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Accident Compensation Appeal Authority

Jurisdiction

The Authority hears appeals against ACC review decisions under the repealed Accident Compensation Act 1982.

Governing legislation

Accident Compensation Act 1982(repealed)

Contact details

Contact details are found on the Accident Compensation Appeals Authority website.

Availability

NZLII has ACC Appeal Authority decisions 1978 onwards, and

ACC Appeals 1993 onwards. Decisions of the Complaints Review Tribunal

1994-2007. Supplied by the Ministry of Justice and

Thompson Reuters Judgment Service

Indexed by

BriefCase; Linxplus; Digest of Accident Compensation Cases(to 1989)

Reported in

BACR; NZAR; NZACR; (1981-1984)

Library holdings of unreported decisions

Waikato University (1991 - June 1997); Otago University (1975 onward); Auckland District Law Society (1977 onward); Wellington District Law Society  (1977 onward); Canterbury District Law Society  (1975 onward)The District Law Societies also hold decisions of the ACAA's predecessor, the Accident Compensation Review Authority, made between 1974-1977.

Note

Appeals against ACC review decisions made under theAccident Compensation Act 2001[previous entitled Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Act 2001] are heard by the

Accident Compensation Appeals District Court Registry.

Advertising Standards Authority

Jurisdiction

The primary function of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is to self-regulate advertising in New Zealand. The ASA maintains acceptable standards of advertising, and funds the Advertising Standards Complaints Board (ASCB).

Codes of practice for specific categories of advertising were developed and are maintained by the ASA in consultation with interested groups and government departments.

Governing legislation

Not established by legislation.

Contact details

See the Authority's contact page.

Availability

Decisions are available from the Authority's website and NZLII

Indexed by

Printed indexes produced by the Board as part of the loose-leafDecisions of the Advertising Standards Complaints Board

Library holdings of unreported decisions

Waikato University (1991-2004);  Auckland District Law Society (1991-2006)

Note

The Codes are available via the left hand menu on the Authority's home page.

Broadcasting Standards Authority

Jurisdiction

An independent statutory body responsible for overseeing the maintenance of acceptable standards on radio and television. Among other activities it sets out the Codes and Standards deals with formal complaints about broadcasting standards, and allocates funds to eligible political parties advertising prior to elections. It does not generally deal with matters relating to advertising standards other than in regard to political party advertising.

Governing legislation

Broadcasting Act 1989

Contact details

See the BSA contact page

Availability

A searchable database of full-text decisions (1994 onwards) is available from the Authority's website, and via

NZLII (1995 onwards).

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Indexed by

BriefCaseand on the BSA web site above.

Reported in

NZAR

Library holdings of unreported decisions

Waikato University (1991 - Jan 1993); Otago University (1990 onward); Canterbury Law Society (1990 onward); Auckland District Law Society (1990-2006).

Note

For matters relating to advertising standards see Advertising Standards Complaints Board,and the

Advertising Standards Authority website.

Building Industry Authority

Note

In November 2004 the  functions and staff of the Building Industry Authority were transferred to the Department of Building and Housing. The BIA has been dissolved.

See separate entry:  Department of Building and Housing.

Casino Control Authority

Reported in

NZAR

Note

The Authority was abolished by s297 of the Gambling Act 2003, and its functions were transferred to the New Zealand Gambling Commission.

Civil Aviation Authority

Jurisdiction

Responsible for establishing and monitoring civil aviation safety and security standards. Carries out accident and incident investigations.

Governing legislation

Civil Aviation Act 1990.

Contact details

The contact information page on the website includes postal, physical and electronic contact details.  It also includes information about nearby bus stops and parking.

Availability

See the CAA website

Indexed by

Synopses of Accident and Coroners Reports are available on the CAA website

Library holdings of unreported decisions

Waikato University (annual reports held)

Note

Some Aviation Occurrence Reports are available on the Transport Accident Investigation Commission website.

Customs Appeal Authority

Jurisdiction

A judicial authority, the Customs Appeal Authority hears appeals against assessments, decisions, rulings, determinations, and directions of the Chief Executive of the New Zealand Customs Service.

Governing legislation

Customs and Excise Act 1996

Contact details

Contact information can be found on Customs Appeal Authority website.

Availability

Supplied by the Ministry of Justice and Thomson Reuters Judgment Service. Also available via

NZLII 2004 onwards.

