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10 February, 2016

International crime cooperation laws report welcomed

Justice Minister Amy Adams has today tabled the Law Commission’s report on modernising New Zealand’s Extradition and Mutual Assistance laws.

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27 January, 2016

NZ among top nations in fighting corruption

New Zealand has been reaffirmed as one of the top countries in the world for low corruption levels, Justice Minister Amy Adams says.

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17 December, 2015

Disclosure scheme to increase safety of family violence victims

A new disclosure scheme will make it easier for Police to disclose a person’s violent criminal past to a concerned partner or friend.

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16 December, 2015

Three new Law Commissioners appointed

Justice Minister Amy Adams announced the appointment of Douglas White QC, Donna Buckingham and Helen McQueen as new members of the Law Commission, each for a term of five years.

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14 December, 2015

Law Commission reports back on two work programmes

Justice Minister Amy Adams has welcomed two Law Commission reports on how the justice system responds to victims of sexual violence and on the use of classified and security-sensitive information in civil court proceedings.

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10 December, 2015

New interagency plan to tackle cybercrime

Agencies are taking steps to ensure an effective response to the growing problem of cybercrime with the establishment of a new interagency cybercrime plan.

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6 December, 2015

Low-alcohol wine & beer changes a win-win

Supermarkets will be able to sell low and non-alcohol beer alongside regular beer under a new Bill introduced to Parliament by Justice Minister Amy Adams.

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5 December, 2015

New Rangatahi Court for Taupō

Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams has welcomed the launch of New Zealand’s fourteenth Rangatahi Court in Taupō.

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3 December, 2015

Address to Law Foundation 2015 Awards Dinner

Keynote address to 2015 New Zealand Law Foundation Annual Awards Dinner

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3 December, 2015

Minister commends top NZ courts

Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams has acknowledged New Zealand’s courts for their hard work in 2015.

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2 December, 2015

NZ ratifies UN Convention Against Corruption

New Zealand has reinforced its commitment to combating corruption by ratifying the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.

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1 December, 2015

Police to trial family violence victim video statements

Justice Minister Amy Adams and Police Minister Michael Woodhouse welcome a pilot by frontline Police staff in Palmerston North to record victim video statements using their iPhone 6+ at the scene of certain family violence incidents.

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30 November, 2015

New Law Commission projects announced

Justice Minister Amy Adams has asked the Law Commission to begin three new projects in 2016.

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25 November, 2015

White Ribbon Day puts spotlight on family violence

White Ribbon Day highlights the need for a continued focus on helping to reduce family and sexual violence, Justice Minister Amy Adams says.

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18 November, 2015

Parole-like supervision regime now in place

New powers to monitor and supervise returning offenders have received wide-spread support in Parliament following the passing of a new Bill, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.

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17 November, 2015

Returning offenders Bill introduced to protect Kiwis

A new Bill to pass under urgency will give authorities the power to assess and supervise offenders returning to our shores, Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced.

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13 November, 2015

Chief Electoral Officer to step down

Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced that a new Chief Electoral Officer is to be sought following the expiry of Robert Peden's five-year term.

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12 November, 2015

Inaugural Chief Victims Advisor to Government appointed

Justice Minister Amy Adams today announced the appointment of renowned victims advocate Dr Kim McGregor, QSO, to the role of Chief Victims Advisor to Government.

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10 November, 2015

Ministers recognise 150 years of the Māori Land Court

Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams and Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell marked 150 years of Te Kooti Whenua Māori –or the Māori Land Court – in Parliament this evening.

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5 November, 2015

Bill cracking down on organised crime passes into law

New Zealand’s organised crime and corruption laws are now stronger with the passing of the Organised Crime and Anti-corruption Legislation Bill today, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.

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4 November, 2015

Ministers to attend Canberra Council meeting

Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams and Police Minister Michael Woodhouse will travel to Canberra today to represent the New Zealand Government at the fourth meeting of the Law, Crime and Community Safety Council.

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2 November, 2015

Text message reminder service goes live in District Courts

A new text message reminder service is now available for those appearing in court, Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced.

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29 October, 2015

Work continues with Australia on deportees

Justice Minister Amy Adams and Immigration and Police Minister Michael Woodhouse have today met with Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton in Sydney to continue discussions around the deportation of New Zealanders.

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27 October, 2015

New supervision regime for deported offenders

Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced the details of a new supervision regime being proposed for offenders who return to New Zealand after serving a prison sentence overseas.

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21 October, 2015

Bill to streamline coronial processes passes second reading

Reforms to make the coronial system more efficient and reduce the impact on families took a step forward in Parliament with the Coroners Amendment Bill passing its second reading, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.

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7 October, 2015

30 per cent drop in crime since 2008

The latest New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey (NZCASS) released today shows personal and household crime has reduced by a third over five years, Justice Minister Amy Adams says.

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2 October, 2015

Appointments to the Abortion Supervisory Committee

Justice Minister Amy Adams today welcomed a new appointment and two reappointments of members to the Abortion Supervisory Committee.

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2 October, 2015

Appointments to the Independent Police Conduct Authority

Justice Minister Amy Adams has welcomed the appointment of former public sector chief executive Simon Murdoch and the reappointment of Dianne Macaskill to the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA).

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2 October, 2015

Victims Information Line extended to 24/7

Victims of crime and their families now have access to greater support with the extension of the Victim’s Information Line, Justice Minister Amy Adams says.

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1 October, 2015

Govt response to Smith/Traynor review

Justice Minister Amy Adams and Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga have responded to the independent inquiry into matters surrounding the escape of Phillip Smith/Traynor.

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