Courts Matters Bill and Tribunals Powers and Procedures Legislation Bill – Second Reading – Video 12
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Courts Matters Bill and Tribunals Powers and Procedures Legislation Bill – Second Reading – Video 12


thanks very much what the that’s what the groans goodness me very pleased to take a call on this important bill but this is well these two bills actually I should say these these bills were introduced in the last Parliament by the last government and it’s please pleasing to see very good government it was it’s Vicky right Nicholas and it’s pleasing to see that the current government is continuing with them and look it’s really important with bills like this that there is a bit across paddy support because we all want a efficient and effective justice system and you know the like the last government’s been quite a bit of time going through actually some of the fundamental some of the fundamental provisions that govern the way our court system works we had the Judicature modernization bill their way through that was a arm I remember considering that that was the the pet you know that the outcome of an extraordinary amount of work done by various ministers and also officials we should acknowledge and in this bill is not quite as big as the Judicature modernization project but it is in the same vein of a builder bills to tidy up and improve the operation of the courts and I’ve been listening to the debate in my office and members have been canvassing some of the important provisions that the that the bill bill was introduced I just want to quickly mention one in my time in the house madam Speaker and that’s the Disputes Tribunal monetary limit which is updating that financial threshold from 15,000 to 30,000 which you know it’s basically a very small provision and one bill but it’s actually a really important profession because the dublin there’s a doubling of the threshold and overtime as inflation you know and essentially increases the price of goods you do need the law to keep pace with the increase in the price of goods so that things can come with them the Disputes Tribunal but it’s also a recognition that those lower level non-adversarial on the seats it’s a dispute but the you know that tribunals that have a simple process that are easy for people to access that are that are cut they’re known optically costly in comparison traditional court process it is really important that people can access things like the Disputes Tribunal and I and I think the increase to 30000 will see more people using tribunals and you know that will ultimately be to the betterment of that of disputes that the Disputes Tribunal deals with was actually an amazing amount of disputes in as well we are world leading in our provision of low-cost simple access to justice for people in the Disputes Tribunal as a big as a big part of that I think personally there’s a case for allowing cabinet or the Executive Council to move that monetary limit through regulation rather than having to legislate often to increase the limit it’s not in this bill maybe you will see it in another bill I’ve personally it will be quite a good idea it seems a bit silly you have to go back and legislate the monetary amounts but that’s just me look these are good bills they have been through the Justice Committee I had the pleasure of serving on that committee in the last Parliament but also this Parliament as well we have considered the bills thoroughly and diligently just in closing I do want to pay tribute to the officials from justice who have worked on these bills they are very large bills they are they make a large number of very minor and very technical amendments officials have spent a lot of time on them this has been the outcome of a multi-year process and so through the ministry of justice officials who I’m sure are watching with bated breath to see whether or not the bill was passed I just want to acknowledge the hard work that they’ve done on them Thanks the question is that the motion be agreed to those that that opinion will say aye to the contrary no the eyes have it courts matters Ville second reading tribunals powers and procedures legislation bill second reading the courts matters fill and the tribunals powers and procedures legislation bill are sit down for committee stage next sitting day our colleagues that brings us to the end the house stands adjourned until 2:00 p.m. tomorrow [Music]

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