Indexed by

BriefCase;Linxplus

Reported in

NZAR

Library holdings of unreported decisions

Otago University (2001 - 2002 incomplete)

Employment Relations Authority

Jurisdiction

The Authority hears grievance cases in relation to: unjustifiable dismissal; unjustifiable action by an employer; discrimination; pay; sexual harassment; parental leave; duress regarding membership or non-membership of an employees' organisation; breaches of employment law; breaches of, or disputes over, an employment contract.

Governing legislation

Employment Relations Act 2000

Contact details

Available on the ERA's web page.

Availability

Copies of determinations of the Authority and summaries of employment law cases are available from the Department of Labour's Employment Law Database. Details of coverage are provided above the search box. Decisions 2007 onwards available on NZLII

Indexed by

BriefCase;Linxplus

. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment site includes a weekly updated Recent cases list.

Reported in

ERNZ;NZELC

Library holdings of unreported decisions

(variously Employment Tribunal / Employment Relations Authority):  Waikato University (1991-1992); Otago University  (1991-2002);  Canterbury University (1992 onward - incomplete); Auckland District Law Society(1991 onward)

Note

See also Employment Court. Decisions of the now defunct Arbitration Commission of New Zealand are held by Otago University  (1998 only - incomplete)

Environmental Risk Management Authority

Availability

Summaries of all applications and decisions are recorded in a searchable Register on the Authority's website

Note

The functions of the ERMA were taken over by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2011

Financial Markets Authority

Jurisdiction

The Financial Markets Authority enforces securities, financial reporting, and company law as they apply to financial services and securities markets. The Authority also regulate securities exchanges, financial advisers and brokers, trustees and issuers.

Governing legislation

Financial Markets Authority Act 2011

Contact details

See the FMA website for contact and other related information.

Availability

See the "news" section of the FMA website for reports, decisions and other publications

Note

The Authority replaced the Securities Commission in 2011

Immigration Advisers Authority

Jurisdiction

The Authority is responsible for the regulation of the immigration advice industry. It also handles complaints about current or former licensed immigration adviser.

Governing legislation

Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007

Contact details

Contact information is available online.

Availability

Related decisions are available on the Authority's web site

Note

See also Immigration Advisers Complaints and Disciplinary Tribunal

Independent Police Conduct Authority

Jurisdiction

To receive and investigate complaints about police misconduct, or about police practice, policy or procedure, and to investigate serious incidents involving members of the Police.

Governing legislation

Independent Police Conduct Authority Act 1988

Contact details

See the IPCA website for general contact details and for information about making a complaint.

Availability

Reports on investigations are available on the Authority's website; also includes archived Reports of the Police Complaints Authority which was replaced by the IPCA.

International Education Appeal Authority

Jurisdiction

The International Education Appeal Authority (IEAA) is an independent body that deals with complaints from international students about the care and support they receive from their education provider or the provider's agent.

Governing legislation

The IEAA enforces the standards of the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, which provides a framework to ensure all international students are well informed, safe and properly cared for while in New Zealand.

Contact details

The contact details for the authority are available online. For information about making a complaint see the NZQA website.

Note

No longer considering new cases. Will only continue as long as required to deal with cases submitted prior to July 1 2016.

Legal Aid Review Authority

Jurisdiction

The Authority reviews decisions made by the Secretary for Justice regarding the granting of legal aid, awarding costs against a legally aided opponent, and the amount payable to a listed provider (under transitionary powers). It was established in July 2011.

Governing legislation

Legal Services Act 2011

Contact details

Contact information is available online.

Availability

Selected decisions are available from the Authority's web page

Note

See also: Legal Aid Tribunal,Legal Aid Review Panel

Liquor Licensing Authority

Jurisdiction

Deals with on-licence, off-licence and club liquor licence applications, or applications for variations on licences. It also deals with applications for suspension and cancellation of liquor licences and hears appeals against decisions of the District Licensing Agencies.

Governing legislation

Sale of Liquor Act 1989

Availability

NZLII 2000-2012 when it was replaced by ARLA.

Indexed by

BriefCase;Brookers Sale of Liquor

Reported in

NZAR

Library holdings of unreported decisions

Aucland District Law Society  (197 -1999); Wellington District Law Society (1973 onward); Canterbury District Law Society  (1981-1990); Otago University (2000-02 - incomplete)

Note

Replaced by the  Alcohol Regulatory & Licencing Authority.

Maritime New Zealand

Jurisdiction

Maritime New Zealand is a Crown entity established in 1993 as the Maritime Safety Authority. It was renamed Maritime New Zealand in July 2005. Among other things MNZ is responsible for developing and monitoring maritime safety and marine protection rules, and investigating maritime accidents.

