Have your say on changes to the Courts and Tribunals System

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

The aims of the Tribunals Powers and Procedures Legislation Bill, and the Courts Matters Bill, are to promote modern, efficient, and effective courts and tribunals system.Media Release
Organisation: Justice Committee
For release: 30 November 2017

Have your say on changes to the Courts and Tribunals System

The aims of the Tribunals Powers and Procedures Legislation Bill, and the Courts Matters Bill, are to promote modern, efficient, and effective courts and tribunals system.

The main aims of the bills are to:
• reduce the time it takes to hear and resolve matters and to improve users’ experience of the courts and tribunals system;
• enable greater use of modern technology to further improve efficiency, effectiveness, and timeliness;
• simplify and standardise statutory powers and procedures to improve productivity and efficiency;
• provide better consumer protection and redress, and greater access to justice
Parliament’s Justice Committee will now be considering the two bills. Committee chairperson Raymond Huo encourages people with views on the legislation to share these with the committee. “It’s important that we hear the public’s views on these bills so that we can make well-informed decisions about what, if any, changes that are necessary to improve them.”

Tell the Justice Committee what you think about these bills
Send your submission on either of the bills by midnight on 16 February 2018 using the links below.
Tribunals Powers and Procedures Legislation Bill
Courts Matters Bill

For more details about the bill:
• Read the full content of the bills
Tribunals Powers and Procedures Legislation Bill
Courts Matters Bill
• Get more details about the bills
Tribunals Powers and Procedures Legislation Bill
Courts Matters Bill

ENDS

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