A new Expert Advisory Group on family violence has been announced by Associate Minister for Social Development Tariana Turia.
Minister Turia said,
"The Expert Advisory Group on Family Violence is being formed to provide independent strategic advice to assist Government to determine key priority actions to address family violence in New Zealand."
"A whole-of-government approach to family violence is vital and means we need to identify where there may be duplication of services or gaps in addressing family violence and ensure there are linkages with other strategic priorities."
"The support of a range of services working hand in hand is what truly turns lives around. The Expert Advisory Group will help us ensure that irrespective of where violence occurs throughout the country, all those affected should be able to seek the appropriate social services, for example stopping violence programmes alongside alcohol and other drug treatment services."
Appointments to the Expert Advisory Group are:
- Paul von Dadelszen (Chair)
- Merepeka Raukawa–Tait
- Dr James Prescott
- Dr Susan Jane Huhana Hickey
- Associate Professor Janet Fanslow
- Associate Professor Julia Tolmie
- Everdina Fuli
- Jane Stevens
- Associate Professor Peter J Adams
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Submitted on Tue, 2013-10-01 13:53