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Justice Minister launches book on the NZ constitution

Justice Minister Andrew Little will officially launch a new book, This Realm of New Zealand: The Sovereign, the Governor-General, the Crown at Parliament this evening.

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Government to provide greater protection of rights under the NZ Bill of Rights Act 1990

Cabinet has approved, in principle, a move to amend the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 to provide a statutory power for the senior courts to make declarations of inconsistency under the Bill of Rights Act, and to require Parliament to respond.

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New Rangatahi Court launched in Whangārei

Justice Minister Andrew Little welcomes the addition of the 15th Rangatahi Court launched at Terenga Paraoa Marae in Whangārei today.

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Red letter day for the East Coast

It’s a red letter day for the people of Tairāwhiti and Hawkes Bay who will be delighted with the $9.2 million dollars that the Government will spend immediately in the region, says Ikaroa Rāwhiti MP the Hon Meka Whaitiri.

“I am excited that the money from the Tuawhenua Provincial Growth Fund has been earmarked for projects that range from improvements to Gisborne’s inner harbour to kick-starting a $20 million Wood Processing Centre of excellence in the city.

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Government announces review of organisational culture and processes at the Human Rights Commission

Justice Minister Andrew Little today announced that he has ordered a review of the procedures and organisational culture at the New Zealand Human Rights Commission, following recent concerns about the handling of allegations of sexual harassment.

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Andrew Little attends World Government Summit

Justice Minister Andrew Little will today represent New Zealand at the World Government Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Pike River Recovery Agency launched

Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little has welcomed the launch of Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau mā Iwa—Pike River Recovery Agency in Greymouth today. 

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Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Bill receives first reading

The Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Bill received its first reading in Parliament today. Justice Minister Andrew Little says the Bill will help uphold the public’s confidence in the integrity of Parliament, MPs and the voting system.

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