Proposed Accident Compensation Appeal Tribunal

The Government agreed in June 2015 to targeted consultation on the proposed Accident Compensation Appeal Tribunal. In December 2015, MBIE released a discussion document, seeking feedback on the Tribunal. It is designed to gather information from key stakeholders to ensure the proposed system best meets the needs of people involved in the accident compensation appeal process.

View the discussion document [PDF 203KB]

This paper seeks feedback on two main areas:

  • who should be the decision makers for accident compensation appeals - District Court Judges or Tribunal Members
  • what rules and procedures should apply to accident compensation appeals.


The Government is also interested in the wider issues relating to accident compensation dispute resolution, although these are not the direct focus for this paper.

Read the Terms of engagement [PDF 117KB]

What happens next

MBIE received 23 submissions in response to the discussion document.

View the submissions on the discussion document

MBIE will analyse the submissions it receives in consultation with the Ministry of Justice. MBIE is responsible for developing accident compensation policy and the Ministry of Justice is responsible for developing courts and tribunals policy. There will then be a ministerial report back to Cabinet on the results of the consultation process towards the middle of next year.

If you have any questions about any aspects of the submission process you can contact us at