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Burrows and Carter - Statute Law in New Zealand, 5th edition, is a clear and comprehensive guide to statutory interpretation, preparation and drafting in New Zealand.
It includes discussion of the Treaty of Waitangi and the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 and covers the developments in New Zealand statute law over the last five years. Discussion of the procedures for enactment of legislation in our modern MMP Parliament, and the progress of new styles of drafting is included plus analysis of recent case law, with a focus on issues of interpretation.
Features of Burrows and Carter on Statute Law in New Zealand 5th edition include discussion of the Legislation Act 2012; case law changes since 2009; and the proposal to re-enact with updating the Interpretation Act 1999.
Table of contents
PART I: THE NATURE OF LEGISLATION
Chapter 1: Legislation in Force in New Zealand
Chapter 2: The Supremacy of Parliament
PART II: THE PREPARATION AND PRESENTATION OF LEGISLATION
Chapter 3: The Preparation of Legislation
Chapter 4: Drafting
Chapter 5: Access to Legislation
PART III: INTERPRETATION GENERAL
Chapter 6: The Need for Interpretation
Chapter 7: Approaches to Interpretation
Chapter 8: Purpose
Chapter 9: Context
Chapter 10: The Statutory Text
Chapter 11: Fundamental Principles
Chapter 12: Time in Statutory Interpretation
PART IV: INTERPRETATION SPECIFIC
Chapter 13: Some Particular Provisions
Chapter 14: Inconsistency
Chapter 15: Some Types of Statute
Chapter 16: Common Law and Statute
PART V: THE DURATION OF LEGISLATION
Chapter 17: Coming into Force
Chapter 18: Retrospective Legislation
Chapter 19: Repeal
Chapter 20: Amendment