Chapter 3
Resolving central policy issues


3.1In this chapter, we revisit the central policy issues raised in our Issues Paper A New Crown Civil Proceedings Act for New Zealand (IP 35) and report back on the feedback received from submitters.

3.2The policy issues discussed are whether:

3.3The other important issue concerns the intersection of section 27 of the Crown Proceedings Act 1950 with the doctrine of public interest immunity, including what particular carve-outs from the Crown’s disclosure obligations are necessary to deal with national security. This is discussed in Part 2 of the Report.