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Recommendations In Legal Aid Review Report

Recommendations In Legal Aid Review Report
Wellington, Nov 27 NZPA - Recommendations from Dame Margaret Bazley's review of the legal aid system. * Disestablish The Legal Services Agency as a Crown entity and give its functions moved into the Ministry of Justice;

Major Changes Needed To Fix Legal Aid -- Report

By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Nov 27 NZPA - A damning review of legal aid says a sea change is needed to fix a system undermined by incompetent, unscrupulous and sometimes corrupt lawyers looking after their own interests.

Appointments To Fire Service Commission Announced

Appointments To Fire Service Commission Announced
Wellington, Sept 11 NZPA - Dame Margaret Bazley has been reappointed Fire Service Commission chair, with former deputy prime minister Wyatt Creech deputy chair, Internal Affairs Minister Nathan Guy announced today. Dame Margaret has chaired the commission since 1999.

Legal Aid System In High Demand, Too Few Lawyers - Review

Wellington, Sept 1 NZPA - Surges in demand and difficulty retaining good lawyers have left the legal aid system facing a number of challenges, a review has found. The Legal Aid Review, headed by Dame Margaret Bazley, was announced by Justice Minister Simon Power earlier this year.

MPs Register Shows Ag Minister Has Extensive Interests

MPs Register Shows Ag Minister Has Extensive Interests
By Ian Llewellyn of NZPA Wellington, May 27 NZPA - Agriculture Minister David Carter has declared interests in eight companies working in the sector, the MPs' Register of Pecuniary Interests showed today.

Justice Minister Was Jury Trial Threshold Raised

Justice Minister Was Jury Trial Threshold Raised
Wellington, May 17 NZPA - Justice Minister Simon Power is considering raising the threshold for defendants who want to be tried by a jury.

Auckland Governance Report To Be Released Tomorrow

Auckland Governance Report To Be Released Tomorrow
Wellington, March 23 NZPA - The Royal Commission on Auckland Governance will be released tomorrow, Local Government Minister Rodney Hide said today.

Auckland Governance Report Delivered To Government

Wellington, March 25 NZPA - The Royal Commission on Auckland Governance has delivered its 700-page report to the Government. It was set up by the previous government and has been considering local authority arrangements for the city.

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