In early April 2017, Paul Foster-Bell MP’s private members’ bill amending the Arbitration Act 1996 was drawn from the ballot, and on 12 April 2017, the Arbitration Amendment Bill 2017 received its first reading.  It is now with the Electoral and Justice Select Committee for consideration.  Since the election, and Mr Foster-Bell MP’s retirement, the Bill has been taken over by Andrew Bayly MP.

The article linked below, discussing the amendments to the Act, and the underlying reasons for them, was published in the October edition of the NZ Bar Association’s magazine, At the Bar.

At the Bar – Refinement of the Arbitration Act

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