- New Zealand Law Commission
For other uses, see 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
New Zealand's Law Commission was established in 1986 by the Law Commission Act 1985. 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.
The Commissioners of the Law Commission are:
- Hon Justice Sir Grant Hammond KNZM
- Dr Warren Young 
- Professor John Burrows QC 
- George Tanner QC
- Val Sim
- Professor Geoffrey McLay
Recent major work of the Commission includes:
- Reporting on streamlining the formal government inquiry system by replacing Royal Commissions of Inquiry with public inquiries 
- Identifying old and obsolete legislation for repeal or consolidation 
- Calling for the repeal of sedition laws 
- Reviewing the Civil List Act 1979
- Reviewing New Zealand’s liquor laws
The Law Commission has a staff of 32 and a budget of approximately NZ$4.3 million.
- ^ "Short Title and commencement". Law Commission Act 1985. Section 1.
- ^ "Functions". Law Commission Act 1985. Section 5.
- ^ http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/new+law+commissioner+expert+criminals+victims+and+courts
- ^ http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/new+appointment+law+commission
- ^ Bingham, Eugene (27 May 2008). "Call to streamline formal inquiry system". The New Zealand Herald. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10512666. Retrieved 12 September 2011.
- ^ Koubaridis, Andrew (31 May 2008). "Weird old laws can still trap the unwary". The New Zealand Herald. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1/story.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10513619. Retrieved 12 September 2011.
- ^ "Lawyers call for abolition of sedition laws". The New Zealand Herald. 5 April 2007. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/category/story.cfm?c_id=171&objectid=10432813. Retrieved 12 September 2011.
- ^ "Review of Civil List Act 1979". Law Commission. 29 July 2008. http://www.lawcom.govt.nz/ProjectGeneral.aspx?ProjectID=140. Retrieved 2008-09-16. [dead link]
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