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5 Matching questions

  1. English Laws Act 1858
  2. Signing of the Magna Carta 1215
  3. November 1840
  4. Old Age Pensions Act 1898
  5. Australia Act 1986
  1. a ⊕ Passed by the New Zealand Parliament
    ⊕ The Act stated that New Zealand inherited all the laws of England as at 14 January 1840
    ⊕ Inherited the statutory and common law
  2. b ⊕ A Letters Patent was issued creating New Zealand as a Crown colony
    ⊕ New Zealand was now separate from New South Wales
  3. c ⊕ The nobility wanted more power so they eventually forced the King to sign and agree to their demands, such as;
    ⊕ Consultation over taxation
    ⊕ The right to be tried before a jury of their peers
    ⊕ A role in national decision making
  4. d ⊕ Britain no longer able to make laws for Australia
    ⊕ Same year and similar to New Zealand's Constitution Act 1986
  5. e ⊕ New Zealand the first nation to set up a comprehensive pension system
    ⊕ Provided small regular payments to the 'deserving poor' of a certain age
    ⊕ Revolutionary but also racist as it excluded Asian New Zealanders

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. ⊕ New Zealand the first nation in the world to introduce compulsory arbitration
    ⊕ Promoted cooperation between employers and employees
    ⊕ Gave trade unions legal status and introduced minimum wage rates and enforceable employment conditions
    ⊕ Arbitration court was developed
  2. ⊕ English Civil War between the Monarchy and Parliament
    ⊕ Parliament were victorious
  3. ⊕ This decision was made after the Maori land wars of the 1860's
    ⊕ Race relations were not the best - not as good as they were in the R v Symonds case
    ⊕ CJ Prendergast believed that Maori could never claim sovereignty as they had no existing customary law, he labelled them as 'primitive barbarians'
    ⊕ He said there could be no reliance on the Treaty of Waitangi on the basis that Maori could not engage in the Treaty in the first place
    ⊕ He described the treaty as a 'simple nullity'
    ⊕ The ruling stated that unless Maori land was supported by a Crown grant, title could not be accepted or enforced in the courts
    ⊕ The Crown grant made to the Bishop was an act of state and could not be annulled in the courts
    ⊕ This grant implied that the Crown had exercised it's sovereign powers to extinguish native title
    ⊕ The treaty has no legal effect unless incorporated into a statute
  4. ⊕ Court of Appeal decision
    ⊕ Ngati Apa investigation into whether or not they have ownership claims on the Foreshore & Seabed in their rohe
    ⊕ Crown claimed ownership under common law
    ⊕ Crown had never extinguished Maori title of the foreshore and seabed
    ⊕ Ngati Apa needed to prove ownership in the Maori Land Court
    ⊕ The Maori land court could issue freehold title if Ngati Apa gave sufficient evidence supporting their claim
    ⊕ The government passed the Foreshore & Seabed Act 2004 - shows parliamentary supremacy
  5. ⊕ This case established the right of a jury to be free from judicial coercion
    ⊕ It was established that a judge can not bully a jury into reaching a certain verdict

5 True/False questions

  1. 1907⊕ The New Zealand provincial system was abolished
    ⊕ New Zealand was too small to sustain this type of government set up
    ⊕ This caused the New Zealand government to become more and more centralised

          

  2. Simpson v Attorney-General 1994⊕ A case showing New Zealand taking and openly independent path

          

  3. Privacy Act 1993⊕ Used to gain official information that is personal to yourself

          

  4. New Zealand Constitution Act 1852⊕ Repealed the New Zealand Constitution Act 1852
    ⊕ No power for Britain to make laws for New Zealand
    ⊕ Geoffrey Palmer played a key role in the development of this statute
    ⊕ Clearly outlines the different branches of government, The Sovereign, The Executive, The Legislature and The Judiciary
    ⊕ It is not a supreme law and is not entrenched

          

  5. New Zealand Constitution Amendment (Request and Consent) Act 1947⊕ This Act allowed for two houses of parliament in New Zealand
    ⊕ The House of Representatives (the lower house) who passed the legislation and had more power than the Legislative Council (the upper house). Appointed by the Governor and it acted as a check on the House of Representatives
    ⊕ This Act included several entrenched provisions that could only be amended by Britain
    ⊕ This act only allowed for New Zealand to make laws for the peace, order and good government of New Zealand - they could not conflict with British law

          

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