Announced on 28 February 2012 by Judith Collins, the Minister Responsible for the Law Commission; the appointment of National’s former Defence Minister, Wayne Mapp to the Commission.
Party positions held:
- National MP from 1996 to 2011
- Appointed as “Political Correctness Eradicator” in October 2005, by former National Party leader, Don Brash
- Chair of National Caucus Policy Committee
- Minister of Defence
- Minister of Science and Innovation
- New Zealand Law Commission
“The Law Commission is an independent Crown entity under the Crown Entities Act 2004. It is funded by government and reviews areas of the law that need updating, reforming or developing. It makes recommendations to Parliament, and these recommendations are published in our report series. The Law Commission helps to maintain the quality of New Zealand law to meet the current and future needs of our rapidly changing society. The Commission’s objective is to improve the quality, relevance and effectiveness of New Zealand law, by informing and supporting discussion on and making recommendations to Parliament for law reform.” – Source
I suspect that the Law Commission may have just become a somewhat less “independent Crown entity “.
(Acknowledgement: David M.)