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24 April, 2014

Government not introducing minimum pricing on alcohol

Justice Minister Judith Collins has received the Ministry of Justice report, The Effectiveness of Alcohol Pricing Policies.

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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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10 April, 2014

Member of Accident Compensation Appeal Authority appointed

Associate Justice Minister Chester Borrows today announced the appointment of David Plunkett as a member of the Accident Compensation Appeal Authority. The appointment is for a three year term.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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20 February, 2014

Convicted Justice of the Peace to be removed

Associate Justice Minister Chester Borrows has today indicated that he will be recommending that the Governor General remove Justice of the Peace Daljit Singh from office, following his conviction in the Auckland High Court for electoral fraud.

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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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20 February, 2014

New legal complaints review officer appointed

Associate Justice Minister Chester Borrows today announced the appointment of Mr Rex Maidment as the Legal Complaints Review Officer.

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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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8 February, 2014

Australia and New Zealand to expand trial of criminal history information

Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, and Minister of Justice, the Hon Judith Collins MP, today announced that Australia and New Zealand employers are to have greater access to respective national criminal history checks for employment vetting purposes.

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4 February, 2014

Last days to apply for innovative youth crime funding

Associate Justice Minister Chester Borrows is urging community groups with innovative ideas to tackle youth crime in their area to apply now for the Youth Crime Action Plan’s innovation fund.

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1 February, 2014

NZ’s reputation strong, efforts to continue

Justice Minister Judith Collins has welcomed the United Nations Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) recommendations on how New Zealand can continue to promote and protect domestic human rights.

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28 January, 2014

NZ’s human rights record presented in Geneva

Justice Minister Judith Collins appeared before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva last night to discuss New Zealand’s progress in promoting and protecting human rights.

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22 January, 2014

Minister to represent NZ in London and Geneva

Justice Minister Judith Collins leaves today to meet with her UK justice counterparts in London. Ms Collins will then present New Zealand’s report for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Human Rights to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.

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22 January, 2014

First sod turned on new Christchurch precinct

Justice Minister Judith Collins, alongside Prime Minister John Key, today turned the first ground on the Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct.

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