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14 April, 2014

Successful crime-fighting pilot to be expanded

A successful Justice sector frontline pilot, which saw a dramatic drop in total crime in the Hutt Valley, will benefit three other areas, Justice Minister Judith Collins has announced.

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7 April, 2014

Family justice reforms spark huge interest

The Government’s Family Court reforms have only been in effect one week but already traffic to the new family justice website has increased fivefold.

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4 April, 2014

EthnicA calls ethnic Kiwis to leadership

The 2014 series of EthnicA conferences kicks off in Hamilton tomorrow and Ethnic Affairs Minister Judith Collins is stressing the importance of diverse leadership for New Zealand’s success.

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3 April, 2014

Conferences continue to empower victims

Restorative justice conferences continue to have a positive impact on reducing crime and empowering victims, Justice Minister Judith Collins says.

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31 March, 2014

$387 million to stay in Kiwis’ pockets

ACC Minister Judith Collins says substantial levy cuts for employers and workers take effect tomorrow as a result of the Scheme’s excellent performance over the last few years.

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26 March, 2014

Hearing Week: ACC steps up support

ACC is expected to double its spending on treatment for people with work or injury related hearing loss and ACC Minister Judith Collins says this has been supported by improved collaboration between ACC and the hearing sector.

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26 March, 2014

Young people appearing in court at record low

The number of young people facing court charges has fallen to the lowest level since records began more than 20 years ago, Justice Minister Judith Collins announced today.

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25 March, 2014

Address to Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ) Breakfast meeting on the new Family Disputes Resolution service

Thank you for this – very timely – opportunity to speak to you this morning about the Government’s reforms of New Zealand’s family justice system.

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25 March, 2014

Reforms put children at heart of Family Court

The Government’s reforms of our family justice system come into force on Monday 31 March, Justice Minister Judith Collins announced today.

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21 March, 2014

Minister announces several new appointments

Justice Minister Judith Collins today announced appointments to the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority, Customs Appeal Authority, Weathertight Homes Tribunal, Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority and Real Estate Agents Authority.

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20 March, 2014

Race Relations Day – a day of recognition

Ethnic Affairs Minister Judith Collins says Race Relations Day tomorrow is a time to recognise the contribution that greater ethnic diversity makes to the social and economic fabric of New Zealand.

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18 March, 2014

New court order to better protect victims

A Bill creating a new order to protect victims of serious violent and sexual offences passed its second reading in Parliament today.

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18 March, 2014

New Zealand’s electoral system strengthened

A bill to improve New Zealand’s electoral law has passed its third and final reading in Parliament today.

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18 March, 2014

NZ-US agreement to combat cross-border crime

A new information sharing agreement to bolster New Zealand’s efforts to tackle international crime is one step closer.

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15 March, 2014

Respect key to tackling sexual violence early

ACC Minister Judith Collins has today announced a new school-based pilot project funded by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) as part of its new focus on preventing sexual violence.

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14 March, 2014

Agreement enhances EPICNZ reach

Ethnic Affairs Minister Judith Collins says a partnership agreement signed by the Office of Ethnic Affairs (OEA) today will build more connections between new migrants and established businesses in New Zealand.

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12 March, 2014

Datalab to make justice stats more accessible

Justice Minister Judith Collins says data such as the excellent results released today in the 2013 Justice Sector Annual Report will be more accessible to members of the public with the launch of a new Datalab tool.

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11 March, 2014

Government reviews the law of trusts

The law governing private trusts in New Zealand will be updated and made more accessible, Justice Minister Judith Collins says.

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9 March, 2014

Victim Support wins New Zealander of the Year Award

Justice Minister Judith Collins has congratulated the New Zealand Council of Victim Support Groups (Victim Support) for winning the New Zealander of the Year Award in the community section.

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7 March, 2014

New motorcycle safety advisors announced

ACC Minister Judith Collins has announced the appointment of three new Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council (MSAC) members and says this comes at a time when ACC is boosting its focus on injury prevention across the board.

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6 March, 2014

Victims code enhances victims’ rights

A Bill to strengthen and expand victims’ rights has passed its second reading in Parliament.

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6 March, 2014

Address to the Workshop for the Universality of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the Kampala Amendments on the Crime of Aggression in the Pacific Region

As Minister of Justice my focus – and that of my Government – is to ensure New Zealand has a high performing justice system which delivers justice to all New Zealanders efficiently and effectively.

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6 March, 2014

Minister opens International Criminal Court Workshop

Justice Minister Judith Collins has officially opened a workshop for participants from Asia and the Pacific to discuss the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Auckland today.

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6 March, 2014

New home perfect fit for migrant service provider

Ethnic Affairs Minister Judith Collins and Social Development Minister Paula Bennett have announced the transfer of migrant and refugee community development programme, Settling In, from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) to the Office of Ethnic Affairs (OEA).

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5 March, 2014

Graham Lowe to chair alcohol marketing forum

Former rugby league coach and businessman Graham Lowe ONZM, QSM has been appointed to chair a forum which will consider whether further restrictions should be placed on the marketing of alcohol.

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27 February, 2014

Better access for hearing aid clients

The Accident Compensation Corporation will significantly improve access to treatment for clients with hearing loss, ACC Minister Judith Collins announced today.

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20 February, 2014

Collaboration key to keeping crime down

Crime and reoffending continues to fall according to the latest progress report on Better Public Service (BPS) to September 2013, Justice Minister Judith Collins announced today.

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14 February, 2014

Little’s false claims irresponsible

Claims the Government will scrap the EasyVote card are wrong and irresponsible, Justice Minister Judith Collins says.

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13 February, 2014

Electoral system improvements on track

A bill to improve New Zealand’s electoral law has passed its second reading in Parliament today.

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11 February, 2014

Parliament to celebrate Chinese New Year

Ethnic Affairs Minister Judith Collins will tonight host a Parliamentary celebration of Chinese New Year alongside one of New Zealand’s largest ethnic groups and says it’s a symbol of our enthusiasm and embrace of cultural diversity.

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