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.
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.
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.
The Government is moving to update and improve the law governing trusts for the first time in nearly 60 years.
We oversee a new Act which legislates against cyberbullying and other forms of digital harassment.
We lead the development of New Zealand's anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) frameworks.
We're involved with initiatives to create an effective justice system that is accessible and cost-effective for New Zealanders.
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.
Find out about some of the plans and programmes involving multiple government agencies that we play a role in.
Men convicted of specific homosexual offences that used to be illegal can apply to have the convictions wiped from their criminal record.
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.
Parliament is considering a Bill which would establish a tribunal to help people resolve residential insurance claims related to the Canterbury earthquakes.
In 2014, major changes were made to the family justice system. The Minister of Justice has asked an Independent Panel to examine the changes and consider how they have impacted separating families and their children.
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