National will get the Court system moving quickly to clear a backlog of disputes, modernise its operations through technology and make better use of existing resources.
National recognises the value of specialist courts and will extend their operations.
National will encourage the transfer of disputes from the Court system to alternative dispute resolution forums as much as possible.
- Expand the use of specialist courts like drug and alcohol courts, which help offenders deal with their addiction issues.
- Investigate transferring disputes from the Court system to alternative dispute resolution forums.
- De-escalate disputes by having some cases heard at lower levels of the Court system.
- Extend sitting hours and increase use of technology to clear Court backlog.
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