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Explanatory Material: Request for submissions

PDF version of explanatory material and request for submissions (1.1MB)

Request for submissions
Part 1—The revision process»
Part 2—The exposure draft Bill»
Part 3—Nature of drafting changes»
Part 4—Issues noted for possible future reform»

We are seeking written submissions on the exposure draft of the Partnership Law Bill.

The explanatory material contains some general questions and the Bill itself raises more specific questions.  We welcome any other comments relating to the Bill.

Your comments will help prepare the Bill for introduction to Parliament.

Please provide comments to PCO by 5pm on Friday 15 June 2018.

How to send us your submission

Please email your feedback to:

We ask for your name and address (including a telephone number or email address) so that we can contact you if we need to clarify anything in your comments.

Publishing comments

This work is undertaken in conjunction with the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.  We intend to publish all submissions on the Parliamentary Counsel Office website (, other than submissions that may be defamatory.  We will not publish the content of your submission if you state when you provide it that you object to its publication.  However, your submission will be subject to the Official Information Act 1982 and may, therefore, be released in part or full.  The Privacy Act 1993 also applies.

When making your submission, please state if you have any objections to the release of any information contained in your submission.  If you do have objections, please identify which parts of your submission you want withheld and the grounds under the Official Information Act that you believe apply.


The opinions and options contained in this document and the exposure draft of the Partnership Law Bill are for consultation only and do not reflect final Government policy.  Please seek specific legal advice from a qualified professional person before undertaking any action based on the contents of this document.  The contents of this document and the Bill must not be construed as legal advice.

The Government does not accept any responsibility or liability whatsoever for an action taken as a result of reading, or for reliance placed because of having read, all or any part of the information contained in this document or the Bill, or for any error, inadequacy, deficiency, or flaw in, or omission from, this document or the Bill.

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