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6 July, 2015

Around 64,000 fewer recorded crimes

The crime figures from the Better Public Services results show there were around 64,000 fewer crimes in the past year than in June 2011, though data for the most recent quarter serve as a reminder that there is always more work to be done, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.

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2 July, 2015

Bill to better support sexual violence victims underway

The first stage of the Government’s sexual violence reforms are underway with the passing of the first reading of the Evidence Amendment Act today, Justice Minister Amy Adams says.

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1 July, 2015

Home Safety Service rolled out nationwide

Up to 1000 victims of family violence will be better protected with the rollout of the National Home Safety Service, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.

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30 June, 2015

Better protections for victims of cyberbullying

A Bill to curb cyberbullying and better support victims passed its third and final reading in Parliament today with overwhelming cross-party support.

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30 June, 2015

Paula Rose appointed to BSA

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams has announced the appointment of Paula Rose QSO, as a board member of the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA).

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26 June, 2015

Harmful Digital Communications Bill - Third Reading Speech

Cyberbullying is a real and growing problem. It’s not a minor issue confined to a small group of people. One-in-five New Zealanders aged 13-30 years have experienced harmful communications on the internet. We need to do something to stem these new and insidious threats.

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26 June, 2015

UFB clocks up 100,000 connected customers

Communications Minister Amy Adams today unveiled the 100,000th user to benefit from the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) rollout.

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21 June, 2015

SMEs focus for Connect Smart Week

Communications Minister Amy Adams says the second annual Connect Smart Awareness Week is a reminder to be vigilant about online security.

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19 June, 2015

UFB rollout hits halfway mark

Communications Minister Amy Adams today announced that the build programme for the first stage of the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) initiative has now reached the midway point.

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18 June, 2015

New 111 smartphone app to be developed

Mobile phone calls to 111 will be quicker and safer in future with the development of a new app, Communications Minister Amy Adams has announced.

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17 June, 2015

White Pages opt-in service cuts waste

The Government has agreed to extend White Pages’ successful opt-in service across New Zealand, Communications Minister Amy Adams has announced.

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12 June, 2015

Search begins for new Chief Victims Advisor

Establishing a Chief Victims Advisor to the Government is an important step to ensuring victims are placed at the heart of decision-making, Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced.

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10 June, 2015

Dunedin joins modern AVL network

The Dunedin Courthouse has become the eighteenth court to connect to the audio-visual link (AVL) network, Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams has announced.

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9 June, 2015

Land access changes to streamline UFB rollout

Communications Minister Amy Adams has today released a raft of proposals to help speed up the installation of Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB).

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9 June, 2015

Ultra-Fast Broadband build complete in Timaru

Communications Minister Amy Adams today welcomed the completion of the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build in Timaru.

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4 June, 2015

Retired High Court judge to review Pora claim

A leading former High Court judge has been appointed to assess Teina Pora’s compensation claim, Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced.

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3 June, 2015

One month to go to put forth UFB & RBI bids

Local authorities have four more weeks to get their submissions in for phase two of the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) and Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI), Communications Minister Amy Adams says.

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29 May, 2015

Minister puts trust law reform on agenda

Some of New Zealand’s top experts on trusts are contributing their knowledge and experience to assist the Government’s reform of trust law, Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced.

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27 May, 2015

Organised Crime Bill passes second reading

Justice Minister Amy Adams says the Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Legislation Bill implements a number of measures to strengthen New Zealand’s response to organised crime both domestically and abroad.

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23 May, 2015

Rural Broadband extension secured

The passing of the Telecommunications (Development Levy) Amendment Levy Bill underscores the Government’s commitment to extending enhanced connectivity to regional New Zealand, says Communications Minister Amy Adams.

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21 May, 2015

$218.6m to continue improving public safety

Budget 2015 provides an additional $218.6 million investment in the justice sector over the next four years, Justice Minister Amy Adams says.

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21 May, 2015

$360m boost for world-class internet connectivity

Budget 2015 sets aside funding to deliver on the Government’s commitment to roll out world-class internet connectivity for New Zealanders with the extension of its flagship broadband initiatives, Communications Minister Amy Adams says.

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20 May, 2015

Bill to update Radio NZ charter passes second reading

A Bill to provide greater clarity and freedom to the way Radio New Zealand operates passed its second reading in Parliament today.

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20 May, 2015

$400k for more TV caption and audio services

The Government is welcoming NZ on Air’s decision to allocate a further $400,000 for increased TV caption and audio services.

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15 May, 2015

2015 ICT report reveals growing industry strength

The strength of New Zealand’s ICT sector has been revealed in a new report released today by Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Communications Minister Amy Adams.

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15 May, 2015

Whanganui now fully-fibred

Whanganui is the latest North Island town to become fully-fibred with the completion of its Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build today, Communications Minister Amy Adams says.

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13 May, 2015

Intelligence and security review to commence in June

A former Deputy Prime Minister and a respected lawyer are to lead the first regular review of New Zealand’s security and intelligence agencies, Acting Attorney-General Amy Adams announced today.

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7 May, 2015

Restorative justice part of supporting family violence victims

Justice Minister Amy Adams has opened a two-day conference which will look at how restorative justice can be used to better support victims of family violence.

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6 May, 2015

Full speed ahead for broadband deployment

Communications Minister Amy Adams today announced a 23 per cent increase in the number of end users connecting to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) over the first three months of 2015.

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5 May, 2015

More powers for Human Rights Commission

A bill to give the Human Rights Commission greater flexibility in dealing with emerging human rights issues passed its second reading in Parliament today.

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