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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.

April 2017

Government announces establishment of new standalone "Social Investment Agency" - 24 Apr, 2017
The Government has announced the establishment of a new standalone "Social...
Submissions open on Family and Whānau Violence Legislation Bill - 19 Apr, 2017
The Family and Whānau Violence Legislation Bill passed its first reading in...
Update on government Family and Sexual Violence work programme announces new team - 17 Apr, 2017
The latest government family and sexual violence work programme update...
It's not OK Campaign offers new resources to support hairdressers - 13 Apr, 2017
The It’s not OK Campaign has developed a package to support hairdressers,...
Government announces independent review of client level data IT system - 13 Apr, 2017
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has announced an independent review of...
Pasefika Proud offers ethnic specific Family Violence Training Programmes - 12 Apr, 2017
Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu is a Pacific Family Violence Training Programme on...
Calls for compulsory consent education in all schools continue - 11 Apr, 2017
High school students, advocates and academics are continuing to call for...
Backbone Collective releases first report on the Family Court - 6 Apr, 2017
The Backbone Collective has released its first "watchdog report," focused on...
Auckland High Court orders retrial of case under Harmful Digital Communications Act - 6 Apr, 2017
High Court Judge Mathew Downs has ordered a retrial of a man who had charges of...
Privacy Commissioner's report criticises MSD collection of individual client level data - 6 Apr, 2017
The Privacy Commissioner has published his report examining the Ministry of...
Police publish summary of 10 years of monitoring conduct - 4 Apr, 2017
New Zealand Police have published a final report summarising how the Police...
Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki launched 1 April 2017 - 3 Apr, 2017
The Ministry for Vulnerable Children Oranga Tamariki began operating on 1 April...

March 2017

New resource for whānau and takatāpui rangatahi (sexuality and gender diverse youth) - 30 Mar, 2017
Dr Elizabeth Kerekere, Tīwhanawhana Trust and RainbowYOUTH have produced a...
Shakti publishes new handbook for migrant & refugee youth experiencing family violence - 28 Mar, 2017
The Shakti Youth Unit has developed a new handbook for migrant and refugee...
MSD update on sexual violence services - consultations open - 28 Mar, 2017
The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) recent update on sexual violence...
Ministers to host family violence summit in Wellington - 23 Mar, 2017
Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley will be...
Submissions open on domestic violence workplace bill; new research on economic abuse - 21 Mar, 2017
Green Party MP Jan Logie's member's bill on domestic violence workplace...
Minister indicates rethink on Māori children in care; Select Committee hears submissions - 16 Mar, 2017
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has indicated she will reconsider draft...
Temporary reprieve for sexual violence services on individual client level data - 16 Mar, 2017
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has advised that specialist sexual...
Government introduces Bill to reform family violence laws - 15 Mar, 2017
The Government has introduced its Bill to reform family violence laws. The...
Latest Better Public Service data - increase in reported violent crime - 14 Mar, 2017
The Government has released the latest results from the Better Public Service (...
Pilot of supervised handover service for children - 14 Mar, 2017
The Government announced a new pilot to reduce exposure to family violence and...
Research project investigates people’s views of data linkage - 13 Mar, 2017
A research project carried out by University of Auckland researchers and...
Concerns and public meeting on NGOs and provision of individual client level data - 13 Mar, 2017
A range of groups and individuals have spoken publically about concerns at the...
10 essentials for addressing violence against women - 9 Mar, 2017
UN Women has published a package of essentials for addressing violence against...
Launch of Auckland Humanity Project and Regional wānanga on preventing violence - 9 Mar, 2017
An Auckland-based collective of service providers, communities and government...
MSD developing national care standards - 9 Mar, 2017
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is developing draft national care...
Initiative to help Commonwealth nations address domestic violence - 9 Mar, 2017
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has announced the Peace in the...
New position brief on the need to address child abuse and intimate partner violence together - 6 Mar, 2017
The Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) has published a new position...
New collective for survivors of violence against women launched: The Backbone Collective - 6 Mar, 2017
A new independent body has been launched to examine the system response to...
Children's Day 2017 - Tools for preventing school, dating and youth violence - 2 Mar, 2017
Children’s Day – Te Rā O Te Tamariki will be celebrated on 5 March 2017 (first...

February 2017

Addressing family violence in the workplace on International Women's Day - 27 Feb, 2017
International Women's Day this year is 8 March 2017. The United Nations (UN)...
MSD update on sexual violence services - frameworks to be drafted - 27 Feb, 2017
The latest update from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) on the...
Human Rights Commission calls for inquiry into abuse of people in state care - 21 Feb, 2017
The Human Rights Commission has issued an open letter asking the Government to...
Increased funding for Christchurch ISR family violence pilot - 9 Feb, 2017
The Government has announced an additional $680,000 will be allocated to the...
Closing date extended for submissions on child protection bill; Māori continue to raise concerns - 9 Feb, 2017
The closing date for submissions on the Children, Young Persons, and Their...
Additional Government funding for police, courts and corrections - 7 Feb, 2017
The Government has announced additional funding for police, courts and...
Netsafe launches online Safety Partnership Grant programme - 2 Feb, 2017
NetSafe has launched a new scheme to provide grants for research, projects and...
New child & youth advocacy service, VOYCE - Whakarongo Mai, to start April 2017 - 1 Feb, 2017
The Government has announced a new youth advocacy service, VOYCE – Whakarongo...

January 2017

Privacy Commissioner surveying NGOs on requirement for individual client level data - 31 Jan, 2017
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner is conducting an inquiry into the...

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