Legislation Bill- First Reading – Video 3

Legislation Bill- First Reading – Video 3

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going to be in power so I commend the build of the house Mr Speaker I call could he Ellen mmm Enoch we hate the Hmong light the fatty I just before the Honorable Christopher Finlayson leaves this house he’s gone but I just want to make some quick notes on his his comments and respect of – – Tiffany WA and the way that this legislation the legislation bill interacts with such important pieces of legislation like the to do if anyone the bill itself is not a town but the the substance of what it goes to the protection your mechanism institutionally are now the Honorable member who has just left the house of order you cannot immediately sorry about it sorry it was not being apologies yeah it still got my my green shoes on so I’m learning the rules of the house as I go so thank you for indulging me sir into the Honourable member my sincere apologies no this legislation bill as as a fantastic piece of work and I want to turn to in a couple of seconds and really commend the Honorable Christopher Finlayson for words working getting it to this house but actually applaud the work of the current Attorney General David Parker and the Honorable Christopher Finley’s Christopher Hopkins the leader of this house for expediting this piece of legislation and because it brings – there we go there are there we go because it brings to the forefront I think what many of us came into this house to do which is to ensure that the legislation in fact that the laws that govern our country do an are in fact accessible and accessible to all now sue the we have yeah I think there was an in excess of I think there was 1800 clauses there PCO found to have in some way shape or form a secondary just little fix in that are simply not accessible and so I turned to the comments of the law commission paper that they presented and respected the presentation of statute law and they said now there are three aspects of accessibility first that the laws should be publicly available secondly it should be navigable and we mean by this that we should know how and where to find the parts that that we want and thirdly that the law should be clear it should be as easy to understand as possible given its content now some parts of our law will inevitably be complex because they have to regulate complicated measures but the laws should be made not harder to understand and it needs to be because of the way it is written or presented it is important to understand that the law is not just for lawyers many people who are not legally trained use the law in their jobs employers of government relations partners etc in members of parliament who pass our laws need to be able to understand them people who wish to make submissions of bills going through the house should also be able to understand the bills yeah so having reviewed this legislation and some detail it’s very pleasing to see I think you start to see a real shift actually and modernizing the way in way in which law was accessible by the ordinary layperson at the really that there was a little substantive push towards accessibility of the legal system and the early two-thousands and I want to commend the Law Society Law Commission and others that contributed to that piece of work ensue I see that this act here is merely an extension of what many of us would just call a sensible amendment to our laws so in effect this act centralizers centralizers and makes accessible a secondary legislation that ordinarily is not well actually is not for many people accessible and I do I just want to draw on the the comments made by QC Mariam Dean who did hitch their inquiry into the whey protein concentrate inquiry aka the botulism ski report and the fact that her comments were that she was not soutien whether or not the dairy industry could in fact draw on all of the regulatory mechanisms that they were required to consider I want to echo the the comments of the former attorney general the Honorable Christopher Finlayson it’s actually egregious the fact that a person of the most highest stature in our country could not be soutien and her report as to whether or not a whole entire industry that is so pivotal to New Zealand’s economy could in fact access or understand let alone navigate the regulations that it was it was required to as absolutely symbolic and so I applaud the work of those members that have come along before I that have seen it common sense to bring and to bring some shape into it in emphasis in focus on accessibility and as this piece of legislation seeks to do now suit so that was one substantive inquiry the the botulism skier and I think that they produced in excess of 12,000 pages and talked about the difficulty to navigate our current legal system and with the emphasis sorry to interrupt the member but the time has come for me to leave the chair for the dinner break the house is suspended until 7:30 p.m. [Music]

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