Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


New Law Commission programme



Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Palmer
Law Commission

The President of the Law Commission, Sir Geoffrey Palmer, welcomed the new Law Commission programme today.

At a speech to the Council of the New Zealand Law Society, Sir Geoffrey outlined new projects that had been agreed to by the Minister of Justice, the Honourable Mark Burton, who is also Minister responsible for the Law Commission:

“I am very excited with the range of projects that the Commission is now engaged in. Some of them are of far reaching importance to New Zealand’s legal system”, Sir Geoffrey said.

Among the new projects for the Law Commission are:

- Accessibility of New Zealand Statute Law – Indexing and Arrangement;

- Sedition;

- Public Inquiries;

- Privacy;

- Simplification of criminal procedure;

- Continuing work reforming sentencing and parole;

- A unified tribunal framework.

Sir Geoffrey released the Terms of Reference for these inquiries.

“The privacy inquiry in particular comprises a large and important project covering many different aspects of the law, not just the Privacy Act 1993”.

“It is gratifying that the Law Commission has been given such a varied and important programme,” Sir Geoffrey concluded.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Thompson+ Clark, And Russia’s FIFA World Cup

Daily, the coalition government keeps running into examples of the toxic legacy left behind by National – and just as regularly, even the simple fixes are proving stubbornly difficult to enact. Take the case of the security firm Thompson + Clark, which has been employed – time and again - by state agencies over the past decade, to spy on (and provide security against) ordinary New Zealanders engaged in lawful forms of protest. More>>


HiveMind: Fair Enough? How Should New Zealanders Be Taxed?

Have Your Say! Scoop and PEP invite you to share your issues, ideas and perspectives on the NZ tax system with other New Zealanders using Scoop’s HiveMind tool. This Tax HiveMind is intended to complement and feed into the review being run by the Government-appointed Tax Working Group (TWG), which is looking at the fairness, balance and structure of the tax system with a 10-year time horizon. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The GCSB’s Security Hang-Up With Russia

So our GCSB has chimed in, alongside its British, Australian and US allies, with warnings about a “fresh wave” of Russian cyber attacks, although the warning has been curiously framed. More>>


PM's Europe Trip: CHOGM & Bilateral Meetings

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is in urope for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London and meetings with counterparts in Paris and Berlin. More>>


Hit And Run: AG Gives Approval For Inquiry

Attorney-General David Parker has today announced a Government Inquiry will be held into Operation Burnham and related events. The operation undertaken in Tirgiran Valley, Afghanistan, ... More>>


Addressing Climate Change: No New Offshore Exploration Permits

The Coalition Government is taking an important step to address climate change and create a clean, green and sustainable future for New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. More>>


Road Safety Summit: Actions To Improve Identified

The Local Government Road Safety Summit held last week identified actions that will lead to lasting changes to road safety in New Zealand, says Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter. More>>





Featured InfoPages