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Ministerial portfolio


Minister for Courts
Current Minister:
Hon Aupito William Sio

Responsibilities include oversight of the administrative support for the courts system and independent judicial decision-making, the collection of fines and reparations, service of court documents, and enforcement of civil judgment orders.


The Ministry of Justice provides the administrative support for this portfolio.

Other organisations: 

Criminal Justice Reimbursement Scheme

A large number of courts, tribunals, and other authorities receive administrative support from the Ministry of Justice. For a full list see


Vote Courts


Admiralty Act 1973
Coroners Act 2006
Costs in Criminal Cases Act 1967
Courts (Remote Participation) Act 2010
Courts Security Act 1999
Crimes Act 1961
Criminal Procedure Act 2011
Declaratory Judgments Act 1908
Disputes Tribunal Act 1988
District Court Act 2016
Electronic Courts and Tribunals Act 2016
Family Court Act 1980
Family Proceedings Act 1980
Inferior Courts Procedure Act 1909
Interest on Money Claims Act 2016
Judicature Act 1908 (only s.87 still in force)
Judicial Review Procedure Act 2016
Juries Act 1981
Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgements Act 1934
Senior Courts Act 2016
Sentencing Act 2002
Summary Proceedings Act 1957

Last updated: 
Thursday, 12 October 2017

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