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Our vision

Great law for New Zealand

What we do

We work with others to make legislation that is fit for purposeconstitutionally sound, and accessible to all users.

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  • Great law for New Zealand
    • Fit for purpose
      • Needed for a clear purpose
      • Effective for that purpose
      • Certain and flexible for the future
      • Fits with the wider legal system
    • Constitutionally sound
      • Reflects Treaty principles
      • Reflects constitutional values
      • Follows good process
    • Accessible
      • Easy to find
      • Easy to find your way around
      • Easy to understand

How we support our vision of great law for New Zealand

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Great law for New Zealand

  • Fit for purpose
  • Constitutionally sound
  • Accessible

Core business:

  • Revision programme
  • Drafting
  • IS support
  • Quality assurance
  • Publishing
  • Information and advice
  • LDAC
  • Policy
  • Legislation website
  • People capability and corporate support


  • All secondary legislation available online
  • Complete the online historical collection of laws
  • Laws in plain language
  • More standard provisions
  • Improved legislative capability across Government
  • Greater capacity in using te reo Māori
  • Improved processes for making legislation

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