The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia. Review of the Agreement with New Zealand


Article 24 allows the Agreement to be reviewed when either Party requests a review. The Agreement specifies that Australia and New Zealand should meet to discuss the review within 6 months of the request being made and the requesting Party agrees to travel to the other country, unless otherwise agreed.

Settlement of disputes

Article 23 sets out the procedure to be followed to settle a dispute. The Competent Authorities of Australia and New Zealand will attempt to settle disputes regarding the Agreement by considering the spirit of the Agreement and its fundamental principles. The Parties agree to consult promptly at the request of either, concerning matters which cannot be resolved by the Competent Authorities.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 3 New Zealand

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