Timeline - Ethnic communities

2018
  • Family Violence (Amendments) Act 2018 passed. Part 1 (amendments to Bail Act 2000), Part 3 (amendments to Crimes Act 1961) and Part 5 (amendments to the Evidence Act 2006) in force on 3 December 2018. The parts in force on 3 December 2018 introduce the new offences of strangulation or suffocation, coerced marriage or civil union, and assault on family member, and prioritise victim safety in bail decisions and enable video evidence. Other parts of the act come into force on 1 July 2019

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  • Minors (Court Consent to Relationships) Legislation Act 2018 passed, requiring 16 and 17 year olds to apply to the Family Court for approval to marry or enter a civil union. Commenced 14 August 2018

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2017
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2009
2008
  • Shakti opens Wellington office Ethnic communities
2001
1998
  • First refuge/safehouse for Asian/ethnic minority women in NZ established by Shakti Asian Women’s Support Group

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