Things that make me go hmm

The Commerce Act 1986 has an interesting section, Clause 27:

27 Contracts, arrangements, or understandings substantially lessening competition prohibited. Quote.

(1) No person shall enter into a contract or arrangement, or arrive at an understanding, containing a provision that has the purpose, or has or is likely to have the effect, of substantially lessening competition in a market.

(2) No person shall give effect to a provision of a contract, arrangement, or understanding that has the purpose, or has or is likely to have the effect, of substantially lessening competition in a market.

(3) Subsection (2) applies in respect of a contract or arrangement entered into, or an understanding arrived at, whether before or after the commencement of this Act.

(4) No provision of a contract, whether made before or after the commencement of this Act, that has the purpose, or has or is likely to have the effect, of substantially lessening competition in a market is enforceable. End Quote.

Commerce Act 1986

THE GUIDELINES IN FULL SIGNED BY ACCREDITED NZ MEDIA ORGANISATIONS: Quote.

We agree that the following protocol will apply to our outlets’ coverage and reportage of the trial:

  • We shall, to the extent that is compatible with the principles of open justice, limit any coverage of statements, that actively champion white supremacist or terrorist ideology
  • For the avoidance of doubt the commitment set out at (a) shall include the accused’s manifesto document.
  • We will not broadcast or report on any message, imagery, symbols or signals (including hand signals) made by the accused or his associates promoting or supporting white supremacist ideology.
  • Where the inclusion of such signals in any images is unavoidable, the relevant parts of the image shall be pixellated.
  • To the greatest extent possible, the journalists that are selected by each of the outlets to cover the trial will be experienced personnel.
  • These guidelines may be varied at any time, subject to a variation signed by all parties.
  • This Protocol shall continue in force indefinitely.

The statement was signed by Media Freedom Committee chair Miriyana Alexander, John Gillespie (TVNZ), Shayne Currie (NZME), Mark Stevens (Stuff), Paul Thompson (RNZ) and Hal Crawford (Mediaworks). End quote.

Stuff


The Commerce Commission oversees compliance with the Commerce Act 1986. Their website says: Quote.

Make a complaint
If you think a business or person isn’t complying with one of the laws we enforce, you can make a complaint to us.

Make a complaint now
Alternatively you can call us on 0800 943 600 or email [email protected] End quote.

Commerce Commission

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