- Legal Aid
Publicly funded mediation services for civil proceedings. The Green Party will allow courts the ability to refer parties to mediation or further mediation before granting a hearing. The party will also provide a funding framework through the civil legal aid program.
Eligibility for community organizations and community class actions for adequately funded legal aid in matters of public interest, including Environment Court proceedings
Pass legislation so that eligibility for legal aid extends to a further 400,000 ordinary New Zealanders if required and where there is genuine need
Scrap legal aid for objectors [under RMA]
Take steps to ensure the legal aid system is not abused