New Zealanders can have an impact on the direction of criminal justice reform using a new digital engagement platform from the Hāpaitia te Oranga Tangata – Safe and Effective Justice initiative. The platform builds on engagement undertaken by Te Uepū Hāpai i…

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MEDIA RELEASE November 14, 2019 Implementation Today’s announcement of the Government’s plan to improve justice services for people with disability related legal issues in the new Disability Action Plan 2019-2023 is being welcomed by Community Law Centres o Aotearoa. “We already have…

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Community Law welcomes the Ministry of Social Development’s decision to ensure staff don’t advise beneficiaries to get high interest loans and wants the Government to go further to protect New Zealanders from predatory credit practices. Yesterday, Community Law joined the growing list…

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Community Law is backing the call for widespread changes to New Zealand’s Justice system, following the release of yesterday’s report from the Safe and Effective Justice Advisory group. “The system is broken – it fails both victims and offenders. The net result…

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MEDIA RELEASE EMBARGOED UNTIL 0.600hrs, May 16, 2019 Mothers on Sole Parent Support who sought legal advice from Community Law on their rights when they were investigated for relationship fraud have today been backed by the Privacy Commissioner, forcing MSD to change…

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Community Law Centres o Aotearoa, the national body that represents the interest of Community Law Centres across the country, has elected two new co-chairs, Jenny Hughey and Jason Pou. They take the reins from Cameron Madgwick, who stepped down at the organisation’s…

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MEDIA RELEASE Community Law delivers real return on investment for NZ public The Community Law network is delivering up to $50m worth of free legal services each year to vulnerable New Zealanders for an annual investment of only $11m according to a…

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The value of investing in Community Law Centres – An economic investigation

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Haimona Te Nahu is Comunity Law’s new Kaitakawaenga (National Māori Coordinator). The role of Kaitakawaenga is to ensure Community Law works more closely and more effectively with Māori communities, including through iwi and other Māori and community organisations. We recently caught up with Haimona…

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After a three-year period of discussions, several major trading banks are stepping up to support the Community Law movement. Over the years, community law centres (CLCs) have been funded from the interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts. But when the global financial crisis struck in 2008,…

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