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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.

December 2018

Discussion paper proposes independent backbone agency, continuous improvement - 11 Dec, 2018
The Backbone Collective has produced a discussion paper proposing that a...
Pasefika Proud ethnic specific family violence prevention training 2018-19 - 6 Dec, 2018
Pasefika Proud has confirmed dates for the next round of ethnic specific family...
International Day of Persons with Disabilities; NZ research explores abuse of disabled women - 3 Dec, 2018
December 3 marks the United Nations International Day of Persons with...
White Ribbon campaign and 16 days of activism against against gender-based violence 2018 - 3 Dec, 2018
The White Ribbon campaign this year has focused on asking men to stand up and...
Family and sexual violence cross-government work update, November 2018 - 3 Dec, 2018
The November email update from the Government’s joint venture on family...

November 2018

Law Commission proposes reforms to relationship property law, submissions still open - 26 Nov, 2018
The Law Commission has published an issues paper outlining its preferred...
Media continues to highlight workplace sexual harassment, more organisations respond - 26 Nov, 2018
Attention continues to focus on the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace...
New research project to look at family and sexual violence for Māori - 26 Nov, 2018
Researchers at the University of Waikato have received $2.16 million in funding...
Ngāi Tahu signs MOU with Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children - 26 Nov, 2018
Te Rūnanga ō Ngāi Tahu and Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children have signed...
Terms of reference for inquiry into abuse in care finalised; panelists appointed - 20 Nov, 2018
The Government has released the final terms of reference for the Royal...
Sport NZ seeking feedback on sport integrity including harassment and child protection - 20 Nov, 2018
Sport NZ is inviting feedback from the public about sport integrity. The...
Cabinet papers released on new joint venture approach to addressing family and sexual violence - 20 Nov, 2018
The government has released Cabinet papers and related documentation providing...
Law Commission recommendations on abortion law reform; report explores reproduction coercion - 12 Nov, 2018
The Law Commission has submitted a briefing paper outlining recommendations on...
Government funding Whānau Resilience services - 8 Nov, 2018
The Government has announced they are investing $15.379 million from Budget...
Family violence legislation passes - 7 Nov, 2018
Two significant family violence bills have passed through Parliament and will...
Submissions open on Equal Pay Amendment Bill - 5 Nov, 2018
Submissions are now being accepted on the newly proposed pay equity legislation...
Criminal Justice Advisory Group public meetings; related research and reports - 5 Nov, 2018
The Safe and Effective Justice Programme Advisory Group ­– Te Uepū Hāpai i te...
Reading list on family justice system, Family Court - 5 Nov, 2018
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse (NZFVC) has collated a selected...
Consultation open on Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy - 1 Nov, 2018
The Government is inviting feedback to inform development of the Child and...

October 2018

Safe & Together online training discount available - 23 Oct, 2018
The Safe & Together Institute is offering a 25% discount on their e-...
Consultation on information sharing with Police (name changes, deaths and non-disclosure) - 18 Oct, 2018
NZ Police are seeking feedback on an information sharing agreement related to...
Family and sexual violence service provider update - MSD, October 2018 - 17 Oct, 2018
The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) latest email update for family and...
Pay equity updates: Oranga Tamariki social workers, bill and action plan - 17 Oct, 2018
The Government has made a number of recent announcements related to pay equity...
Report explores women's experiences of abuse, violence and suicidality - 8 Oct, 2018
The National Collective of Independent Women’s Refuges has published a report...
FVDRC develops resources for lawyers working with IPV victims facing criminal charges - 8 Oct, 2018
The Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) has published information to...
E Tū Whānau 2018 poster competition open for entries - 8 Oct, 2018
E Tū Whānau is holding a poster design competition for the first time. E Tū...
ERO report on school-based sexuality education finds ongoing inadequacies and inconsistency - 3 Oct, 2018
The Education Review Office (ERO) has published a report on their review of...
New government "joint venture" approach to addressing family and sexual violence - 2 Oct, 2018
The Government has announced a new "joint venture" approach to addressing...
Government consulting on significant reforms to public service - 2 Oct, 2018
The Government is consulting on reforms to the public service. Minister of...
Consultation on welfare reforms; Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill passes - 1 Oct, 2018
The Government's Welfare Expert Advisory Group (WEAG) is inviting public...

September 2018

Family and Sexual Violence Work Programme update - MAT, September 2018 - 25 Sep, 2018
The September email update from the Government’s cross-agency family violence...
Family and sexual violence service provider updates - MSD, September 2018 - 24 Sep, 2018
The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) latest two email updates for family...
Te Wiki o te Reo Māori; government consultation on Te Reo Māori strategy - 13 Sep, 2018
'Kia Kaha te Reo Māori' is the theme of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language...
We're updating our website - have your say - 11 Sep, 2018
In response to your feedback, we're updating our website. We've created a very...
Government consultation on gambling strategy - 11 Sep, 2018
The Ministry of Health is seeking public feedback on its Strategy to Prevent...
Consultation open on family court review - 6 Sep, 2018
The Independent Panel reviewing the 2014 Family Court reforms is now accepting...

August 2018

Government consulting on rental legislation; tenancy rights and domestic violence - 30 Aug, 2018
The Government is undertaking a targeted reform of the Residential Tenancies...
New process to identify and address harm to children in state care - 30 Aug, 2018
The Minister for Children Tracey Martin announced a new approach to monitoring...
ACC commits $18.4m to healthy relationships education in schools, tender open - 27 Aug, 2018
ACC has committed $18.4 million to making the Mates & Dates healthy...
Pilots for support of sexual violence survivors in criminal justice system - 27 Aug, 2018
Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni announced a new pilot to support ...

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