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News is updated several times a week with new research, policy, legislation, funding opportunities, government consultations, new initiatives and community campaigns as well as selected international material. Stories often include links to related research and resources.

June 2018

Elder Abuse Awareness Week 15-22 June 2018 - It's OK to ask for help - 14 Jun, 2018
Elder Abuse Awareness Week runs from the 15-22 June 2018, starting with World...
Organisations and sectors remain in spotlight on workplace harassment and assault - 1 Jun, 2018
With ongoing public attention on sexual harassment and assault in the workplace...

May 2018

Government reviewing Charities Act - 29 May, 2018
Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Peeni Henare, announced the...
Government starting work to develop Child Wellbeing Strategy - 29 May, 2018
The Government has begun work on developing a Child Wellbeing Strategy. Prime...
Cabinet paper and consultation on independent oversight of child care and protection system - 24 May, 2018
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has begun a process to look at...
Budget 2018: Funding for family and sexual violence response, central agent - 22 May, 2018
Budget 2018 was announced on 17 May 2018. The Budget included funding for a new...
Justice Committee reports on domestic violence workplace protections bill - 17 May, 2018
The Justice Committee has released their final report on the Domestic Violence—...
Consultation open on police vetting process - 15 May, 2018
NZ Police are seeking feedback on proposed legislation for the Police vetting...
E Tū Whānau launches 2018 song competition - 15 May, 2018
E Tū Whānau has launched its 2018 song competition. The song competition...
What's the connection? Reading list on abuse/violence, mental health and addiction - 10 May, 2018
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse has published a selected...
Mental Health Inquiry consultation opens; reading list on violence and mental health - 10 May, 2018
The website and consultation document for the Government Inquiry into Mental...
Government consultation on use of data and social wellbeing strategy - 10 May, 2018
Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni has announced the Government is...
New Government funding for family violence services - 10 May, 2018
The Government has announced additional funding for family violence services...
MSD announces work to strengthen funding and delivery of family violence services - 6 May, 2018
The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) email update on "sexual harm"...
Family and Sexual Violence Work Programme update, April 2018 - 6 May, 2018
The latest update from the Government’s cross-agency family violence and sexual...
Backbone Collective releases new report on Lawyer for Child - 3 May, 2018
The Backbone Collective has released a fifth report on the Family Court,...
New reports and OIA responses on children from Oranga Tamariki and more - 1 May, 2018
Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children and other agencies have produced...

April 2018

Spotlight remains on legal profession's responses to harassment, abuse and assault - 26 Apr, 2018
The spotlight on the legal profession's responses to domestic violence, sexual...
Hui, fono and public meetings starting for Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction - 24 Apr, 2018
As part of the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction the Government is...
'Safe to Talk' sexual harm and violence helpline launched nationwide - 19 Apr, 2018
A new helpline has been launched to support people affected by 'sexual harm'...
Gender Equal NZ publishes results from first gender attitudes survey - 19 Apr, 2018
Results have been published from the first survey of gender attitudes in...
UN Committee reports on economic, social and cultural rights in New Zealand - 12 Apr, 2018
The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has published their...
Government appoints panel to review Whānau Ora - 12 Apr, 2018
The Minister for Whānau Ora, Peeni Henare, has announced an independent panel...
Law Commission consulting on abortion law reform - 11 Apr, 2018
The Law Commission is asking for views on Aotearoa New Zealand's abortion laws...
Law Commission seeking submissions on Evidence Act - 10 Apr, 2018
The Law Commission has started its five yearly review of the Evidence Act 2006...
Feedback invited on Crown/Māori Relations Portfolio - 5 Apr, 2018
The Government is holding hui across the country for the public to give...
Public feedback invited on Terms of Reference for Royal Commission of Inquiry into abuse - 5 Apr, 2018
Submissions are invited on the draft Terms of Reference for the Royal...

March 2018

MSD "sexual harm" update: service evaluation, reporting guide and more - 29 Mar, 2018
The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) latest update on "sexual harm"...
Ministry of Justice launches new annual crime survey - 15 Mar, 2018
The Ministry of Justice has launched a new crime survey. The survey will be run...
Australian inquiry finds family law can fail to support and protect people experiencing violence - 15 Mar, 2018
The final report has been published from an inquiry into Australian family law...
Victoria launches family violence Industry Plan and workforce capability frameworks - 13 Mar, 2018
The Government in Victoria, Australia has launched a 10-year industry plan and...
New guide on measuring primary prevention of violence at the population level - 10 Mar, 2018
Our Watch, a violence prevention organisation in Australia, has published a...
New resource on intersectionality, violence prevention and refugee and migrant communities - 9 Mar, 2018
The Multicultural Centre for Women's Health, based in Australia, has developed...
Sexual harassment and assault highlighted on International Women's Day - 8 Mar, 2018
Growing numbers of people are speaking publicly about sexual harassment and...
Submissions open on bill to disestablish Families Commission - Superu - 5 Mar, 2018
The Families Commission Act Repeal Bill has been referred to the Social...
Submissions invited on Child Poverty Reduction Bill - 4 Mar, 2018
The Child Poverty Reduction Bill has been referred to the Social Services and...
Submissions invited on employment relations bill; pay equity updates - 3 Mar, 2018
The Employment Relations Amendment Bill has been referred to the Education and...
MSD "sexual harm" update: ACC tender, feedback on guidelines, helpline and more - 1 Mar, 2018
The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) latest update on "sexual harm"...

February 2018

New foundation awards grants for legal research, further grants available - 22 Feb, 2018
A new foundation has been established focused on funding legal research,...
Family and sexual violence work programme update - 18 Feb, 2018
The latest update from the Government’s cross-agency family violence and sexual...

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