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29 July, 2014

Parents empowered to settle out of court

More parents are resolving their disputes outside of court only months after the Government’s family justice reforms came into effect, Justice Minister Judith Collins announced today.

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28 July, 2014

Moon sighting signals beginning of Eid

Muslim New Zealanders will today celebrate the Islamic festival Eid-ul Fitr following the sighting of the new moon and will come together to celebrate at Parliament this week, Ethnic Affairs Minister Judith Collins says.

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23 July, 2014

Appointments to Public Trust Board

Justice Minister Judith Collins today announced the appointment of two new members to the Board of Public Trust.

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21 July, 2014

Funding round opens for Settling In grants

Local providers and community groups are now invited to apply for Settling In grants to provide migrant and refugee settlement services, Ethnic Affairs Minister Judith Collins announced today.

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21 July, 2014

Continued collaboration delivers top results

Justice Minister Judith Collins today announced that, in a first for the public sector, the Justice sector has reached and surpassed two of its four Better Public Services targets, three years ahead of schedule.

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18 July, 2014

Language Line tops 50,000 calls

Telephone interpreting service, Language Line, has helped a record number of people in New Zealand gain access to essential services in 2013/14, Ethnic Affairs Minister Judith Collins says.

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18 July, 2014

New youth crime advisory group ready to go

Justice Minister Judith Collins and Associate Justice Minister Chester Borrows today announced the appointment of eight members to the new Youth Crime Action Plan Advisory Group.

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10 July, 2014

Mates & Dates will help prevent sexual violence

ACC Minister Judith Collins is welcoming ACC’s new Mates & Dates school-based pilot programme promoting healthy relationships to help prevent sexual and dating violence.

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8 July, 2014

Minister announces ACC Board appointments

ACC Minister Judith Collins today announced the appointment of Anita Mazzoleni to the ACC Board, replacing John Meehan.

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4 July, 2014

Labour offering nothing new on Family Violence

“Labour’s announcement today on family violence is just smoke and mirrors and victims deserve better,” Justice Minister Judith Collins and Social Development Minister Paula Bennett say.

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3 July, 2014

Protecting families

The Government has announced a cross-Government package to better protect victims of family violence.

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3 July, 2014

Hutt Valley Innovation Project takes top spot for collaboration

Justice Minister Judith Collins is delighted the Justice sector’s efforts to reduce crime and reoffending in the Hutt Valley were recognised at last night’s 2014 IPANZ Awards.

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3 July, 2014

Collins to discuss trans-Tasman progress

Justice Minister Judith Collins will travel to Melbourne today to attend the inaugural meeting of the Law, Crime and Community Safety Council (LCCSC) with Australian ministers tomorrow.

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2 July, 2014

Chief Victims Advisor underpins package to prevent family violence

A cross-government approach to prevent family violence proposes new Justice sector initiatives to keep women and children safe, Justice Minister Judith Collins and Police and Corrections Minister Anne Tolley announced today.

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1 July, 2014

Support to double for ACC hearing loss clients

Hearing aid clients can look forward to more choice from today as improvements to hearing loss regulations come into effect, ACC Minister Judith Collins says.

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30 June, 2014

Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct contractor announced

Justice Minister Judith Collins today announced Fletcher Construction Company Limited has been awarded the main contract to construct the new Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct.

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26 June, 2014

Ethnic People in Commerce talk SME growth

Ethnic Affairs Minister Judith Collins will today address the Wellington Ethnic People in Commerce (EPIC) Conference which focusses on promoting ethnic diversity in business networking.

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25 June, 2014

New bill will help to combat organised crime

A new bill to combat organised crime and corruption will ensure New Zealand maintains its world class reputation for perceived levels of corruption, Justice Minister Judith Collins says.

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24 June, 2014

New orders will protect and make victims strong

Victims of serious violent and sexual offences will be better protected by a new order to help prevent their offender from contacting them, Justice Minister Judith Collins says.

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24 June, 2014

Report on joint and several liability welcomed

Justice Minister Judith Collins has welcomed the Law Commission’s report on the Liability of Multiple Defendants, which was tabled in Parliament today.

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18 June, 2014

NZ commits to end sexual violence in conflict

Justice Minister Judith Collins has joined 70 other Ministers from around the world and pledged New Zealand’s commitment to a global effort to help end sexual violence in conflict.

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10 June, 2014

New MOU signed to improve family justice

A new agreement between New Zealand and England and Wales will ensure our countries continue to work together to improve their family justice systems.

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6 June, 2014

Collins to speak against violence at UK summit

Justice Minister Judith Collins leaves for the United Kingdom this weekend to represent New Zealand at the world’s largest international gathering to help end sexual violence in conflict.

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4 June, 2014

More choice in family justice mediators on offer

Justice Minister Judith Collins today welcomed a tender for mediators to deliver a Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) option to help people settle their disputes within the new family justice system.

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30 May, 2014

Speech: Diverse Bananas, Global Dragons conference

It’s a great pleasure to be here this evening to open the 2014 edition of the Diverse Bananas, Global Dragons Conference.

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29 May, 2014

154 more families to stay safe@home

A pilot programme supporting families at risk of serious harm from domestic abuse to stay safely in their own homes will be extended for 12 months, Justice Minister Judith Collins announced today.

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28 May, 2014

Privacy law changes to strengthen protection

Significant improvements to our nation’s privacy laws will deliver stronger protections for New Zealanders’ personal information, Justice Minister Judith Collins announced today.

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27 May, 2014

Bill to strengthen victims’ rights passes into law

The rights’ of victims will be strengthened and expanded following the third and final reading of the Victims of Crime Reform Bill in Parliament today.

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27 May, 2014

African drums to sound out Parliament

Drums will beat at Parliament today to celebrate Africa Day 2014 and Ethnic Affairs Minister Judith Collins says the annual event is a strong symbol of unity and New Zealand’s diversity.

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20 May, 2014

NZ to build on strong human rights reputation

The Government has formally responded to a report by a UN agency that highlights New Zealand’s strong track record in protecting New Zealanders’ human rights, Justice Minister Judith Collins says.

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