New Zealand is hosting the fifth meeting of the Law, Crime and Community Safety Council in Queenstown.
The two-day meeting, from 27 to 28 April 2016, brings together 17 Attorneys General and Ministers from law and order and emergency management portfolios from New Zealand and all Australian jurisdictions.
Justice Minister Amy Adams says the Council meeting is an important forum for discussing current justice sector and emergency issues facing New Zealand and Australia, by sharing ideas and experiences.
The Council meets twice a year and New Zealand will host the second 2016 meeting, in October.
The April meeting is focusing on illegal firearms, unexplained wealth, domestic violence, compensation for child sexual abuse and national disaster resilience strategy.