Former brother drops judicial review against NZ Justice Minister

Former St John of God Brother and convicted abuser Bernard McGrath has dropped a judicial review bid against Justice Minister Judith Collins.

Australian authorities are trying to extradite McGrath from New Zealand to face 252 child sex charges.

He is currently on bail.

A Christchurch District Court judge put the final extradition decision in Ms Collins’s hands.

McGrath’s lawyers launched an application for a judicial review after Ms Collins refused to give them more time to make submissions.

But they sent their submissions to Ms Collins in July and withdrew the review application.

Ms Collins has said she will receive advice from officials and will carefully consider submissions.

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