Updated: Harmful Digital Communications Bill
Updated: Harmful Digital Communications Bill
12 December 2013 | By  Rick Shera
The Harmful Digital Communications Bill would set up an Approved Agency to try, by “negotiation, mediation and persuasion” to deal with harmful material which is posted online..
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UAS, UAV, RPA , Drone – Call it what you will
UAS, UAV, RPA , Drone – Call it what you will
11 November 2013 | By  Karl Stolberger
Unmanned aircraft systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, remotely piloted aircraft, drones, call them what you will, whether it be a Global Hawk with a wingspan greater than a 737 or a small hexacopter bought over the internet, UAS are changing our lives...
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Trust Law Reform
Trust Law Reform
07 October 2013 | By  Ben Morrison
On 11 September 2013, the Commission’s report was tabled in Parliament. The report recommends replacement of the Trustee Act with a new Trusts Act. It outlines 51 specific recommendations for reform...
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Trans - Tasman Proceedings Act – another step towards a single economic market
Trans - Tasman Proceedings Act – another step towards a single economic market
02 October 2013 | By  Karl Stolberger  | Stephanie Nicolson
The Trans - Tasman Proceedings Act 2010 (TTPA) is scheduled to come fully into force on 11 October 2013. It implements the Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of Australia on Trans-Tasman Court Proceedings and Regulatory Enforcement (Agreement). Reciprocal legislation has been passed in Australia and is also scheduled to take effect from 11 October 2013.
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Law Reform for Government Surveillance - the GCSB and TICS Bills
Law Reform for Government Surveillance - the GCSB and TICS Bills
28 June 2013 | By  Rick Shera
Two important pieces of legislation are currently being debated before Parliament, each relating to the expansion of the government’s ability to carry out surveillance on New Zealanders...
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Shipping - Commerce Act to be applicable to international shipping
Shipping - Commerce Act to be applicable to international shipping
07 May 2013 | By  Barbara Versfelt  | Karl Stolberger
The Minister of Commerce has announced that international shipping is to be placed within the framework of the Commerce Act 1986 ...
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Consumer Law Reform Bill will make major changes
Consumer Law Reform Bill will make major changes
04 April 2013 | By  Barbara Versfelt  | Rick Shera
The Consumer Law Reform Bill (CLRB) had its second reading in Parliament on 12 December 2012 and should be passed sometime this year. It will make major changes to various consumer laws...
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Foreign Charter Fishing Vessels (FCV’s):
Foreign Charter Fishing Vessels (FCV’s):
19 February 2013 | By  Karl Stolberger  | Barbara Versfelt
The 27 or so FCV's operating in New Zealand account for about half of the fish landed from our EEZ and bring with them some significant economic benefits. However FCV's have not been without their problems...
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Marine Legislation Bill - Ports and Harbour Safety
Marine Legislation Bill - Ports and Harbour Safety
04 December 2012 | By  Karl Stolberger  | Barbara Versfelt
The Marine Legislation Bill (Bill) is presently before Parliament. The Bill seeks to make changes to the Maritime Transport Act 1994 (MTA) which are intended to come into force on 1 April 2013...
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Marine Legislation Bill - Various Amendments
Marine Legislation Bill - Various Amendments
04 December 2012 | By  Karl Stolberger  | Barbara Versfelt
The Marine Legislation Bill (Bill) is presently before Parliament.  It makes a number of changes to the Maritime Transport Act 1994 (MTA) which are intended to come into force on 1 April 2013...
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Show me the Evidence
Show me the Evidence
22 December 2011 | By  Rick Shera
If someone's wrongdoing is causing you serious harm and you need something done about it, you might go to Court to seek an injunction. The Court will want to know that whoever you are accusing actually caused the harm and that the nuclear weapon of an injunction is proportionate and appropriate ...
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Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act - process diagrams
Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act - process diagrams
01 August 2011 | By  Rick Shera
I've been consulting to the Telecommunications Carriers' Forum on copyright issues since the ill-fated introduction of section 92A of the Copyright Act a few years ago ...
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