Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act Commencement Order 2013

2013/342

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Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act Commencement Order 2013

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 2nd day of September 2013

Present:
The Right Hon John Key presiding in Council

Pursuant to section 2(1) of the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.

Order

1 Title
  • This order is the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act Commencement Order 2013.

2 Commencement of Parts 1 and 2 and Schedules 1 and 2 of Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010
  • Parts 1 and 2 and Schedules 1 and 2 of the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010 come into force on 11 October 2013.

Rebecca Kitteridge,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order brings into force, on 11 October 2013, Parts 1 and 2 and Schedules 1 and 2 of the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010. The purpose of the Act is to—

  • streamline the process for resolving civil proceedings with a trans-Tasman element in order to reduce costs and improve efficiency; and

  • minimise existing impediments to enforcing certain Australian judgments and regulatory sanctions; and

  • implement in New Zealand law the Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of Australia on Trans-Tasman Court Proceedings and Regulatory Enforcement done at Christchurch on 24 July 2008 (the Trans-Tasman Agreement).

Provisions to implement the Trans-Tasman Agreement in Australian law are in the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010 (Aust).


Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 5 September 2013.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Justice.