We lead and are involved in a wide range of initiatives to reduce crime, keep people safe and modernise the justice system.

  • Hāpaitia te Oranga Tangata

    We are working on long term solutions to improve community safety and the way justice works and we want to listen to everyone involved. This is just the beginning and it will take time, but we have to make a start as the system isn’t working.

  • Addressing family violence and sexual violence

    We're part of a cross-government work programme related to family violence and sexual violence that aims to ensure victims are safer, improve services, and change long-standing behaviours and attitudes.

  • Privacy

    We're progressing reforms to our privacy laws to protect people’s personal information, and help ensure businesses and organisations that hold such data safeguard and handle it appropriately. 

  • Trust law reform

    The Government is moving to update and improve the law governing trusts for the first time in nearly 60 years.

  • Anti-money laundering & countering financing of terrorism

    We lead the development of New Zealand's anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) frameworks.

  • Sale & supply of alcohol

    Legislation regulating the sale and supply of alcohol is administered by us and we provide advice to the Government on policy relating to alcohol-related offending and crime prevention.

  • Cross-government initiatives

    Find out about some of the plans and programmes involving multiple government agencies that we play a role in.

  • Crimes Amendment Act

    Parliament is currently considering The Crimes Amendment Bill which will update the Crimes Act by repealing three obsolete provisions which do not refelect how the criminal law is operating in today's New Zealand.

  • Family Court Rewrite

    The Independent Panel that examined the 2014 Family Court reforms made 69 recommendations about the law, policy and practices governing care of children matters in their final report, Te Korowai ā-Whānau.

  • Criminal Cases Review Commission

    The Criminal Cases Review Commission Act redefines the way possible miscarriages of justice are identified.

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