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5 Matching Questions

  1. Simpson v Attorney-General 1994
  2. Families Commission Act 2003
  3. May 1840
  4. Trial by Battle
  5. Maori Representation Act 1867
  1. a ⊕ Hobson issued a proclamation that sovereignty over the North Island of New Zealand had been gained by cession and the South Island by discovery
  2. b ⊕ Established the families commission
    ⊕ United Future idea that the labour government supported as they need United Future in their coalition to make a majority in the house
  3. c ⊕ Two people would settle their issue with a joust or sword fight or hand-to-hand combat. If you won the fight, God was believed to be on your side and you were innocent
  4. d ⊕ Increased the role of Maori in the New Zealand legal system
    ⊕ Created four Maori seats in parliament
  5. e ⊕ A case showing New Zealand taking and openly independent path

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. ⊕ Established the Native Land Court
    ⊕ Aimed to transform communally owned Maori land into individualised freehold title that could easily be sold to settlers
  2. ⊕ Relied on by individuals when they allege to have been ripped off when buying goods and services
  3. ⊕ Created the modern tort of negligence
    ⊕ Decision part of New Zealand common law
    ⊕ Duty to another party is breached causing a loss of some sort
    ⊕ Importance lessened in New Zealand due to personal injury negligence claims being resolved with the ACC fund from the Accident Compensation Act 1972
  4. ⊕ New Zealand became a unicameral state
    ⊕ Only having the one House of Representatives
  5. ⊕ 6th February 1840 the Treaty of Waitangi was signed
    ⊕ Between Hobson as a Crown official and most Maori chiefs of the Northland region

5 True/False Questions

  1. 1616⊕ James I declared that whenever common law and equity conflicted, equity would prevail


  2. New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990⊕ Signed by William III
    ⊕ Guaranteed the rights and powers of Parliament and also protected important personal liberties
    ⊕ England became a constitutional monarchy
    ⊕ Prevents the monarchy from suspending laws, raising taxes without Parliament's consent
    ⊕ Subjects could petition the Monarch
    ⊕ Have the right to bear arms (although Roman Catholics were exempt)
    ⊕ Parliamentary procedure is protected, including free elections and freedom of speech in Parliament
    ⊕ Due process is protected, including provisions against excessive bail, torture and the bullying of jurors
    ⊕ An example of the use of the Bill of Rights Act 1688 being used in a New Zealand case was in Fitzgerald v Muldoon


  3. Electoral Act 1893⊕ Limited Liability Businesses set up under this act
    ⊕ Salomon v Salomon & Co case law example
    ⊕ Corporate Law


  4. 1839⊕ The boundaries of the British colony of New South Wales was extended to include New Zealand
    ⊕ This was pending Britain's acquisition of sovereignty over New Zealand


  5. Declaration of Independence 1835⊕ Charles I signed this document, under pressure from the parliament
    ⊕ It petitioned the King to desist from raising taxes without Parliament's consent, and from breaching civil rights through arbitrary arrests and the imposition of marshall law


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