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  1. New Zealand Constitution (Amendment) Act 1947
  2. 1769
  3. 1839
  4. Families Commission Act 2003
  5. Trial by Battle
  1. a ⊕ Captain James Cooks proclamation of sovereignty over New Zealand
    ⊕ This lapsed as it was not immediately followed by settlement
  2. b ⊕ 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
  3. c ⊕ British Parliament gave New Zealand the power to change the Constitution Act 1852
  4. d ⊕ 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
  5. e ⊕ 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

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. ⊕ This document was formally incorporated into legislation during Edward I's reign
    ⊕ Still part of the New Zealand legal system under the Imperial Laws Application Act 1988
    ⊕ By law the King had to consult with Parliament before raising taxes, confirmed the right to be tried before a jury of your peers and also gave a role in national decision making
  2. ⊕ Established the Native Land Court
    ⊕ Aimed to transform communally owned Maori land into individualised freehold title that could easily be sold to settlers
  3. ⊕ Introduces the 'Rule of Law' into legislation
    ⊕ Oldest piece of legislation in New Zealand law
  4. ⊕ Henry II reigned throughout this time
    ⊕ He is credited with improving the royal court structure and transforming the jury system into the one we use today
    ⊕ The writ system played a vital role throughout his reign
  5. ⊕ 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

5 True/False questions

  1. Fair Trading Act 1986⊕ Relied on by individuals when they allege to have been ripped off when buying goods and services


  2. Crimes Act 1961⊕ Criminal law was codified in an individual statute


  3. 1642-1651⊕ James I declared that whenever common law and equity conflicted, equity would prevail


  4. New Zealand Settlements Act 1863⊕ 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


  5. Bill of Rights Act 1688⊕ 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