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28 July, 2014

Youth Crime Action Plan on track as youth crime falls

Efforts to tackle youth offending are building momentum as communities and government agencies embrace the Youth Crime Action Plan (YCAP).

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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

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

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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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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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

Online ads for new real estate agents will cut licensing costs

Amendments gazetted today to real estate agent regulations will reduce unnecessary compliance costs, says Associate Justice Minister Chester Borrows.

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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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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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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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15 May, 2014

Funding boost for Privacy Commissioner

Budget 2014 boosts funding for the Office of the Privacy Commissioner to protect Kiwis’ private information in a more collaborative and technologically driven environment, Justice Minister Judith Collins says.

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7 May, 2014

Law Commission President reappointed

Justice Minister Judith Collins today announced the reappointment of the Honourable Justice Sir Grant Hammond as President of the Law Commission.

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2 May, 2014

Borrows to attend Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting

Associate Justice Minister Chester Borrows will represent New Zealand at the Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting, taking place in Gaborone, Botswana next week.

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30 April, 2014

Leading Justice Symposium builds on vision

Justice Minister Judith Collins says feedback from New Zealand’s first Leading Justice Symposium yesterday reinforced New Zealand’s chance to lead the way with innovative justice and crime prevention measures.

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29 April, 2014

Speech to New Zealand’s first Leading Justice Symposium

I’m delighted to host this first Leading Justice Symposium. Thank you for putting your hand up to contribute today.

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28 April, 2014

Innovative programmes to tackle youth crime to be funded

Associate Justice Minister Chester Borrows today congratulated six community groups around New Zealand who will received grants to fund fresh new approaches to reducing offending by young people.

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28 April, 2014

Big strides in latest Justice BPS results

Justice Minister Judith Collins says the latest Justice sector Better Public Services results for reducing crime and re-offending, are the best quarterly results since the targets were set.

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27 April, 2014

New Zealand to host first Justice Symposium

Justice Minister Judith Collins has today announced justice sector experts will converge on Wellington this Tuesday for New Zealand’s first Leading Justice Symposium.

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