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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

  • 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

    Closes 19 February 2021

Closed Consultations

  • 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

  • Have your say about cross-border disclosures under the Privacy Act 2020

    The Ministry of Justice is consulting on regulations to be made specifying countries for overseas disclosures under section 214 of the Privacy Act 2020 (the Act). As part of this process, we invite you to provide your views on the countries you would find it most valuable to see prioritised... More

    Closed 4 December 2020

  • Public consultation on a proposal for New Zealand to join the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

    Update 17 September 2020: Responses to questions raised during consultation [PDF, 135KB] June 2020 Cabinet Decision: In-principle decision to join the Budapest Convention on Cyber Crime The New Zealand Government is... More

    Closed 11 September 2020

  • Legal Aid Electronic Pilot (Providers)

    The Auckland legal aid office has been working electronically since 17 February 2020. We would like your feedback on your experience so we can determine what is working well and any areas where we could improve. More

    Closed 12 June 2020

  • Improving the legal aid provider experience - proposed changes to the approval process

    Background This project has been established to improve the experience that lawyers have with our approval and contracting processes for legal aid services. The intent of this work is to ensure that any improvements made will streamline, integrate and align with the rest of the legal aid... More

    Closed 12 November 2019