Chapter 1

Principles for reform

1.7The Commission believes that the following principles, some that are new and some that are present in the current legislation, ought to be adopted in this review:

1.8This review is focused on a narrower task than the reform of government or state liability in general. Important issues remain, such as the substantive law concerning liability for administrative failings, and the appropriate immunities from liability for activities that are shared by a range of central and local government agencies as well as the Crown. At times this Paper touches on those issues, but it does not seek to resolve them.