Australia-NZ co-operation meeting begins
Ministers from Australia and New Zealand are meeting in Queenstown to discuss trans-Tasman co-operation on situations ranging from family violence to natural disasters.
The Government is hosting the fifth meeting of the Law, Crime and Community Safety Council, which opened today for two days of talks.
Justice Minister Amy Adams is chairing the session on family violence and community safety.
Police Minister Judith Collins and Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye will chair sessions on law enforcement and emergency management.
Ms Adams says the focus will be on illegal firearms, unexplained wealth, domestic violence, compensation for child sexual abuse and national disaster strategies.
"The council meeting is an important forum for discussing current justice sector and emergency issues facing New Zealand and Australia, by allowing our respective jurisdictions to share ideas and experiences," Ms Adams said.