Court of Arbitration (New Zealand)
The Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act 1894 created a compulsory arbitration system for resolving industrial disputes. Part of this involved the creation of the Court of Arbitration. The court heard industrial disputes, made and interpreted awards, and set minimum standards of employment. The Court also had the power to set and adjust wages.
These elements continued through a number of successive acts until repeal in 1973.
- http://www.justice.govt.nz/employment/role/default.asp#ec13 Role & Structure of the NZ Employment Court