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Ministerial Portfolio


Minister of Justice
Current Minister:
Hon Amy Adams
Associate Minister:
Associate Minister of Justice
Current Associate Minister:
Hon Mark Mitchell

Ministry of Justice

Crown entities: 

Electoral Commission
Human Rights Commission
Independent Police Conduct Authority
Law Commission
Privacy Commissioner
Public Trust
Real Estate Agents Authority

PFA schedule organisations: 

Sentencing Council (Schedule 4)
Te Ariki Trust (Schedule 4)

Other organisations: 

Abortion Supervisory Committee
District Legal Services Committees
Electoral Enrolment Centre (NZ Post Ltd)
Legal Complaints Review Officer
New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal
Representation Commission


Vote Justice


Legislation jointly administered with other agencies is indicated with the symbol ^.

Abolition of the Death Penalty Act 1989
Administration Act 1969
Admiralty Act 1973^
Adoption Act 1955
Adoption (Intercountry) Act 1997
Adult Adoption Information Act 1985
Age of Majority Act 1970
Animals Law Reform Act 1989
Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009
Arbitration Act 1996
Arbitration (International Investment Disputes) Act 1979
Aviation Crimes Act 1972
Bail Act 2000
Broadcasting Act 1989 Part 6
Care of Children Act 2004
Charitable Trusts Act 1957
Citizens Initiated Referenda Act 1993
Civil Union Act 2004
Consolidated Statutes Enactment Act 1908
Constitution Act 1986
Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion Act 1977
Contracts (Privity) Act 1982
Contractual Mistakes Act 1977
Contractual Remedies Act 1979
Contributory Negligence Act 1947
Coroners Act 2006^
Costs in Criminal Cases Act 1967^
Courts Security Act 1999
Crimes Act 1961^ (Part XII jointly)
Crimes (Internationally Protected Persons and Hostages) Act 1980
Crimes of Torture Act 1989
Criminal Disclosure Act 2008
Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Act 1995
Criminal Justice Act 1985^
Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act 2009
Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004
Crown Organisations (Criminal Liability) Act 2002
Crown Proceedings Act 1950
Deaths by Accidents Compensation Act 1952
Declaratory Judgments Act 1908^
Deeds Registration Act 1908^
Defamation Act 1992
Department of Justice (Restructuring) Act 1995
Disputes Tribunals Act 1988^
District Courts Act 1947
Domestic Actions Act 1975
Domestic Violence Act 1995
Domicile Act 1976
Electoral Act 1993
Electoral Finance Act 2007
Electoral Referendum Act 2010
Evidence Act 2006
Extradition Act 1999
Family Courts Act 1980^
Family Proceedings Act 1980^
Family Protection Act 1955
Fencing Act 1978
Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993
Financial Transactions Reporting Act 1996
Flags, Emblems and Names Protection Act 1981, s.20
Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004
Frustrated Contracts Act 1944
Habeas Corpus Act 2001
Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015
Harassment Act 1997
Homosexual Law Reform Act 1986
Hotel Association of New Zealand Act 1969
Howard Estate Act 1978
Human Assisted Reproductive Technology Act 2004
Human Rights Act 1993
Illegal Contracts Act 1970
Imperial Laws Application Act 1988
Imprisonment for Debt Limitation Act 1908
Independent Police Conduct Authority Act 1988
Inferior Courts Procedure Act 1909^
Innkeepers Act 1962
Insurance Intermediaries Act 1994
Insurance Law Reform Act 1977
Insurance Law Reform Act 1985
International Crimes and International Criminal Court Act 2000
International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995
Interpretation Act 1999
Joint Family Homes Act 1964
Judicature Act 1908^
Judicial Conduct Commissioner and Judicial Conduct Panel Act 2004
Juries Act 1981^
Justices of the Peace Act 1957
Land Transfer Act 1952^
Land Transfer (Hawkes Bay) Act 1931
Land Valuation Proceedings Act 1948
Law Commission Act 1985
Law Reform Act 1936
Law Reform Act 1944
Law Reform (Testamentary Promises) Act 1949
Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006
Legal Services Act 2011
Licensing Fund Act 1989
Limitation Act 2010
Local Restoration Polls Act 1990
Maritime Crimes Act 1999
Marriage Act 1955
Mining Tenures Registration Act 1962
Minors Contracts Act 1969
Misuse of Drugs Amendment Act 1978 (Part II)
Mortgagors and Lessees Rehabilitation Act 1936
Mount Albert Licensing Trust Dissolution Act 1986
Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1992
Newspapers and Printers Act Repeal Act 1995
New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990
New Zealand Council of Law Reporting Act 1938
Oaths and Declarations Act 1957
Occupiers Liability Act 1962
Official Information Act 1982
Ombudsmen Act 1975
Pardon for Soldiers of the Great War Act 2000
Parole Act 20021
Perpetuities Act 1964
Political Disabilities Removal Act 1960
Prisoners’ and Victims’ Claims Act 2005
Privacy Act 1993
Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators Act 20102
Property Law Act 2007
Property (Relationships) Act 1976
Prostitution Reform Act 2003
Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988
Public Service Investment Society Management (No 2) Act 1979
Public Trust Act 2001
Real Estate Agents Act 2008
Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments Act 1934
Referenda (Postal Voting) Act 2000
Regulations (Disallowance) Act 1989
Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012
Search and Surveillance Act 2012
Secondhand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act 2004
Secret Commissions Act 1910
Sentencing Act 20023
Sentencing Council Act 2007
Serious Fraud Office Act 1990
Simultaneous Deaths Act 1958
Statutory Land Charges Registrations Act 1928
Status of Children Act 1969
Succession (Homicide) Act 2007
Summary Offences Act 1981
Summary Proceedings Act 1957^
Supreme Court Act 2003
Telecommunications (Interception Capability) Act 2004
Terrorism Suppression Act 2002
Treaty of Waitangi (State Enterprises) Act 1988
Trespass Act 1980
Trustee Act 1956
Trustee Companies Act 1967
Unit Titles Act 20104 (subpart 1 of Part 4)
Victims’ Rights Act 2002
Wills Act 1837 (UK)
Wills Act 2007

1 The Parole Act 2002 is administered jointly with the Department of Corrections.

2 Sections 100 and 101 are administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.

3 The Sentencing Act 2002 is administered jointly with the Department of Corrections.

4 Administered jointly with the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment and Land Information New Zealand

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