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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.

August 2019

Nominations open for community researcher awards - 22 Aug, 2019
National organisation Community Research is calling for nominations for their ...
Evaluation of sexual violence pilot court; changes to be permanent in Auckland and Whangārei - 19 Aug, 2019
The District Court has released the evaluation report for the sexual violence...
White Ribbon spoken word competition for young people on respectful relationships - 19 Aug, 2019
White Ribbon New Zealand is organising a spoken word competition for rangatahi...
Submissions open on abortion law reform bill - 15 Aug, 2019
Submissions are open on the bill to reform abortion law. This includes changes...
Reports find criminal justice system failing victims/survivors of crime - 8 Aug, 2019
Chief Victims Advisor Dr Kim McGregor has released two reports related to...
Māori Inquiry into Oranga Tamariki: Next phase, call for feedback - 8 Aug, 2019
The next phase of the national Māori Inquiry into Oranga Tamariki - Ministry...
Family violence and sexual violence service provider update - MSD, August 2019 - 8 Aug, 2019
The latest Ministry of Social Development (MSD) email update for family...
Ministry of Justice RFI for family violence restorative justice services - 8 Aug, 2019
The Ministry of Justice has issued a Request for Information (RFI) on the...
Continued reports of sexual harassment, assault and bullying at work; steps towards change - 7 Aug, 2019
Media has continued to highlight ongoing reports of sexual harassment and...
New online tool looks at gender analysis in developing policy - 6 Aug, 2019
The Ministry for Women has launched a new online tool to assist policy...
Report from Hui Māori: Ināia Tonu Nei - criminal justice reform - 6 Aug, 2019
A report summarising the discussion and kōrero from Hui Māori: Ināia Tonu Nei...
Inquiry into abuse in care: Chair resigns, concerns raised, first public hearing set - 6 Aug, 2019
The Royal Commission has announced Chair of the Abuse in Care Inquiry, Sir...

July 2019

2019 E Tū Whānau song competition open for entries - 25 Jul, 2019
E Tū Whānau is now accepting entries for their 2019 song competition. The song...
Government announces sexual violence justice package of reforms - 18 Jul, 2019
Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister of Justice Jan Logie has...
Service provider update; new MSD approach to funding family violence services - 11 Jul, 2019
The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) latest email update for family...
Government announces plans to reform public service system - 2 Jul, 2019
The Government has announced plans to reform the statutory framework governing...

June 2019

Changes under Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 in effect from 1 July 2019 - 30 Jun, 2019
A number of significant amendments to the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 (Children’s...
Oranga Tamariki uplift practices: media, advocacy, reviews - 28 Jun, 2019
Many calls for change to the Ministry of Children - Oranga Tamariki's practice...
New online resource on animal cruelty and family violence - 27 Jun, 2019
The New Zealand SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has...
Changes from 1 July 2019: Family Violence Act 2018 and other legislation - 21 Jun, 2019
On 1 July 2019, the Family Violence Act 2018 comes into force. This replaces...
New information sharing guidance from 1 July 2019 - 21 Jun, 2019
New guidance on information sharing under the Family Violence Act 2018 and...
Wellbeing Budget 2019: summary of key areas - 21 Jun, 2019
Budget 2019 was announced on 30 May 2019. The Budget included several areas of...
Out on the Shelves: research and resources on addressing violence in Rainbow communities - 20 Jun, 2019
Out on the Shelves is a campaign that provides an opportunity to create more...
Final report from family justice review released - 19 Jun, 2019
The final report of the panel examining the 2014 family justice system reforms...
First report on criminal justice reform from Te Uepū Advisory Group - 13 Jun, 2019
The first report from Te Uepū Hāpai i te Ora, the Safe and Effective Justice...
Family violence and sexual violence service provider update - MSD, June 2019 - 13 Jun, 2019
The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) latest email update for family...
Elder Abuse Awareness Week 15-22 June 2019 - 11 Jun, 2019
Elder Abuse Awareness Week ran from 15-22 June 2019, starting with World Elder...
New national sexual violence response service for ethnic communities - 5 Jun, 2019
Shama Hamilton Ethnic Women’s Centre plans to develop a national specialist...
Benefit fraud investigations inquiry finds issues related to domestic violence - 1 Jun, 2019
The Privacy Commissioner's report on the inquiry into the Ministry of Social...

May 2019

Independent report examines harassment and bullying in Parliamentary workplace - 28 May, 2019
The Speaker of the House of Representatives of New Zealand, Trevor Mallard, has...
Health and Disability Commissioner finds "systemic failing" at DHB in child abuse case - 24 May, 2019
Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill has released a report examining...
Budget 2019: $320m package announced for family and sexual violence - 20 May, 2019
The Government has announced a family violence and sexual violence package...
New Atu-Mai e-learning module on respectful relationships for Pasifika young people - 17 May, 2019
Le Va has launched a new e-learning module on respectful relationships for ...
Cabinet paper outlines Crown approach to Royal Commission on abuse - 14 May, 2019
The Government has released a Cabinet Paper and two Cabinet Minutes that...
ActionStation report explores gap in funding for sexual violence services - 10 May, 2019
ActionStation has published a report exploring whether government funding for...
Welfare Expert Advisory Group report released; research on child protection and welfare - 10 May, 2019
The final report from the Government commissioned Welfare Expert Advisory Group...
Family violence and sexual violence service provider update - MSD, May 2019 - 9 May, 2019
The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) latest email update for family...
Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children forms additional iwi partnerships - 2 May, 2019
Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children has signed strategic partnerships with ...

April 2019

Government announces changes to oversight for children in care system - 29 Apr, 2019
Minister for Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni has announced changes to...
MSD revising process for responding to claims of historic abuse in state care - 29 Apr, 2019
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is working on improving its process...

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