Welcome to the Ministry of Justice consultation hub

This site will help you find and participate in consultations that interest you.

Recently updated consultations are displayed below. Alternatively, search for consultations by keyword, postcode, interest etc.

For further information, see the Ministry's consultation section.

Open Consultations

  • Incitement of Hatred and Discrimination in Aotearoa New Zealand

    We invite your input on six Government proposals to make Aotearoa New Zealand safer for everyone, by strengthening the provisions that protect groups from speech that incites hatred, and by improving protections against discrimination. The incitement of hatred against... More

    Closes 6 August 2021

  • Review of adoption laws in Aotearoa New Zealand

    We want to hear from you about how we can change our adoption laws to meet the values and needs of Aotearoa New Zealand in 2021 and beyond. The aim of the review is to create a new system that provides strong safeguards for protecting the rights, best interests and welfare of children, and... More

    Closes 31 August 2021

Closed Consultations

  • National Strategy and Action Plans - Have Your Say

    Have your say Mahi tahi tōu korero Thank you for your interest in taking part in this survey By taking part in this survey you will be providing information to help develop a National Strategy and Action Plans to eliminate family violence and sexual violence. You can... More

    Closed 30 June 2021

  • Proposed Legal Services Model - AODT Court, Auckland and Waitākere

    Te Whare Whakapiki Wairua, the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment (AODT) Court, began as a pilot in November 2012 at the District Court in Auckland and Waitākere. In December 2019, the Minister of Justice announced the Government's commitment to making the pilot AODT Court in Auckland and... More

    Closed 5 April 2021

  • Provider feedback on the holiday period PDLA roster trial

    In 2020 the Ministry of Justice (the Ministry) received feedback indicating there may be opportunity for the Ministry to improve timely access to justice by making it easier for Police to contact Police Detention Legal Assistance (PDLA) lawyers. In response to the feedback,... More

    Closed 24 February 2021

  • Court-appointed Communication Assistance Quality Framework

    Communication assistance is one of the tools used to support vulnerable defendants and witnesses to participate in court proceedings. Vulnerable participants include children, people with disabilities, neurodiversity, mental health conditions and experience of trauma. Using communication... More

    Closed 19 February 2021

  • Legal Aid - PDLA Providers

    Over the last few months Legal Aid Services have received several complaints from Police regarding providers being uncontactable for Police Detention Legal Assistance (PDLA). Legal Aid Services are looking at how the administration of the system can be improved in the... More

    Closed 10 December 2020

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes.

We asked

Thank you for your interest in taking part in this survey

By taking part in this survey you will be providing information to help develop a National Strategy and Action Plans to eliminate family violence and sexual violence.

You said

What we have understood

Regular updates summarising what we're learning from hui and submissions can be accessed in the Kōrero Mai - Have Your Say part of our website. 

 

We did

The formal engagement period for contributions to inform the National Strategy and Action Plans has now closed.

To keep up to date on progress, or for further information on the National Strategy and Action Plans, please see www.violencefree.govt.nz

Your safety is important to us

If there is something urgent you need help with please contact the services below:

  • If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, dial 111 for the Police.
  • If you want to talk to someone about sexual violence, call Safe to Talk Helpline – 0800 044334
  • If you want to talk to someone about family violence, call Family Violence Helpline:0800 456 450