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1 September, 2015

Court rules changed to support family violence information sharing

Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced new information sharing rules between family and criminal courts as a part of the Government’s work to help reduce the harm caused by family violence.

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28 August, 2015

Manukau Court’s $51m court upgrade complete

Justice Minister Amy Adams today opened the upgraded Manukau District Courthouse after a $51 million makeover that future-proofs one of the country’s busiest courthouses.

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27 August, 2015

Views sought on 21st century content regulation

Justice, Communications and Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams has released a discussion document looking at whether policy and regulatory frameworks are fit for purpose in the current New Zealand media landscape.

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26 August, 2015

Better information for Judges making family violence bail decisions

A new pilot programme will soon see Judges making bail decisions automatically receive a new report on defendants’ family violence history, Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced.

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14 August, 2015

Appointments to the Real Estate Agents Authority

Associate Minister of Justice, Simon Bridges, has announced a number of appointments to the Real Estate Agents Authority.

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10 August, 2015

Government Inquiry into handling of Robertson case announced

Justice Minister Amy Adams and Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga have today released the draft Terms of Reference for the Government Inquiry into the handling of the Tony Robertson case.

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5 August, 2015

Launch of family violence discussion document

I’m immensely proud to be at the helm of the Justice Sector, particularly as we deliver some outstanding results for New Zealanders and their families. But the one thing I’ve learned is that there’s always more work to be done. Which is why I’m here this morning – to kick-start a national conversation around family violence and how we can better prevent it.

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5 August, 2015

Family violence initiatives making an impact one year on

A suite of Government initiatives has built momentum for efforts to reduce New Zealand’s horrific family violence track-record, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.

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5 August, 2015

Fresh look at family violence laws

A discussion document launched today takes a hard look at the way the law prevents and responds to family violence, and proposes a comprehensive rethink to strengthen New Zealand’s legislative response.

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29 July, 2015

Launch of new family violence work programme

Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley have today launched a new work programme to ensure government agencies respond better to family and sexual violence.

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27 July, 2015

Agency sought to help reduce cyberbullying

The search is underway for an Approved Agency where victims of cyberbullying can turn to for help, Justice Minister Amy Adams announced today.

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15 July, 2015

Register to keep tabs on deported offenders up and running

Efforts to improve the oversight, supervision and support for offenders deported to New Zealand, particularly from Australia, are making good headway, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.

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13 July, 2015

Keynote address to Opening Ceremony of the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering Annual Meeting 2015

The Asia-Pacific region is as complex as it is diverse. It’s made up of both some of the world’s largest and smallest economies, and is rich in cultural diversity.

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13 July, 2015

Global anti-money laundering meeting held in Auckland

New Zealand has a key role to play in global efforts to combat money laundering and counter the financing of terrorism, Justice Minister Amy Adams said at the opening of the Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering in Auckland today.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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5 May, 2015

NZ human rights report submitted to UN

Justice Minister Amy Adams has submitted the Government’s latest report to the United Nations on civil and political rights in New Zealand.

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4 May, 2015

Govt to improve pecuniary penalties regime

Changes to the provisions governing the use of pecuniary penalties will improve the effectiveness of the legal system, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.

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3 May, 2015

Privacy Week to promote information security

Justice Minister Amy Adams says Privacy Week 2015 is a reminder to people about the importance of keeping personal information secure.

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