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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.

May 2016

Australian campaign calls for family law reform to prioritise safety - 25 May, 2016
Women's Legal Services Australia is leading a campaign calling on political...
New report on partner and sexual violence in Rainbow communities - 23 May, 2016
A new report on partner and sexual violence in Rainbow communities in Aotearoa...
Lead up to Budget 2016 - Govt announces funding cuts, increases and reprioritising - 23 May, 2016
In the lead up to the 2016 Budget, the Government has announced significant...
Family violence researcher Murray Straus dies - 23 May, 2016
Professor Murray Straus, "founder of the field of family violence research"...
Inquest into youth suicides finds exposure to family violence - 23 May, 2016
Coroner Carla na Nagara has released findings from a joint inquest into the...
Consultation open on first NZ Health Research Strategy - 23 May, 2016
The Ministry of Health, the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) and...
Standards, resources and tools to support evaluation in Aotearoa New Zealand - 16 May, 2016
The Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (Superu) has published a set of...
Law Commission recommends law change for victims who commit homicide - 12 May, 2016
The Law Commission has released its final report on the legal response to...
Government announces future of social sector trials - 9 May, 2016
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has announced future plans for the 16...
Technology innovations to support victims of violence and abuse - 9 May, 2016
Two domestic violence organisations have teamed up with business partners to...
NZFVC user survey - we want to hear from you! - 9 May, 2016
We are seeking feedback to improve our services through an online survey. We...
Updated Clearinghouse bibliography on working with perpetrators - 5 May, 2016
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse publishes bibliographies which...
Pilot programme giving judges additional information to be expanded - 5 May, 2016
In 2015, the government launched a pilot programme to give judges a defendant's...
"Investment Approach" to Justice outlined - family violence - 4 May, 2016
Justice Minister Amy Adams has outlined how the Government plans to apply the...
CDC publishes strategies for violence prevention based on best available evidence - 2 May, 2016
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed two...

April 2016

Joint statement from NZ and Australia police on family violence - 28 Apr, 2016
New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush has joined Police Commissioners from...
Update on Police piloting video statements for family violence victims - 21 Apr, 2016
New Zealand Police in Palmerston North have been piloting recording family...
Public consultation on new Youth Service information sharing agreement - 21 Apr, 2016
The Ministry of Social Development's Youth Service is expanding to include...
Consultation open on NZ Disability Strategy - 18 Apr, 2016
The Office for Disability Issues is leading a process to revise the New Zealand...
Government announces new multi-agency family violence pilot in Christchurch - 14 Apr, 2016
Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced the launch of an Integrated Safety...
UN committees release documents on NZ's performance on human rights - 11 Apr, 2016
Two United Nations committees which monitor human rights have recently released...
Government announces major reforms to Child, Youth and Family - 8 Apr, 2016
The Government has announced its initial plans for "major state care reforms...
Victoria Royal Commission into Family Violence tables report with 227 recommendations - 7 Apr, 2016
The Royal Commission into Family Violence in Victoria, Australia has tabled its...
Government supports select committee recommendations on sexual violence services - 6 Apr, 2016
The Government has responded to the Social Service Select Committee report on...
Sexual violence, social media, students and schools - court decision, IPCA statement, media - 1 Apr, 2016
A number of reports of sexually abusive behaviour by school aged young men have...

March 2016

It's not OK releases new toolkit for community champions campaigns - 24 Mar, 2016
The It's not OK Campaign has released a toolkit to support local communities ...
Social Services Committee reports on Child Sex Offender register - 21 Mar, 2016
The Social Services Committee has reviewed the Child Protection (Child Sex...
NZ Defence Force launches action plan to address harmful sexual behaviour - 17 Mar, 2016
The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has announced Operation RESPECT, an action...
Govt announces new Better Public Services measure on family violence - 17 Mar, 2016
Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced a new Better Public Services (BPS)...
Shine to merge with Presbyterian Support Northern - 17 Mar, 2016
Shine and Presbyterian Support Northern (PSN) have announced that Shine with...
Ministry of Justice appoints Dr Ian Lambie as Science Advisor - 14 Mar, 2016
The Ministry of Justice has appointed Dr Ian Lambie as the inaugural justice...
Corrections to advise CYF if prisoner convicted of child abuse is released - 14 Mar, 2016
Corrections Minister Judith Collins has announced a new process under which...
Family violence organisations required to have Child Protection Policies - 14 Mar, 2016
The Government is requiring more organisations that work with vulnerable...
Law Commission recommends making non-fatal strangulation a specific crime - 10 Mar, 2016
The Law Commission has released its report looking at how best to respond to...
Calls to address harassment and provide campus-based violence prevention - 7 Mar, 2016
A group of Dunedin residents has asked the University of Otago to take action...
Marking International Women's Day; resources on gender and violence - 3 Mar, 2016
The 2016 theme for International Women’s Day on 8 March is 'Planet 50-50 by...
New report and government initiatives to address gangs - 3 Mar, 2016
The Government has published a new report and announced two initiatives...
Access to lawyers and family court reforms - 2 Mar, 2016
Radio New Zealand has reported that many people going through to legal...
Summary of submissions on family violence legislative review released - 2 Mar, 2016
Justice Minister Amy Adams has released a summary of the almost 500 submissions...

February 2016

Treasury releases report, infographics and online tool on youth at risk - 29 Feb, 2016
The Treasury has released a report, Characteristics of Children at Greater Risk...

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