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5 March, 2015

$3.6 million to extend Home Safety Service nationwide

Justice Minister Amy Adams has today launched the expansion of the National Home Safety Service to better protect up to 1000 victims of family violence each year.

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3 March, 2015

Changes proposed to telecommunications facilities standards

Public feedback is being sought on proposed changes to the National Environmental Standard (NES) for telecommunications facilities to help speed up improvements and reduce costs.

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1 March, 2015

More hours for hearing impaired telephone service

Hearing impaired people can now access captioned telephone services for an additional two hours a day, Communications Minister Amy Adams announced today.

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28 February, 2015

Australia and New Zealand sign MoU for criminal history checks

Communities on both sides of the Tasman will benefit following the expansion of a criminal history checking service to vet individuals for employment, training and registration purposes.

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27 February, 2015

Gisborne Court gets connected to AVL network

Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams has welcomed the addition of the Gisborne courthouse to the audio visual link (AVL) network that connects courts and prisons.

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25 February, 2015

Bill to curb unnecessary parole hearings passes

The Bill reducing the number of unnecessary parole hearings for offenders who still pose a threat to the community passed its third and final reading in Parliament last night.

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25 February, 2015

Bill to fight child exploitation passes second reading

A Bill to better protect children from sexual exploitation passed its second reading in Parliament last night.

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21 February, 2015

Justice Minister to attend Global Law Summit in London

Justice Minister Amy Adams leaves today to attend an international law conference in London alongside Justice Ministers and Attorney Generals from around the world.

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19 February, 2015

Bill to improve coronial system passes first reading

A Bill to make the coronial system quicker and more effective passed its first reading in Parliament today.

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19 February, 2015

Cabinet to take fresh look at Bain case

The Government has agreed to set aside all previous advice relating to David Bain’s compensation claim and conduct a fresh inquiry, Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced.

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19 February, 2015

Govt sets itself tougher crime target

A renewed focus on tackling the drivers of crime has helped the Government exceed its Better Public Service (BPS) target to reduce crime two and a half years ahead of schedule, Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced.

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18 February, 2015

Bill to modernise courts one step closer

A Bill to speed up justice and modernise New Zealand’s courts has passed its second reading in Parliament today.

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18 February, 2015

Law Commission work programme confirmed

Justice Minister Amy Adams has today confirmed the Law Commission’s 2015 work programme.

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17 February, 2015

Driver Licence Stop Orders rake in $20 million

A Government initiative which threatens loss of licence over unpaid fines has brought in an extra $20.4 million since its introduction one year ago, Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced.

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13 February, 2015

Momentum growing for UFB completions

Communications Minister Amy Adams has welcomed three central North Island towns becoming fully-fibred as momentum grows around the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build.

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11 February, 2015

Broadband deployment continues to deliver

The rate at which people are signing up for the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network is accelerating with uptake quadrupling in the past two years, Communications Minister Amy Adams said today.

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10 February, 2015

New Year reminder to update cyber security

The start of a new year is a good time to update your cyber security including changing passwords for all your internet-connected devices says Communications Minister Amy Adams.

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4 February, 2015

Offender levy supporting victims of crime

More support services are available to victims of crime thanks to the Government’s offender levy which has generated more than $16.6 million since its introduction, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.

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22 January, 2015

Bain compensation case resumes

Justice Minister Amy Adams has today confirmed that judicial review proceedings undertaken by David Bain have been discontinued, following an agreement between the two parties.

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17 December, 2014

Alcohol forum report released

The report of the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship has been released today, with Ministers noting that further work will be required on the feasibility and impact of the proposals.

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15 December, 2014

Oamaru becomes South Island’s first fully-fibred town

More than 6200 households, schools, businesses and health facilities in Oamaru can now connect to Ultra-fast Broadband, Communications Minister Amy Adams has announced.

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10 December, 2014

Core principle of joint and several liability rule to be retained

Justice Minister Amy Adams says the core principle of the joint and several liability rule is sound and will remain in place, but further work will consider the need for any targeted amendments.

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4 December, 2014

Record result for new radio licences

An auction of new radio spectrum licences has fetched almost $17.4 million says Communications and Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams.

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4 December, 2014

Public safety improved by new protection orders

New measures to keep dangerous criminals locked up for longer and better protect victims will soon come into force.

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3 December, 2014

NZ cements reputation for low corruption

New Zealand remains one of the top countries in the world for low levels of perceived corruption, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.

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28 November, 2014

Ministers respond to Glenn Inquiry Report

Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley have acknowledged the Glenn Inquiry Report into family violence released today.

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27 November, 2014

State-of-the-art Justice precinct reaches key milestone

The $300 million Christchurch Justice precinct has reached a key milestone with the final concrete pour and the installation of the first cranes.

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25 November, 2014

Govt resumes sexual violence Trial Proceedings work

Justice Minister Amy Adams has asked the Law Commission to resume work on proposals for better supporting victims of sexual violence through the criminal process.

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18 November, 2014

Broadband uptake exceeds ten per cent

Connections to broadband have accelerated by nearly forty per cent over the past quarter as more households, businesses and schools are able to join the fibre network.

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7 November, 2014

Crime rate continues to fall against BPS targets

The Justice Sector has continued to make progress against its Better Public Service targets with further decreases to the total crime rate and youth crime in the latest quarter, Justice Minister Amy Adams said today.

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