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    • Audrey Young: Govt needs to take control of Pike River process, not just delay it
      It is incongruous to put "success" and "Pike River" in the same sentence but Dame Fiona Kidman's petition to Parliament on the Pike River Mine issue had almost instant success.Before the petition was even considered by the Commerce...
      - 4 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 5:00pm -
    • Supreme Court to decide whether $3 an hour for care workers is fair
      The Supreme Court will have the final say on whether care workers are entitled to the minimum wage. Wellington woman Jan Lowe was a relief caregiver for disabled and elderly people. Because she was paid a "subsidy" of $75 for...
      - 12 days ago, 10 Feb 17, 12:40am -
    • Accountant to pay over $1m to investors
      A New Zealand accountant contributed to over $1 million in investor losses, but the amount he will have to repay is only half of what was sought, the Court of Appeal has ruled.US citizens Burvle and Carolie Swindle loaned a total...
      - 14 days ago, 7 Feb 17, 10:14pm -

    NZ Justice News

    • Historical homosexual convictions eligible to be wiped
      Amy Adams | JusticeThe Government will introduce a new scheme to address historical convictions for homosexual offences, Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced.“While the Homosexual Law Reform Act 1986 decriminalised consensual sex between men…
      - 13 days ago, 9 Feb 17, 12:30am -
    • $680,000 boost for Christchurch family violence pilot
      Amy Adams | JusticeMore frontline services and extra places in perpetrator programmes are on the way for the multi-agency Integrated Safety Response pilot, following an additional injection of funding, Ministers have announced.An extra $680,000 wi…
      - 14 days ago, 7 Feb 17, 9:55pm -
    • Extra Courts & Corrections funding to support Police package
      Amy Adams | CorrectionsThe justice sector will receive an extra $115 million over four years to support the rollout of more police on the beat.Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams and Corrections Minister Louise Upston say the additional investme…
      - 19 days ago, 2 Feb 17, 11:05pm -
    • NZ reclaims top spot in global anti-corruption rankings
      Amy Adams | JusticeJustice Minister Amy Adams has welcomed New Zealand’s return to the top of global transparency rankings.A number of Government initiatives have helped return New Zealand to first equal in the world, along with Denmark, in Tran…
      - 28 days ago, 25 Jan 17, 1:14am -
    • Exposure draft released of new anti-money laundering laws
      Amy Adams | JusticeNew Zealanders and affected sectors will have their chance to have input into a new draft law to combat the $1.3 billion laundered each year by criminals, Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced.The Government announced in June…
      - 71 days ago, 12 Dec 16, 8:13pm -
    • Justice Precinct construction progressing well
      Amy Adams | CourtsJustice and Courts Minister Amy Adams says the $300 million Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct build is well advanced and on track to be fully operational in mid-2017.The anchor project brings together all justi…
      - 75 days ago, 9 Dec 16, 1:49am -
    • Lower risk 17 year-olds included in youth jurisdiction
      Amy Adams | JusticeThe youth justice system will be extended to include lower risk 17 year-olds, Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley have announced today.The changes, which will take place by 2019, will ensure th…
      - 77 days ago, 7 Dec 16, 12:43am -
    • Common sense low-alcohol changes pass
      Amy Adams | JusticeSupermarkets will be able to sell low and non-alcohol beer alongside regular beer under changes passed by Parliament.The Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Display of Low-alcohol Beverages and Other Remedial Matters) Amendment Bill mak…
      - 77 days ago, 6 Dec 16, 11:32pm -
    • Using data to fight crime
      Amy Adams | JusticeGood afternoon and thank you for the invitation to speak at the Government Economics Network today.For as long as can be remembered, Governments have used data to inform economic policy.Forecasts and robust modelling sit…
      - 78 days ago, 6 Dec 16, 3:40am -
    • Promote respectful relationships this White Ribbon Day
      Amy Adams | JusticeJustice Minister Amy Adams has today encouraged all New Zealanders to stand up, speak out and act to prevent violence against women this White Ribbon Day.“Family violence and sexual violence is far too common in New Zealand. I…
      - 89 days ago, 25 Nov 16, 3:46am -
    • Modern court services for New Plymouth
      Amy Adams | CourtsJustice and Courts Minister Amy Adams has welcomed the completion of New Plymouth Courthouse’s $3.9 million upgrade.“The renovations are the largest upgrade to New Plymouth’s 50-year old court,” says Ms Adams.“The upgr…
      - 90 days ago, 23 Nov 16, 9:04pm -
    • Adams wishes Netsafe well for new HDC role
      Amy Adams | JusticeJustice Minister Amy Adams has wished Netsafe well as it begins its role as the Approved Agency under the Harmful Digital Communications Act.“From today, Netsafe has responsibility for receiving, assessing and investigating co…
      - 93 days ago, 21 Nov 16, 2:30am -
    • Chief Victims Advisor marks first 12 months on the job
      Amy Adams | JusticeJustice Minister Amy Adams has congratulated Dr Kim McGregor on her first year as the inaugural Chief Victims Advisor to Government.“Dr McGregor has quickly become a valuable and trusted source of independent advice to me as J…
      - 10 Nov 16, 9:44pm -
    • Revamp to 60-year old trust law
      Amy Adams | JusticeJustice Minister Amy Adams today released draft legislation that will update our trust law and aid in their administration.“Trusts play an important role in New Zealand. Between 300,000 and 500,000 trusts are operating today.…
      - 10 Nov 16, 12:13am -
    • Auckland High Court garden to honour Sir Robert Chambers
      Amy Adams | CourtsJustice Minister Amy Adams today announced the garden at the Auckland High Court would be developed as a memorial garden in memory of former High Court Judge, Sir Robert Chambers.“This is a fitting tribute to someone who served…
      - 9 Nov 16, 10:13pm -
    • Speech to NetSafe Approved Agency launch event
      Amy Adams | JusticeGood morning.Can I start by acknowledging Martin Cocker, chief executive of NetSafe.I would like to welcome you all to New Zealand’s first conference focused on harmful digital communications.It’s an important topi…
      - 9 Nov 16, 9:00pm -
    • First reading for election broadcasting changes
      Amy Adams | JusticeThe Broadcasting (Election Programmes and Election Advertising) Amendment Bill, recently introduced to the House by Justice and Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams, has today received its first reading.The Bill will remove the r…
      - 3 Nov 16, 5:05am -
    • Information sharing framework to protect children
      Amy Adams | JusticeJustice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley say that a comprehensive information sharing framework is to be created to keep vulnerable children and young people safe from harm, as part of the radical ov…
      - 2 Nov 16, 11:30pm -
    • Christchurch welcomes Community Magistrates
      Amy Adams | CourtsJustice and Courts Minister Amy Adams has welcomed a new pilot programme which sees Community Magistrates sitting in Christchurch from today  – the first time the judicial officers have sat in the South Island.The Christchurch…
      - 31 Oct 16, 3:29am -
    • Challenges remain in latest justice BPS results
      Amy Adams | JusticeCrime is significantly down over the last five years, but the latest figures highlight that more work needs to be done to drive it down further, Justice Minister Amy Adams says.The Justice Sector’s BPS results for the quarter…
      - 31 Oct 16, 1:10am -