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14 March 2019

Legal aid applications top 7,000 (16 October 2019)

16 October 2019 The Justice Minister has revealed that the total number of applications for legal aid services is more than 7,000 per month.Andrew Little says, in response to a written question by National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell, that there were 7,576 applications to the end of July 2019,... More about Legal aid applications top 7,000.

Aust Law Council backs push for increase to minimum age of criminal responsibility (16 October 2019)

16 October 2019 The Law Council of Australia says it supports the introduction of legislation to Federal Parliament, which seeks to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility for Commonwealth offences to 14 years.Law Council President, Arthur Moses SC, says increasing the minimum age of criminal responsibility, if followed... More about Aust Law Council backs push for increase to minimum age of criminal responsibility.

Bill aims to modernise superannuation (15 October 2019)

15 October 2019 Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni has introduced the New Zealand Superannuation and Veteran's Pension Legislation Amendment Bill to Parliament.The bill is an omnibus bill which has the broad policy of modernising and simplifying New Zealand superannuation and the veteran's pension by shifting towards an assessment of... More about Bill aims to modernise superannuation .

Last updated on the 14th March 2019