together coherent regulations for hazardous substances, effective financial accountability for harm caused by these substances remains limited.  While Government has committed to the …
7 December 2004|Topics: , ,

Risk of Massive Transfer of Liability for Contaminated Land Clean-up

A massive transfer of liability to innocent parties is set to take place unless Government puts new measures in place to fund cleanup of contaminated sites. MFE estimates that the …

Financial Fitness Should be Requirement for GM Release

Developers applying to release GM organisms will face fewer compulsory checks on their financial fitness than a bank would make on someone looking for a mortgage on their home, …
29 September 2003|Topics: , ,