Judges and court officials should brace for changes that enable them to contribute to the government’s wellbeing agenda. If they didn’t know this already, they should know it now after Courts Minister Aupito William Sio delivered a speech to …
Well, the speech notes don’t tell us who was privileged to hear from the Minister. But he discussed the government’s aim of shaping the criminal justice system “for the betterment of all citizens of Aotearoa-New Zealand” (we suppose this includes members of the criminal classes) “with a determined focus on those most affected, both historically and systematically”.
The speech was one of three new posts on the Beehive website.
The others were:
- The allocation of $5.7 million to create better-quality experiences for disabled young people. The investment, via Sport NZ’s Disability Plan, will result in $2.1 million provided to 15 Parafeds/D-Sport and seven National Disability Sport Organisations (NDSOs) over the next three years and $3.6 million for two new contestable disability funds.
- A government acknowledgement of Western Australia’s decision to end its lockdown, with limited restrictions still in place.