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

  • Digital Strategy for Courts and Tribunals - Draft for Consultation

    Digital Strategy for Courts of New Zealand The Digital Strategy addresses how technology can enable courts to do better what they do now, capitalising on the lessons learned about use of technology in the courts during the Covid-19 pandemic. It also looks at how technology can enable... More

    Closes 30 September 2022

  • Broadening the Privacy Act’s notification rules

    The Government is considering potential changes to the notification rules for collecting personal information under the Privacy Act 2020. The Ministry of Justice wants to hear from stakeholders and the public on the form and scope of the proposals. They would broaden the Act’s... More

    Closes 30 September 2022

  • Review of the Intelligence and Security Act 2017

    Independent reviewers are reviewing the Intelligence and Security Act 2017 (the Act). The Prime Minister has appointed Sir Terence Arnold KNZM and Matanuku Mahuika to undertake the review. She has also appointed Dr Penelope Ridings as special advisor to support the review. They are keen... More

    Closes 30 September 2022

  • Long-term Insights Briefing

    Nau mai, haere mai, welcome to the second round of consultation on the Justice Sector Long-term Insights Briefing. Last year we asked for your views on our proposed topic for this consultation: Long-term insights about imprisonment and what these tell us about future risks and... More

    Closes 7 October 2022

  • Privacy Assurance Quiz 2022

    Think you know everything about privacy? Test your skills by completing the PRIVACY ASSURANCE QUIZ survey. This is available from Friday 23 September 2022 until 5pm Friday 21 October. Lots of prizes to be won, so complete the quiz now. More

    Closes 21 October 2022

Closed Consultations

  • Reform of adoption laws in Aotearoa New Zealand

    The Government is reforming our adoption laws. The aim of the reform is to create a new system that protects the rights, best interests and welfare of children, upholds our Tiriti o Waitangi obligations, and upholds our international human rights obligations. We want to... More

    Closed 7 August 2022

  • Wayfinding for civil justice

    The civil justice system is complex and multi-faceted; different people and organisations are experts in different parts of the system. For the system to work effectively from a user perspective, there needs to be a degree of coordination and coherence that can only be achieved through an... More

    Closed 30 June 2022

  • Proposed changes to political donation rules in our electoral law

    The Ministry of Justice wants to hear your views about possible changes to the political donation rules in the Electoral Act 1993. Consultation is open from Friday, 3 December 2021 to Tuesday, 25 January 2022. Your feedback will help inform Government decisions on... More

    Closed 25 January 2022

  • AML/CFT Act review

    The Government is reviewing the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing Act 2009 (the Act). The Act helps to keep Aotearoa New Zealand safe from money laundering and terrorism financing, so our country has a trustworthy and legitimate financial system. This review allows us... More

    Closed 3 December 2021

  • Justice Sector Long-term Insights Briefing

    Nau mai, haere mai. The Long-term Insights Briefings are a new government initiative requiring agencies to develop and share insights on the trends, risks and opportunities that affect, or may affect, Aotearoa New Zealand. Ara Poutama Aotearoa – Corrections,... More

    Closed 30 November 2021

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