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Presentation time: 60 minutes
Consultation is commonly mandated by statute or required by common law to ensure a decision is procedurally fair. It may now be seen to be a stand-alone principle of law.
Consultation is a valuable tool to assist decision-makers make good decisions. It enables them to base their decisions on the best and most up-to-date information and ensure that the implications of their decisions are understood.
This module will give you a better understanding of how you can more effectively use the consultation process to achieve more effective communication with your decision-maker, and achieve a better result for your client.
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Author: Lisa Hansen
Published: 27 September, 2012
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This four part booklet sets out the legal requirements of consultation and offers some practical suggestions as to how consultation can be more effectively carried out.
The first (and principal) part sets out the general theory and principles and how these apply in a public law context in particular. It concludes with a brief discussion of the Crown’s consultation obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.
The second and third parts set out in general terms the requirements of consultation under the Local Government Act 2002 and the Employment Relations Act 2000.