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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 2017

NZFVC Data Summaries 2017: Family violence reports reach record high - 26 Jun, 2017
Police family violence investigations reached a record high in 2016, statistics...
Whānau Ora symposiums - 26 Jun, 2017
Whānau Ora commissioning agencies are hosting events to bring together service...
Research on family violence services underway: Family and sexual violence work update - 26 Jun, 2017
The latest update from the Government's Family and Sexual Violence Work...
Winning songs from 2017 E Tū Whānau Competition - 21 Jun, 2017
The winning songs from the E Tū Whānau Song Competition 2017 have been...
Police trial video recording victim statements - 20 Jun, 2017
Police will trial using their phones to record statements from victims of...
New data report released on family violence deaths - 19 Jun, 2017
The Family Violence Death Review Committee has released a new report analysing...
MSD Sexual Violence Service update - upcoming service tenders - 15 Jun, 2017
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has released their monthly update on...
Submissions open on bill to prevent forced marriage - 15 Jun, 2017
The Marriage (Court Consent to Marriage of Minors) Amendment Bill has passed...
Elder Abuse Awareness Week 15-22 June 2017 - Focus on violence by family members - 13 Jun, 2017
Elder Abuse Awareness Week runs from the 15-22 June 2017, starting with World...
Family violence frameworks and mandatory social worker registration launched at summit - 8 Jun, 2017
At the Family Violence Summit held on 7 June 2017 in Wellington, Ministers...
Backbone Collective: "overwhelmingly negative feedback" on the Family Court - 7 Jun, 2017
The Backbone Collective have released their second report on the Family Court....
Whānau Ora funding extended for three more years - 7 Jun, 2017
Funding will be extended for three more years for the Whānau Ora Commissioning...
Resources for addressing police perpetrated domestic violence - 6 Jun, 2017
NZFVC has compiled some resources on addressing police perpetrated intimate...
Submissions invited on discussion paper - "one court one judge" for family violence - 1 Jun, 2017
Submissions are invited on a discussion paper on an integrated court system for...
Vodafone Foundation focuses on young people at risk - 1 Jun, 2017
The Vodafone Foundation has committed $20 million over the next 10 years to...
"Unprecedented" investment in family violence prevention in Victoria, Australia - 1 Jun, 2017
The Victorian Budget 2017/18 includes a $1.9 billion package to address family...
Victoria, Australia utility policies support victims of family violence - 1 Jun, 2017
In Victoria, Australia, two initiatives are seeking to increase protection for...

May 2017

NZ Police videos on process of reporting a sexual assault - 31 May, 2017
New Zealand Police have developed a series of videos on the process of...
Consultation open on family violence before national Ministerial summit - 31 May, 2017
The Ministerial Group on Family Violence and Sexual Violence is inviting online...
Budget 2017 - Family violence funding focused on continuing pilots - 31 May, 2017
The NZ Government announced the 2017 Budget on 25 May. The budget includes $37....
Kiribati Leaders meet to progress family violence prevention plan - 30 May, 2017
Leaders from the Kiribati community have met in Auckland to host a maungatabu (...
Tender now open for National Sexual Violence Helpline - 30 May, 2017
The competitive tender is now open for the new national sexual violence...
Preventing adolescent relationship abuse: new NZFVC Issues Paper - 30 May, 2017
Violence and abuse in teenage relationships is a serious problem in New Zealand...
New technical package on preventing intimate partner violence from CDC - 25 May, 2017
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have published a new...
Government pauses on collecting individual client level data from NGOs - 25 May, 2017
Social Investment Minister Amy Adams and Minister for Children Anne Tolley have...
MSD releases report from review of client level data privacy breach - 16 May, 2017
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has released the report from the...
Tender for national sexual violence helpline - 16 May, 2017
The Government has announced that an open competitive tender process to operate...
Additional feedback invited on Domestic Violence—Victims' Protection Bill - 15 May, 2017
The Domestic Violence—Victims' Protection Bill is open for a second round of...
Draft suicide prevention strategy released for consultation - 15 May, 2017
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman announced that the draft suicide prevention...
Latest MSD sexual violence update - funding and consultation processes - 15 May, 2017
The latest sexual violence service development update from the Ministry of...
Pasefika Proud launches online Pacific service directory - 15 May, 2017
Pasefika Proud has launched an online Pacific service directory on the...
New VAWnet Special Collection: Reproductive justice and violence against women - 15 May, 2017
The US National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women (VAWnet) has...
New cooperative of law firms providing legal aid - 15 May, 2017
A national cooperative of law firms has been launched to assist people to...
Pay equity and violence against women; draft legislation will affect future claims - 8 May, 2017
In April 2017, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman announced a $2 billion pay...
Government introduces new Better Public Services targets - 5 May, 2017
The Government has announced a new set of ten "Better Public Services" targets...
"Social investment package" in Budget 2017 - 4 May, 2017
Social Investment Minister Amy Adams has announced that Budget 2017 will...
E Tū Whānau 2017 Song Competition now accepting entries - 1 May, 2017
Entries are now open for the 2017 E Tū Whānau Song Competition. The...
Waitangi Tribunal: Crown has breached Treaty obligations on Māori reoffending - 1 May, 2017
The Waitangi Tribunal has found the Crown has breached its Treaty obligations...

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...

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