Disputes Tribunal

Mary Phillips made this Official Information request to Aupito William Sio

Response to this request is long overdue. By law Aupito William Sio should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: Mary Phillips

Dear Aupito William Sio,

Please explain to me why when I purchase a service from a GST registered Incorporated Society they are able to convince the Disputes Tribunal that they cannot hear my dispute and I need to go to the High Court and seek Judicial Review.
If I purchase a service from a GST Registered trader who is not incorporated with the Inc Society the Disputes Tribunal can hear my dispute.

Yours faithfully,

Mary Phillips

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From: A Sio (MIN)
Aupito William Sio

Thank you for contacting the office of Hon Aupito William Sio, Minister
for Pacific Peoples, Minister for Courts, Associate Minister of Justice,
Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs, Associate Minister of Health
(Pacific) and Associate Minister of Education (Pacific).

 

Minister Sio receives a significant volume of correspondence:

 

o If your message is for Minister Sio’s advice, or if you have copied
your email to another Minister and/or Member of Parliament with more
appropriate portfolio responsibilities, this will be noted,
o If you have requested a meeting with Minister Sio, a staff member will
contact you in due course,
o If you have invited Minister Sio to an event, a member of staff may
contact you for more information,
o If you have made a request for official information, this will be
managed in accordance with the provisions of the Official Information
Act 1982, which may include transfer to a more relevant Minister or
agency,
o If you are a journalist, your request will be actioned by a staff
member.

 

Please note information about meetings related to the Ministers’
portfolios will be proactively released (this does not include personal or
constituency matters). For each meeting in scope, the summary would list:
date, time (start and finish), brief description, location, who the
meeting was with, and the portfolio. If you attend a meeting with the
Minister on behalf of an organisation, the name of the organisation will
be released. If you are a senior staff member at an organisation, or meet
with the Minister in your personal capacity, your name may also be
released. The location of the meeting will be released, unless it is a
private residence. The proactive release will be consistent with the
provisions in the Official Information Act, including privacy
considerations. Under the Privacy Act 1993 you have the right to ask for a
copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to
be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of
your information, or to have it corrected, or are concerned about the
release of your information in the meeting disclosure, please contact the
sender. You can read more about the proactive release policy at
[1]http://www.dia.govt.nz/Proactive-Release...

 

Kind regards,

 

Office of Hon Aupito William Sio, MP for Mangere
Reception +64 4 817 8723 | Ministerial Email [Aupito William Sio request email] | Web
[2]beehive.govt.nz | Postal Freepost Parliament, Private Bag 18 041,
Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160, New Zealand

Authorised by Hon Aupito William Sio MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington
6160, New Zealand

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Thank you for contacting the office of Hon Aupito William Sio, Minister
for Pacific Peoples, Minister for Courts, Associate Minister of Justice,
Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs, Associate Minister of Health
(Pacific) and Associate Minister of Education (Pacific).

 

Minister Sio receives a significant volume of correspondence:

 

o If your message is for Minister Sio’s advice, or if you have copied
your email to another Minister and/or Member of Parliament with more
appropriate portfolio responsibilities, this will be noted,
o If you have requested a meeting with Minister Sio, a staff member will
contact you in due course,
o If you have invited Minister Sio to an event, a member of staff may
contact you for more information,
o If you have made a request for official information, this will be
managed in accordance with the provisions of the Official Information
Act 1982, which may include transfer to a more relevant Minister or
agency,
o If you are a journalist, your request will be actioned by a staff
member.

 

Please note information about meetings related to the Ministers’
portfolios will be proactively released (this does not include personal or
constituency matters). For each meeting in scope, the summary would list:
date, time (start and finish), brief description, location, who the
meeting was with, and the portfolio. If you attend a meeting with the
Minister on behalf of an organisation, the name of the organisation will
be released. If you are a senior staff member at an organisation, or meet
with the Minister in your personal capacity, your name may also be
released. The location of the meeting will be released, unless it is a
private residence. The proactive release will be consistent with the
provisions in the Official Information Act, including privacy
considerations. Under the Privacy Act 1993 you have the right to ask for a
copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to
be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of
your information, or to have it corrected, or are concerned about the
release of your information in the meeting disclosure, please contact the
sender. You can read more about the proactive release policy at
[1]http://www.dia.govt.nz/Proactive-Release...

 

Kind regards,

 

Office of Hon Aupito William Sio, MP for Mangere
Reception +64 4 817 8723 | Ministerial Email [2][Aupito William Sio request email] |
Web [3]beehive.govt.nz | Postal Freepost Parliament, Private Bag 18 041,
Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160, New Zealand

 

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Authorised by Hon Aupito William Sio MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington
6160, New Zealand

 

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From: A Sio (MIN)
Aupito William Sio

Dear Ms Phillips
 
Thank you for your Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) request of 27 July
2021 to Hon Aupito William Sio, Minister for Courts, about the Disputes
Tribunal.
 
Your request was for the following:
 
"Why when I purchase a service from a GST registered Incorporated Society
they are able to convince the Disputes Tribunal that they cannot hear my
dispute and I need to go to the High Court and seek Judicial Review. If I
purchase a service from a GST Registered trader who is not incorporated
with the Inc Society the Disputes Tribunal can hear my dispute."
 
The information you have requested is not held by the Minister. This is
because you are seeking an answer to a question as opposed to specific
documents and the Minister does not hold any official information in
response to this request. Therefore, your request has been refused under
section 18(g) of the OIA as the Minister does not hold this information
and there are no grounds for believing that the information is held by
another department, Minister of the Crown, organisation, or local
authority subject to the OIA.
 
You may like to speak with a lawyer to help explain these actions, and to
discuss any options available to you in these proceedings moving forward.
Free legal advice and information is available at your local Community Law
Centre or Citizens Advice Bureau. You can find your nearest centre at
communitylaw.org.nz or cab.org.nz
 
If you require any clarification of the information contained in this
response please contact Annaliese Wilson, Private Secretary (Justice) by
calling 04 817 8723 or emailing [Aupito William Sio request email]
 
If you are not satisfied with this response, you have the right to
complain to the Ombudsman under section 28(3) of the OIA. You can contact
the Office of the Ombudsman by writing to PO Box 10152, Wellington 6143;
calling 0800 802 602; or emailing [1][email address]
 
Kind regards
Annaliese Wilson | Private Secretary (Justice)
Office of the Honourable Aupito William Sio
 
 
 

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Clearly the public are not able to get answers from these people I have been ringing the number given for 2 weeks and do not get a reply. Surely you can do better!!!!

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