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Legal Beagle: Submission on the counter-terrorism legislation bill (updated)

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  • Graeme Edgeler,

    Wow, the copy paste from Word really mucked up the formatting :-)

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 3215 posts Report Reply

  • Raymond A Francis,

    I am not a lawyer but…….
    You know what this means Graeme, so can I say I am glad you are on our side and yes it is all a bit of a dog's breakfast. Both the bill and the formatting.
    Still your points are all relevant.

    45' South • Since Nov 2006 • 578 posts Report Reply

  • linger, in reply to Graeme Edgeler,

    Automatic numbering in Word does suck. (presumably the sequence is supposed to be … 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, … 18, 19, 20, … 24, (still 24), 2-->25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, (ignore the blank line), 31, …)
    Proofing notes (mostly trivial):
    2 [=12]. "Has it proposed change arisen" --> "… its …" or "…the…"
    15. at first sight looks redundant, but from what follows, presumably means something like 'not only do the acts carried out fall short of the current definition of a terrorist act, but the acts attempted fall short of the definition of attempting to commit a terrorist act' (a distinction between planning and carrying a plan through to completion)?
    17. "it cover" --> "it covers"? (or is a modal verb missing?)
    22. "by including situation" --> "by including situations"?
    24. "creating Each offence should have its own section" --> "creating a new section for each offense"
    7 [=30]. "what is intended to be cover " --> "…covered"
    "threating" --> "threatening"
    33. "consider with" --> "consider within"

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1944 posts Report Reply

  • Graeme Edgeler, in reply to linger,

    Thanks! The numbering in word is fine. It's the copy paste that didn't work!

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 3215 posts Report Reply

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