Chapter 1

Values underpinning our proposals

1.21In Issues Paper 34 we described four principles that must be fundamental to any reform in this area.9 Those principles, which we continue to endorse, are as follows:

1.22In our view, the new statute should have a purpose provision that reflects these values and forms the backdrop for interpretation of all the other provisions in that statute and that informs how powers given under the statute should be exercised.

9At 26.
10New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, ss 15 and 20.