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The eight week consultation period for the proposed dam safety regulatory framework closed on 6 August 2019. These regulations propose to establish a nationally consistent approach that will protect people, property and the environment from the potential impact of a large dam’s failure without imposing undue compliance costs.
The proposed Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill is an omnibus bill intended to make ‘technical” amendments to the Patents Act 2013, the Trade Marks Act 2002, the Designs Act 1953 (the IP Laws), and the associated regulations.
During June we consulted on the proposed content for regulations to be made under section 226 of the Telecommunications Act, 2001 (the Act).
We are proposing major changes to New Zealand’s building laws, to improve the quality of building work. These are the most significant reforms since the current Building Act was introduced in 2004.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is considering legislation to allow for the limited extension of timeframes for individual investigations into dumping and subsidies, in special circumstances, and we are seeking your feedback.
We are working with the Office for Disability Issues to modernise New Zealand Sign Language video interpreting and relay services.