Wednesday, 22 May 2013
New Customer Service Centre for Christchurch
Justice Minister Judith Collins today opened a new multi-jurisdictional Customer Service Centre and marked the returning of full registry services to the District and High Courts in central Christchurch.
Tuesday, 26 March 2013
Collins tables report on regulation of news media
Justice Minister Judith Collins has tabled in Parliament today the Law Commission’s report on regulation of the news media in the digital age.
Monday, 4 February 2013
Collins outlines plan to improve OIA law
Justice Minister Judith Collins says the Government is looking to improve the legislation and processes that govern the openness and transparency of public agencies.
David Bain requests delay
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Cabinet updated on David Bain's application
Cabinet has been updated on Mr Bain’s application for compensation for wrongful conviction and imprisonment at its meeting today, says Justice Minister Judith Collins.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
New member for ACC Board
ACC Minister Judith Collins today announced changes to the ACC Board with the appointment of a new member, James Miller, and the resignation of a current member, Jane Huria.
Friday, 14 December 2012
Collins turns sod for new-look Manukau Court
Justice Minister Judith Collins today turned the first sod at the Manukau District Court construction site marking the start of the $40.6 million redevelopment project.
Thursday, 13 December 2012
Reports into Bain application released
Justice Minister Judith Collins has today released the reports by Canadian former judge Justice Ian Binnie, QC into David Bain’s application for compensation for wrongful conviction and imprisonment, and the Hon Dr Robert Fisher’s peer review of that report.
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Good safety management can lower ACC levies
The Government is introducing a range of incentives to help business owners focus on improved safety management and make work places safer, ACC Minister Judith Collins says.
ACC levies to remain stable in 2013/14
The Government has decided to keep ACC levies in the Work and Earners’ Accounts unchanged for 2013/2014, ACC Minister Judith Collins announced today.
New Bill ensures victims can lay claims against prisoner compensation
A Bill to ensure victims of crime can continue to seek a share of compensation received by prisoners passed its first reading in Parliament last night.
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Collins leads change in NZ's drinking culture
Legislation overhauling New Zealand’s out dated alcohol laws has passed its final reading in Parliament today.
Concerns with Bain report led to review
Thursday, 6 December 2012
NZ joins Global Alliance against child sexual abuse online
Justice Minister Judith Collins has joined with representatives of 48 countries in Brussels at the Ministerial launch of the Global Alliance against child sexual abuse online.
Monday, 3 December 2012
Collins supports ethnic women into leadership
Friday, 30 November 2012
MOU enhances ethnic workplace management
Ethnic Affairs Minister Judith Collins has welcomed the signing of an MOU between the Office of Ethnic Affairs and the New Zealand Institute of Management (NZIM) to improve the management of our ethnically diverse workplaces.
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Minister welcomes Judicature Act review
Justice Minister Judith Collins today tabled in Parliament the Law Commission’s report Review of the Judicature Act 1908: Towards a New Courts Act.
Family Court reform set to begin
Justice Minister Judith Collins has today introduced legislation to Parliament to modernise the family justice system and make it more accessible to those who need it most.
Monday, 12 November 2012
Interim chair appointed to Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council
ACC Minister Judith Collins has today announced Mr Paul Searancke has been appointed to the role of interim Chair of the Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council (MSAC).
Friday, 9 November 2012
Redeveloped Manukau Court one step closer
Justice Minister Judith Collins today announced that Mainzeal Property and Construction Ltd has been appointed as the main construction contractor to carry out the $40.6 million redevelopment of the Manukau District Court.
Chauvel: Disconnected from victims' reality
Thursday, 8 November 2012
New order to protect victims from offenders
Justice Minister Judith Collins today announced a new type of restraining order to reduce the likelihood of victims of serious violent or sexual crimes having unwanted contact with their attackers.
First Alcohol and Drug Court hearings
Justice Minister Judith Collins has marked the first hearings at the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment (AODT) Court pilot sitting in Auckland and Waitakere District Courts today.
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Diwali festival lights up Parliament
Ethnic Affairs Minister Judith Collins is looking forward to hosting members of New Zealand’s Indian community at Parliament tonight to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights.
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
BPS results show 3,000 fewer violent crimes
Justice Minister Judith Collins today released the first results against the Better Public Services (BPS) targets for the justice sector which show almost 3,000 fewer violent crimes over the past year.
Monday, 5 November 2012
Report on MMP system received
Justice Minister Judith Collins has tabled the Electoral Commission’s final report on the MMP voting system in Parliament today.
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Free after-hours ACC visits for under six-year-olds
ACC Minister Judith Collins announced today that free after-hours doctor's visits for under six-year-olds will be extended to visits covered by ACC.
Monday, 15 October 2012
Minister to visit USA for justice meetings
Justice Minister Judith Collins departs today for a week-long visit to the United States of America where she will discuss a range of justice policy issues with her counterparts there.
Saturday, 13 October 2012
Children must come first in Family Court
Justice Minister Judith Collins rejects comments made today by the former chair of the Expert Reference Group on Family Court reform, Antony Mahon.
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Better balance for legal aid legislation
Justice Minister Judith Collins has today announced changes to the Legal Assistance (Sustainability) Amendment Bill to incorporate the benefits gained by reforming the Family Court.