New Zealand Law Society - Recent submissions

Recent submissions

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The Law Society recently filed submissions on:

  • New Zealand’s 2013/14 Universal Periodic Review by the United Nations Human Rights Council;
  • Government Communications Security Bureau and Related Legislation Amendment Bill;
  • Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Bill;
  • Electronic Transactions (Contract Formation) Amendment Bill;
  • Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993: Review Panel Discussion Document;
  • Exposure Draft INS0122 – foreign tax credits;
  • Exposure Draft INS0125 – shareholder decision-making rights;
  • Financial Markets Conduct Bill – Supplementary Order Paper 220: letter to the Minister of Commerce;
  • Real Estate Agents Act Consultation: NZICA Exemption Request;
  • Import and Export of Gametes and Embryos: background paper for stakeholder discussion; and
  • Exposure Draft ED0152, The Commissioner of Inland Revenue’s Search Powers.

The Law Society recently addressed the following select committees:

  • The Law and Order Select Committee on 26 June, on the Telecommunications Interception Bill; and
  • The Intelligence and Security Committee on 2 July, on the GCSB and Related Legislation Amendment Bill.

The submissions are available at

Coming Up

The Law Society is currently preparing submissions on numerous bills and government discussion documents. Members are welcome to contribute comments on these. For a full list of deadlines and details about how to participate, visit For more information on NZLS law reform activities, contact

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