Governing legislation

Maritime Transport Act 1994

Contact details

enquiries@maritimenz.govt.nz

Note

Formerly Maritime Safety Authority.

Pharmacy Authority

Jurisdiction

The Director General of Health considers applications relating to the establishment, operation and ownership of pharmacies.

Governing legislation

Medicines Act 1981, previously Pharmacy Act 1970

Availability

Supplied by theMinistry of Justice and Brookers Judgment Service

Indexed by

BriefCase

Reported in

NZAR

Police Complaints Authority

Library holdings of unreported decisions

Waikato University (selected holdings); Otago University (selected holdings); Canterbury University (selected holdings)

Note

Replaced in 2007 by the Independent Police Conduct Authority

Real Estate Agents Authority

Jurisdiction

The Authority's Complaints Assessment Committee considers consumer complaints with reference to relevant legislation and to the Code of Professional Conduct and Client Care, and may refer complaints on to the Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal.

Governing legislation

Real Estate Agents Act 2008

Contact details

Contact  information can be found on the Authority's website.

Availability

Decisions are available via the Authority's web site and NZLII (2010 onward)

Note

Replaces the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand.

Refugee Status Appeals Authority

Availability

Available via UNHCR Refworld,NZLII and New Zealand Refugee Law (RefNZ), NZLII 1991-2010.

Indexed by

Brookers Immigration and Refugee Digest; RefNZ

Reported in

NZAR

Note

Replaced under the Immigration Act 2009 by the Immigration and Protection Tribunal.

Removal Review Authority

Availability

Full-text decisions available directly from the Ministry of Justice website. Summaries of selected decisions to early 1999 in Brookers Immigration and Refugee Digest. Also available NZLII 1991-2010

Indexed by

Brookers Immigration and Refugee Digest;RefNZ

Reported in

NZAR

Note

Replaced under the Immigration Act 2009 by the Immigration and Protection Tribunal.

Secondhand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Licensing Authority

Jurisdiction

An independent judicial body whose primary role is to license secondhand dealers and pawnbrokers and certify certain employees of licence holders. It also maintains an electronic public registers of license or certificate holders under the new Act.

Governing legislation

Secondhand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act 2004

Contact details

See the Licencing Authority site for contact information

Availability

NZLII 2005 onwards

Social Security Appeal Authority

Jurisdiction

A judicial authority with determines appeals in accordance with the Social Security Act 1964 and the War Pensions Act 1954.

Governing legislation

Social Security Act 1964

Contact details

Tribunals Unit, Private Bag 32-001, Panama Street, Wellington 6146 Tel: +64 4 462 6660Fax: + 64 4 462 6686Email: tribunals@justice.govt.nz

Availability

NZLII 2003 onwards

Indexed by

Social Security Appeal Authority Index

Reported in

NZAR

Library holdings of unreported decisions

Waikato University (1986 onward); Otago University (1976-1980; 1993)

Student Allowance Appeal Authority

Jurisdiction

Hears appeals against decisions of the Director-General of Education in regard to bursaries, grants and hardship awards.

Governing legislation

Education Act 1989

Contact details

Contact the details can be found on the Appeal Authority's website.

Availability

NZLII(2004 onward).

Taxation Review Authority

Jurisdiction

Hears objections and challenges to assessments of tax and other decisions of the Commissioner of Inland Revenue made under NZ inland revenue acts.  The Authority is a Commission of Inquiry as determined by the Commissions of Inquiry Act 1908.

Governing legislation

Taxation Review Authorities Act 1994

Contact details

Contact details for the TRA are available online.   Information about getting a Taxation Review can also be found on the TRA website.

Availability

NZLII 1984 onward. Supplied by the Ministry of Justice and Thompson Reuters Judgment Service.

Indexed by

BriefCase

Reported in

NZTC

Library holdings of unreported decisions

Waikato University (1991 onward); Canterbury University (incomplete holdings 1985-1992); Otago University (incomplete holdings 2001-02); Wellington District Law Society (1990 onward)

Wild Animal Recovery Service Appeal Authority

Jurisdiction

Considered appeals referred by the Minister of Conservation which relate to recovery service licences. These enable licensees to search for, shoot or immobilise wild animals from aircraft; or recover wild animals for commercial purposes.

Governing legislation

Wild Animal Control Act 1977

Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority

Governing legislation

Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012

Contact details

See the Authority's website for contact information.

Availability

Decisions are available on NZLII from 2013 onward, prior to this see the Liquor Licensing Authority decisions.

Note

Replaces the Liquor Licencing Authority as of 2013.