Legislation to ensure ram raiders are held accountable for their crimes passed its first reading today, Justice Minister Ginny Andersen says.
Access to justice has today been improved with the passing of the Legal Services Amendment Bill, which will see the removal of interest on unpaid legal aid debt.
The Government has delivered new legislation that will ensure the voices of communities are heard in alcohol licensing decisions, contributing greatly to a reduction in alcohol harm.
The Government is changing the roadside drug testing regime to ensure Police have the right tools to get dangerous drug-impaired drivers off the road, Ministers Damien O’Connor and Ginny Andersen have announced.
The Government will pay Alan Hall just under $5 million in compensation for wrongful conviction and imprisonment, Acting Justice Minister Deborah Russell announced today.
The Government has committed $150 million for the seismic strengthening of three of New Zealand’s busiest courtrooms, Justice Minister Ginny Andersen has announced.
The Government has delivered the next step in its promise to improve the experience of victims in the justice system.
The Government is supporting communities and hospitality businesses to get behind the men’s Rugby World Cup later this year, Justice Minister Kiri Allan says.
Young offenders will face more accountability for their crimes as the Government continues to ramp up its approach to law and order, while also adding further intensive support to break the cycle of crime, Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has announced.
A new law passed last night could see up to 25 percent of Family Court judges’ workload freed up in order to reduce delays, Minister of Justice Kiri Allan said.
The Government will reform outdated surrogacy laws to improve the experiences of children, surrogates, and the growing number of families formed through surrogacy, by adopting Labour MP Tāmati Coffey’s Member’s Bill as a Government Bill.
Budget 2023 continues our investment in numerous programmes to continue keeping communities safe, including a successful youth offender programme, more support for police, focusing resources on victims of crime and improving access to justice.
The Māori Budget this year continues investment in whānau wellbeing, access to whare, and whakapapa, all of which support the Government’s plan to address the cost of living.
The Government is delivering on its promise to crack down on dangerous and reckless drivers who flee police and put innocent lives at risk, Justice and Associate Transport Minister Kiri Allan announced today.
The Government will amend the law to ensure licensed premises can stay open during Rugby World Cup matches later this year, ensuring a much needed boost for the hospitality sector, Justice Minister Kiri Allan has announced.
The Government has further strengthened and clarified counter-terrorism laws, particularly around high-risk individuals, to make our communities safer, Justice Minister Kiri Allan said.
The Government is delivering on its promise to improve victims’ experiences in the courts and wider justice system, Justice Minister Kiri Allan announced today.
Associate High Court Judge Kenneth Johnston KC has been appointed as the next Chairperson of the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA), Justice Minister Kiri Allan announced today.
New statistics released today show a continued decline in youth offending over the past decade, Justice Minister Kiri Allan says.
The Government has provided Police with more tools to crack down on gang offending with the passing of new legislation today which will further improve public safety.
New legislation passed by the Government today will make it harder for gangs and their leaders to benefit financially from crime that causes considerable harm in our communities.
A Bill ensuring the ongoing management and monitoring of returning offenders to improve public safety has passed today with strong support from across Parliament.