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

  • Register your interest - Political lobbying project

    In April 2023, the Government announced several measures aimed at providing greater transparency around lobbying at Parliament. The Ministry of Justice is leading two of these measures by: supporting “third-party” lobbyists who lobby on behalf of others to come together to...

    Closes 31 August 2024

  • Family Violence Programme - Participant Feedback Survey

    This survey is for people who have attended a Ministry of Justice family violence programme. Completing this survey is voluntary, and will help us improve the programme. Please note that we will not be responding to feedback as the survey is anonymous. If you would like to...

    Closes 30 June 2025

Closed Consultations

  • 4th Universal Periodic Review: feedback on recommendations

    The Ministry of Justice would like to hear your feedback on the recommendations from New Zealand's fourth Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the Human Rights Council in Geneva. Eighty-eight countries made a total of 259 recommendations on how New Zealand can take further steps to improve our...

    Closed 2 June 2024

  • Independent Electoral Review draft recommendations

    The Independent Electoral Review was established by the Minister of Justice to consider how to make our election rules clearer, fairer, and more accessible for current and future generations. Over the past year, we've been reviewing the electoral system to find out what is working well and...

    Closed 17 July 2023

  • Claimant funding for Tūāpapa o te Tika events (Justice System Kaupapa Inquiry Wai 3060)

    We are seeking feedback about claimant funding provided by the Ministry of Justice for the Tūāpapa o Te Tika events held in May and June 2023 in the Justice System Kaupapa Inquiry. Responses to this survey will be anonymous. No identifiable data will be collected.

    Closed 14 July 2023

  • Coronial Current State Report - Police

    Te Tāhū o te Ture - the Ministry of Justice is working on a project to better understand the current state of the initial stages of the Coroners Court in Aotearoa New Zealand, and we need your help. We want to hear from the judiciary and those who work within the initial stages of the...

    Closed 14 July 2023

  • 2023 Annual Te Aorerekura Hui Survey

    An opportunity to feedback from the 2023 Annual Te Aorerekura Hui.

    Closed 7 July 2023

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