Timeline - Government

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1999
  • Te Puni Kōkiri to develop Family Violence Strategic Agenda for Iwi/Māori

    Māori
  • Ministry of Social Policy, the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services and the Department of Work and Income (from 1998) created. These three agencies replaced the Department of Social Welfare. (see Garlick, 2012, p.207)
  • Māori Provider Development Fund established, administered by Te Puni Kōkiri Māori
  • Protecting Women and Children: An Interagency Response to Family Violence training kit jointly developed by NZ Police, NCIWR and CYPFA. Joint agency training of Police, social workers and community advocates is undertaken around the country
  • Family Violence Unit disbanded
  • Family Violence Focus Group co-convened by the Ministry of Social Policy and Crime Prevention Unit, comprising representatives from both government and non-government sectors. The focus group worked on developing a strategic plan for family violence
  • Responses to Crime: Annual Review 1999 (Ministry of Justice, 1999), a follow-up report, published
1998
1997
1996
1995
  • Guardianship Amendment Act 1995 introduced a presumption that parents who use violence should not have unsupervised access to their children. This amendment along with the principal act repealed by the Care of Children Act 2004 Legislation
  • Domestic Violence Act 1995 passed Legislation
1994
1993
1992
1991
  • Child Support Act 1991 passed Legislation
  • FVPCC conference, Family Violence: Prevention in the 1990s, held in Christchurch
1989
1988
  • Reach Out public education campaign launched, co-ordinated by FVPCC
1987
  • Victims Task Force set up for five-year period
  • Police Family Violence Policy adopted
  • Review of the Children and Young Persons Bill (Report of the Working Party. Department of Social Welfare 1987) Legislation
  • Launch of Keeping Ourselves Safe Programme for primary schools (developed by the Police’s Law-Related Education Programme)
  • FVPCC Statement on Family Violence issued; Tūkino Tangata (Māori caucus) established Māori
  • Victims of Offences Act 1987 passed. Repealed by Victims' Rights Act 2002 Legislation
  • Report of the Ministerial Committee of Inquiry into Violence (Roper. Ministerial Committee, 1987) published
1986
  • Puao-Te-Ata-Tu (Ministerial Advisory Committee on a Māori Perspective for the Department of Social Welfare, 1986 published Māori
1985
1984
1983
  • Department of Social Welfare provides some funding for Women’s Refuges (see Garlick, 2012, p.107)
  • Maatua Whangai programme (see Garlick, 2012 p.103) established Māori
1982
  • Domestic Protection Act 1982 passed. Repealed by Domestic Violence Act 1995 Legislation
1981
  • National Advisory Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse (NACPCA) established bringing together representatives from government and non-government agencies, including the Department of Social Welfare (see Garlick, 2012, p. 102)
  • Family Courts Act 1980 passed Legislation
1980
1978
  • Report of the Royal Commission on the Courts (Beattie. 1978) (see Watt, 2003, p.8) published
1976
  • Inter-departmental committee on child abuse formed involving departments of Health, Social Welfare and Education established
1974
  • Children and Young Persons Act 1974 passed, replacing Child Welfare Act 1925. Repealed by Chilren, Young Persons and Their Families Act 1989 Legislation
1972
  • Department of Social Welfare formed, bringing together the Social Security Department and the Child Welfare Division of the Education Department (see Garlick, 2012, p. 87-88)
1968
  • Guardianship Act 1968 passed. Repealed and replaced by the Care of Children Act 2004 Legislation
1948
  • Child Welfare Division of Education Department replaces Child Welfare Branch (see Garlick, 2012, p.59)
1925
  • Child Welfare Act 1925 passed (see Garlick, 2012, p.53). Repealed by Children and Young Persons Act 1974 Legislation
  • Child Welfare Branch of the Educaton Department (see Garlick, 2012, p.53) and the Children's Court (see Watt, 2003) established
1882
  • Industrial Schools Act 1882 (see Watt, 2003, p.7) passed. Consolidated 1908 and repealed by Child Welfare Act 1925 Legislation
1867
  • Neglected and Criminal Children Act 1867 (see Watt, 2003, p.7) passed. Repealed by Industrial Schools Act 1882 Legislation