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  • 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
  • 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
    Opened 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
  • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) Report

    On 22 December 2021, the New Zealand Government is due to submit a Report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (the CERD Committee). The CERD Committee monitors how well New Zealand is implementing the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of New Zealand... More
    Closed 23 November 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
    Closed 31 August 2021
  • 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
    Closed 6 August 2021
  • 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
  • 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 18 February 2021: Cabinet has agreed that New Zealand will seek to join the Budapest Convention. This includes decisions about the changes required to join the Convention. You can find details of Cabinet’s decision and a summary of submissions... 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
  • New Zealand's seventh periodic report under the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

    Download: List of Issues (PDF, 221KB) Download: New Zealand's draft Seventh Periodic Report under the Convention against Torture (PDF, 1.52MB) Download: Overview of issues covered in the Report (PDF, 211KB) The Government is preparing its seventh report to the United Nations... More
    Closed 17 June 2019
  • Have your say about access to official information

    The Ministry of Justice wants to hear your views on how the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) is working in practice, to inform a decision on whether to progress a review of this legislation. Your feedback will help inform a decision by Government on whether to review it, or whether instead to... More
    Closed 18 April 2019
  • Strengthening the family justice system

    In 2014, major changes were made to the family justice system. The reforms aimed to help people resolve parenting disputes without having to go to court. However, we now know that these changes aren't working for some people. An Independent Panel appointed by the Minister of Justice examined... More
    Closed 1 March 2019
  • Te Whakakaha i te Pūnaha Ture Taihara mō ngā Pārurenga

    Mēnā kei te noho mōrea koe, me waea ki 111 ka pātai mō ngā Pirihimana. Putanga tere - haere ki te paetukutuku a Rapu kōrero me pēhea te huna i ō mahuetanga tuihono E whakarite ana a Hāpaitia te Oranga... More
    Closed 1 March 2019
  • Strengthening the Criminal Justice System for Victims survey

    If you're in immediate danger, dial 111 and ask for the police. Quick exit - go to the website Find out how to cover your tracks online The Hāpaitia te Oranga Tangata – Safe and Effective Justice programme... More
    Closed 1 March 2019
  • Regulations to support high value dealers to comply with the AML/CFT Act

    The Ministry of Justice is seeking submissions on proposals for regulations under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Act 2009. These regulations relate to high value dealers, who are defined as someone who, in trade and in the ordinary course of... More
    Closed 15 February 2019
  • Legal Aid Invoicing

    We have been reviewing processes and forms to help make the customer journey easier. As part of this, we would like to understand how providers are completing and submitting legal aid invoices. This survey closed 1 February 2019. More
    Closed 1 February 2019
  • Legal Aid High Cost Case policy & Amendment to Grant form changes

    We are seeking feedback on a proposed new: family and civil legal aid amendment to grant form criminal and high cost case amendment to grant form high cost cases policy. You may find each of these attached at the bottom of this page, or... More
    Closed 18 January 2019
  • Korero Mai - Tell Us Your Story

    Thank you for your interest, but submissions about 2014 changes to the family justice system have now closed. To learn more about the Independent Panel, and keep up to date with its work, go to . More
    Closed 9 November 2018
  • Rewriting the 2014 Family Justice System Reforms

    Thank you for your interest, but submissions about 2014 changes to the family justice system have now closed. To learn more about the Independent Panel, and keep up to date with its work, go to . ... More
    Closed 9 November 2018
  • Information sharing guidance for the family violence sector

    The Family Violence Act took effect on 1 July 2019. The Act created new rules allowing family violence agencies and social services practitioners to collect, use, request and share personal information for purposes related to family violence. Safe and appropriate information sharing will... More
    Closed 21 September 2018
  • MLC customer survey

    Nau mai haere mai. Tēnā hoki koe i roto i ngā āhuatanga o te wā. Thank you for taking part in this brief survey. The quality of our customer service is important to us and your responses will help us improve the information and services we provide. Be assured that your responses are... More
    Closed 30 June 2018
  • AML/CFT regulations: Tranche 2 consultation

    The Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (the Act) aims to detect and deter money laundering and terrorism financing. It requires certain businesses to put anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) measures in place. These include... More
    Closed 12 June 2018
  • Crown/Māori Relations

    Crown/Māori Relations – Have your say 2018 Nau mai, haere mai The Minister for Crown/Māori Relations, Hon Kelvin Davis, is responsible for ensuring a healthy Crown/Māori relationship. He’s keen to get your ideas about how it could be better - and the sort of projects he should... More
    Closed 30 May 2018
  • Combined criminal legal aid application form

    Legal aid is an important part of New Zealand's justice system. It helps people to resolve legal problems that may go to court and makes sure that people are not denied justice because they can't afford a lawyer. After reviewing the feedback about the proposed combined jurisdiction legal aid... More
    Closed 24 May 2018
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