Article Title:Name-heavy Ellis petition to be presented tomorrow
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:23rd June 2003 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:1906
Text:A retired high court judge is among the latest of the high-profile figures to sign the Peter Ellis petition, which will be presented to Parliament by National MPs Katherine Rich and Don Brash tomorrow. Many of the female creche workers who lost their jobs or were arrested during the abuse controversy will be at the presentation also, along with author Lynley Hood, whose book on the Ellis case sparked the petition calling for a Royal Commission of Inquiry. Other petition signatories include former Prime Ministers David Lange and Mike Moore, and many senior members of the legal profession, in addition to an as yet unnamed high court judge who was on the bench during the years of the Ellis trial and subsequent unsuccessful appeals. Ellis is pleased that his former co-workers will be at Parliament tomorrow, but will not be attending the presentation himself, saying that he has never met Rich or Brash and wouldn't want people to think that he was driving the petition.    
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