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Indonesia must step up focus on human rights, says Amnesty

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Civil Society, Evening Report, Human Rights, Indonesia, Injustice, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Indonesia must step up focus on human rights, says Amnesty

The 500th Kamisan protest across the Presidential Palace last month. The silent protest, or the black umbrella protest, which came to be known as Kamisan protest held by victims of human rights violations. Image: Yudha Baskoro/Jakarta Globe By Sheany in Jakarta With its official launch in the country set for today, Amnesty International Indonesia has […]

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42 years after Timor-Leste’s declared independence, a democracy plea

By   /  November 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Democracy, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Political Stability, Politics, Reports, Social justice, Timor-Leste, Timor-Leste resistance  /  Comments Off on 42 years after Timor-Leste’s declared independence, a democracy plea

ETAN members at the time of the award of the Order of Timor-Leste, the country’s highest honour, in 2012: John M. Miller (second from right), and Charles Scheiner (right), with other special awardees Father Domingos Morato da Cunha (left) and Father Reinaldo Cardoso at the presidential ceremony. Image: ETAN OPINION: Open letter by Charles Scheiner, […]

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Christchurch’s Justice Precinct officially open

By   /  September 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amy Adams, Courts, Justice, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Christchurch’s Justice Precinct officially open

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Christchurch’s Justice Precinct officially open Christchurch’s state-of-the-art Justice and Emergency Services Precinct was officially opened by Prime Minister Bill English this morning. Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams says today’s opening marks the latest and most significant milestone in the $300 million Precinct’s development. “This […]

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The New Zealand Security Association: Security Industry Awards 2017

By   /  September 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Speech  /  Comments Off on The New Zealand Security Association: Security Industry Awards 2017

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: The New Zealand Security Association: Security Industry Awards 2017 Can I start by thanking the New Zealand Security Association for inviting me here tonight. It is great to be here to acknowledge and celebrate with you the great work and professionalism of your industry. I […]

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New IPCA chairperson appointed

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New IPCA chairperson appointed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New IPCA chairperson appointed District Court Judge Colin Doherty has been appointed chairperson of the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA), Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell announced today. Judge Doherty will succeed Judge Sir David Carruthers, who is standing down after five years in the role. […]

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Improving court process for victims of sexual violence

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amy Adams, Courts, Justice, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Improving court process for victims of sexual violence

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Improving court process for victims of sexual violence New training and education programmes for prosecutors, court staff and the judiciary to better understand the impacts of sexual violence on victims will help improve victims’ experiences of the court process, says Justice and Courts Minister Amy […]

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Speech to the New Zealand Security Association: Security Industry Awards 2017

By   /  August 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Speech  /  Comments Off on Speech to the New Zealand Security Association: Security Industry Awards 2017

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Speech to the New Zealand Security Association: Security Industry Awards 2017 Can I start by thanking the New Zealand Security Association for inviting me here tonight. It is great to be here to acknowledge and celebrate with you the great work and professionalism of your […]

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Regulations for real estate agents updated

By   /  August 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Regulations for real estate agents updated

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Regulations for real estate agents updated Regulations governing the education and training of real estate agents have been updated to reflect new qualifications. Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell says the changes to the Real Estate Agents (Licensing) Regulations followed a review of real estate qualifications […]

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Law changed to support grocery stores

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Law changed to support grocery stores

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Law changed to support grocery stores Changes in the law made to enable grocery stores to continue holding liquor licences to sell alcohol despite increases in tobacco taxes will take effect on 15 September 2017. Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell says the changes were made because […]

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Better offender identity checking now possible

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amy Adams, Justice, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Better offender identity checking now possible

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Better offender identity checking now possible The ability of agencies to verify the identity of high-risk offenders will be strengthened following the passage of the Enhancing Identity Verification and Border Processes Legislation Bill, says Justice Minister Amy Adams. “The Bill will improve public safety by […]

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Homecare Medical to deliver national sexual violence helpline

By   /  August 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amy Adams, Anne Tolley, Justice, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on Homecare Medical to deliver national sexual violence helpline

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Homecare Medical to deliver national sexual violence helpline Homecare Medical has been awarded the contract to develop and operate the 24/7 national helpline for New Zealanders affected by sexual violence, say Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley. “The Government is focused […]

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Anti-money laundering laws pass unanimously

By   /  August 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amy Adams, Justice, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Anti-money laundering laws pass unanimously

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Anti-money laundering laws pass unanimously Parliament has unanimously passed reforms to strengthen the existing Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009, says Justice Minister Amy Adams. “Money laundering and the financing of terrorism is a global issue with serious consequences. It is blight […]

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Family violence emergency housing for Waikato

By   /  August 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amy Adams, Anne Tolley, Justice, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Development, Social Housing  /  Comments Off on Family violence emergency housing for Waikato

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Family violence emergency housing for Waikato Short-term housing will be provided to perpetrators of family violence in the Waikato to help ensure victims are kept safe and can stay in their own homes, say Justice and Social Housing Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister […]

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Home Safety Service helps over 2200 people

By   /  August 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amy Adams, Justice, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Home Safety Service helps over 2200 people

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Home Safety Service helps over 2200 people More than 2200 people affected by family violence have been able to stay safe in their homes thanks to the success of the National Home Safety Service launched two years ago, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. “The NHSS […]

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Bill to tackle money laundering passes second reading

By   /  August 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amy Adams, Justice, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Bill to tackle money laundering passes second reading

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Bill to tackle money laundering passes second reading A Bill to bolster New Zealand’s existing anti-money laundering laws has passed its second reading in Parliament tonight with unanimous support, says Justice Minister Amy Adams. “The Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Amendment Bill […]

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Bill to update New Zealand trust law introduced

By   /  August 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amy Adams, Justice, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Bill to update New Zealand trust law introduced

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Bill to update New Zealand trust law introduced A Bill to make trust law easier to access and understand has been introduced to Parliament today by Justice Minister Amy Adams. The Trusts Bill will update and replace the Trustee Act 1956, making it the first […]

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Blessing marks start of Justice move to Precinct

By   /  July 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amy Adams, Courts, Justice, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Blessing marks start of Justice move to Precinct

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Blessing marks start of Justice move to Precinct Cantabrians will soon have access to some of the most modern and efficient justice and emergency services in the country with Christchurch’s Justice and Emergency Services Precinct nearing completion. Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams today attended […]

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More court appearances via audio-visual links

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amy Adams, Courts, Justice, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on More court appearances via audio-visual links

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: More court appearances via audio-visual links Over 16,500 remand court appearances were held via audio visual links (AVL) connecting courts and prisons in the year to May 2017, says Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams. This is up from around 13,000 remand court appearances held […]

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Christchurch ISR pilot making an impact one year on

By   /  July 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amy Adams, Anne Tolley, Justice, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on Christchurch ISR pilot making an impact one year on

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Christchurch ISR pilot making an impact one year on Christchurch’s Integrated Safety Response (ISR) pilot has helped almost 21,000 victims and perpetrators of family violence since it was set up, say Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley. “Today marks one year […]

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Apology to men convicted of historical homosexual offences and First Reading of the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill

By   /  July 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amy Adams, Justice, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Speech  /  Comments Off on Apology to men convicted of historical homosexual offences and First Reading of the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Apology to men convicted of historical homosexual offences and First Reading of the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill I move, that the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill be now read a first time, I nominate […]

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