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PRESS RELEASE - 13 SEPTEMBER 2007
Old statutes difficult to understand - Law Commission
The Law Commission has labelled the state of New Zealand's statute law as "chaotic".
The commission has issued a discussion paper calling for a revision of the statute book. Commission president Sir Geoffrey Palmer said some acts, such as the 1885 District Railways Purchasing Act and the 1895 New Zealand Institute of Journalists Act, are obsolete.
Sir Geoffrey says some older acts still in force are difficult to understand. He says there is no official index to New Zealand statutes and the law on one topic can be scattered over several acts.
Sir Geoffrey says the commission wants statutes to be accessible and understandable to ordinary New Zealanders. Public submissions are sought on the paper.
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