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Alcohol Law Reform Package

Details of the Government’s new alcohol law reform package have been announced. The Government has responsed to the public’s concern that alcohol laws have been relaxed too much, causing alcohol-related problems within society.

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August 24th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Initiatives to Counter Knife Crime

Justice Minister Simon Power has announced a package of initiatives to counter New Zealand’s knife crime problem, including increased penalties, education, shared information, and limiting the sale of knives.

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July 7th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Conviction and Sentencing Statistics

The annual Conviction and Sentencing statistics update has been released, covering the 2000-2009 period. Prosecution outcomes have improved while the proportion of drug and property offences has decreased, and convictions for violent crimes and traffic offences have increased.

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July 5th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

Victims Claims Rights

A bill is being passed to ensure victims continue to have access to compensation awarded to prisoners.

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June 28th, 2010 at 9:08 am

Court Audio Visual Links Government Funding

The Government has made funding available for the rollout of audio visual links for court proceedings.

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June 4th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

Strengthening of Crimes Act to protect children

Simon Power, Minister of Justine releases information that the Government is planning on introducing a bill that will strengthen the Crimes Act to combat assault and injury offending against children.

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December 18th, 2009 at 2:33 pm

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