New Zealand Law Commission


New Zealand Law Commission
Law Commission
Te Aka Matua O Te Ture
Agency overview
Formed 1986
Headquarters Level Level 19, 171 Featherston St, Wellington, New Zealand
Employees 32
Annual budget $4.3m
Agency executives Hon Justice Sir Grant Hammond, President
Brigid Corcoran, Manager
Website
lawcom.govt.nz

New Zealand's Law Commission was established in 1986 by the Law Commission Act 1985.[1] The Commission is a Crown Entity under the Crown Entities Act 2004.

The purpose of the Law Commission as set out in its founding legislation is to review and make recommendations for the improvement of the law of New Zealand and to advise on how to make the law as understandable and accessible as practicable.[2]

Contents

Commissioners

The Commissioners of the Law Commission are:

Projects

Recent major work of the Commission includes:

  • Reporting on streamlining the formal government inquiry system by replacing Royal Commissions of Inquiry with public inquiries [5]
  • Identifying old and obsolete legislation for repeal or consolidation [6]
  • Calling for the repeal of sedition laws [7]
  • Reviewing the Civil List Act 1979[8]
  • Reviewing New Zealand’s liquor laws

Operations

The Law Commission has a staff of 32 and a budget of approximately NZ$4.3 million.

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