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  • Consultation on new family and civil legal aid 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. Family and civil legal aid covers a wide range of disputes that may go to court,... More
    Closed 1 week ago
  • Family Violence Summit

    A Family Violence Summit chaired by Sir Wira Gardiner and co-hosted by Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley is being held on June 7 in Wellington. The Summit is an opportunity for people from across the sector to come together and build on the... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Economic, social and cultural rights in New Zealand - draft report

    The Government is preparing its latest report to the United Nations on economic, social and cultural rights in New Zealand. New Zealand is one of more than 160 countries that have ratified the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The Covenant is a treaty that... More
    Closed 6 months ago
  • Phase 2 AML/CFT exposure draft amendment Bill

    In December 2016 and January 2017, we sought feedback on an exposure draft of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Amendment Bill. This consultation was part of the Government’s move to put in place “Phase 2” of the current AML/CFT Act. Phase 1 of... More
    Closed 9 months ago
  • Trusts Bill exposure draft consultation

    In November and December 2016, we sought your feedback on a draft Trusts Bill, as part of the Government's move to update the general law governing trusts in New Zealand. The draft Bill was developed in response to the Law Commission’s extensive review of trust law conducted over 4 years, as... More
    Closed 10 months ago
  • Review of the Search and Surveillance Act 2012

    On 28 June this year, the Minister of Justice asked the Law Commission and the Ministry of Justice to begin a joint review of the Search and Surveillance Act (the Act). The Act controls when and how Police and other law enforcement agencies can search people or property and carry out... More
    Closed 10 months ago
  • Risk Assessment and Management Framework consultation

    During August and September 2016, the Minister of Justice ran a consultation process on a draft Family Violence Risk Assessment and Management Framework. The online consultation received 120 submissions, and the views of a further 190 people were collected at regional workshops. The draft was... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Tackling money laundering and terrorist financing

    In August 2016, we sought feedback about proposed changes to improve New Zealand’s ability to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing. This consultation was part of the Government’s move to extend the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (AML/CFT... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Legal Aid Provider Contract and Practice Standards - renewal and refresh

    Legal Aid Services consulted on proposed changes to the Contract for Services and to the Practice Standards for legal aid providers. The current contract expires on 30 November 2016 and we've taken the opportunity to improve the document. We asked for legal aid lawyers' views on proposals that... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Amendment Act 2015 prescribed transaction reporting regulations

    The purpose of this consultation is to inform the development of regulations for prescribed transaction reporting. The Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 was amended in November last year as part of the omnibus Organised Crime and Anti-corruption Legislation... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • United Nations report on racial discrimination

    This consultation was open from 25 August to 28 September 2015. Why are we consulting? A draft report on New Zealand’s performance under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination has been released for public comment. New Zealand is one of... More
    Closed 2 years ago
  • Better family violence law

    The Ministry of Justice is reviewing New Zealand’s family violence laws. As part of the review, we wanted to know your views about the ideas presented in this discussion document (PDF, 924KB) , along with any other ideas you have for strengthening New Zealand’s family violence laws. ... More
    Closed 2 years ago
  • Independent Review of Intelligence and Security

    Overview What happens next? Who are the independent reviewers? Consultation documents Accessibility Overview Hon Sir Michael Cullen KNZM and Dame Patsy Reddy DNZM sought submissions to inform their independent review of intelligence... More
    Closed 2 years ago
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