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  • 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
  • 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 Stuff.co.nz website Find out how to cover your tracks online The Hāpaitia te Oranga Tangata – Safe and Effective Justice programme wants to ensure that the needs of... 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 Stuff.co.nz Rapu kōrero me pēhea te huna i ō mahuetanga tuihono E whakarite ana a Hāpaitia te Oranga Tangata ko te hunga i whai pānga ki... More
    Closed 1 March 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
  • 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 they... More
    Closed 18 January 2019
  • 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 https://www.justice.govt.nz/justice-sector-policy/key-initiatives/family-court-rewrite . More
    Closed 9 November 2018
  • 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 https://www.justice.govt.nz/justice-sector-policy/key-initiatives/family-court-rewrite/ . 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
  • Combined jurisdiction 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. After reviewing the success of the family and civil legal aid form which was... More
    Closed 12 April 2018
  • Mental health rosters

    Legal Aid Services has recently undergone changes to our operating model, which has resulted in the consolidation of all our offices into two. One of the primary reasons for this change is to ensure we are providing nationally consistent services to our customers and providers, regardless of... More
    Closed 28 January 2018
  • AML/CFT regulations: Tranche 1 consultation

    In October 2017, we sought submissions on proposed regulations related to New Zealand’s anti-money laundering laws. Recent changes to the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Act 2009 affect businesses already covered by the law (known as Phase... More
    Closed 31 October 2017
  • 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 11 October 2017
  • 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 was held on 7 June 2017 in Wellington. The Summit was an opportunity for people from across the sector to come together and build on the... More
    Closed 16 June 2017
  • 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 24 April 2017
  • 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 27 January 2017
  • 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 21 December 2016
  • Review of the Search and Surveillance Act 2012

    The Law Commission and the Ministry of Justice have completed a joint review of the Search and Surveillance Act 2012. The Act controls how and when the Police and other government agencies can search people or property and carry out surveillance. The joint review... More
    Closed 16 December 2016
  • 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 16 September 2016
  • 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 16 September 2016
  • 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 25 July 2016
  • Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Amendment Act 2015 prescribed transaction reporting regulations

    The purpose of this consultation was 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 27 May 2016
  • 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 28 September 2015
  • 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 25 September 2015
  • Independent Review of Intelligence and Security

    What happens next? Who are the independent reviewers? Consultation documents Accessibility Hon Sir Michael Cullen KNZM and Dame Patsy Reddy DNZM sought submissions to inform their independent review of intelligence and security under the Intelligence and... More
    Closed 14 August 2015
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