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Incorporated societies

A new Act for incorporated societies 

Government decisions

In 2013, the Law Commission published a report A New Act for Incorporated Societies.

The Government responded to the Law Commission’s report in February 2014.

The Government has agreed to the Law Commission’s recommendation to replace the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 with a new Incorporated Societies Act.

The cabinet paper seeking approval to release the government response and the associated regulatory impact statement are also available.

Related information

Incorporated Societies Act 1908


Exposure drafts

At this stage, we expect that a draft Bill and model constitution will be released for public comment in 2015. Both documents will be closely modelled on the detailed recommendations contained in the Law Commission’s report. The draft Bill and model constitution will be added to this page after they have been finalised.

We will also provide information about seminars that may take place while the exposure drafts are open for comment.


Last updated 28 February 2014