News

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 2018

Legislation seeking to prevent forced marriage passes - 13 Aug, 2018
The Minors (Court Consent to Relationships) Legislation Bill has passed its...
Stats NZ consulting on well-being indicators - 13 Aug, 2018
Statistics New Zealand is seeking public feedback about indicators to measure...
Consultation on information sharing guidance for family violence sector - 7 Aug, 2018
The Ministry of Justice is seeking feedback on draft information sharing...
Government announces panel to review 2014 Family Court Reforms - 2 Aug, 2018
Justice Minister Andrew Little has announced the details of the independent...

July 2018

Legislation on workplace protections for domestic violence victims passes - 30 Jul, 2018
The Domestic Violence—Victims' Protection Bill has passed its third reading and...
UN releases Concluding Observations on NZ's 8th CEDAW report - 24 Jul, 2018
The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women...
National standards regulations for children in care approved - 24 Jul, 2018
Regulations for national standards of care have been approved under the Oranga...
News from E Tū Whānau: film challenge, videos and song competition results - 24 Jul, 2018
E Tū Whānau has a number of music and video initiatives focused on promoting...
Summit and new advisory group to focus on criminal justice reform - 24 Jul, 2018
Justice Minister Andrew Little announced a Criminal Justice Summit and an...
National violence prevention programme for Pasifika young people launched - 23 Jul, 2018
ACC Minister Iain Lees-Galloway and Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William...
Public submissions open on Whānau Ora review - 23 Jul, 2018
The Whānau Ora Review Panel has started their consultation process. The Panel...
Family and Sexual Violence Work Programme update - MAT, July 2018 - 23 Jul, 2018
The latest email update from the Government’s cross-agency family violence and...
Family and sexual violence service provider update - MSD, July 2018 - 23 Jul, 2018
The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) latest email update for Family...
Report published on review into law firm handling of sexual harassment and assault - 10 Jul, 2018
The report from Dame Margaret Bazley's independent review of law firm Russell...
Government announces Gender Pay Principles for state sector - 5 Jul, 2018
State Services Minister Chris Hipkins and Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter...
Te Aitanga a Tiki: Māori resources on sexual and reproductive health launched - 4 Jul, 2018
Te Whāriki Takapou has launched an online collection of te reo Māori and...
New website to assist businesses to address family violence in the workplace - 3 Jul, 2018
A new website has been launched to assist workplaces to address family violence...
Consultation open on positive ageing strategy - 3 Jul, 2018
The Government is consulting on a new positive ageing strategy. The...

June 2018

Te Ira Tangata: sexuality education programme for Kura Kaupapa Māori - 25 Jun, 2018
A te reo Māori resource guide for a kaupapa Māori sexuality education programme...
Where to find Superu resources and work after they close - 25 Jun, 2018
The Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (Superu) is to close permanently...
Family violence prevention leaders recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours, Blake Medal - 19 Jun, 2018
New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse Co-Director Janet Fanslow has been...
Family and sexual violence service provider update - MSD, June 2018 - 19 Jun, 2018
The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) latest email update for Family...
Government appoints expert panel to welfare review; welfare, poverty and violence - 19 Jun, 2018
In May, Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni announced an expert...
Elder Abuse Awareness Week 15-22 June 2018 - It's OK to ask for help - 14 Jun, 2018
Elder Abuse Awareness Week runs from the 15-22 June 2018, starting with World...
Organisations and sectors remain in spotlight on workplace harassment and assault - 1 Jun, 2018
With ongoing public attention on sexual harassment and assault in the workplace...

May 2018

Government reviewing Charities Act - 29 May, 2018
Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Peeni Henare, announced the...
Government starting work to develop Child Wellbeing Strategy - 29 May, 2018
The Government has begun work on developing a Child Wellbeing Strategy. Prime...
Cabinet paper and consultation on independent oversight of child care and protection system - 24 May, 2018
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has begun a process to look at...
Budget 2018: Funding for family and sexual violence response, central agent - 22 May, 2018
Budget 2018 was announced on 17 May 2018. The Budget included funding for a new...
Justice Committee reports on domestic violence workplace protections bill - 17 May, 2018
The Justice Committee has released their final report on the Domestic Violence—...
Consultation open on police vetting process - 15 May, 2018
NZ Police are seeking feedback on proposed legislation for the Police vetting...
E Tū Whānau launches 2018 song competition - 15 May, 2018
E Tū Whānau has launched its 2018 song competition. The song competition...
What's the connection? Reading list on abuse/violence, mental health and addiction - 10 May, 2018
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse has published a selected...
Mental Health Inquiry consultation opens; reading list on violence and mental health - 10 May, 2018
The website and consultation document for the Government Inquiry into Mental...
Government consultation on use of data and social wellbeing strategy - 10 May, 2018
Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni has announced the Government is...
New Government funding for family violence services - 10 May, 2018
The Government has announced additional funding for family violence services...
MSD announces work to strengthen funding and delivery of family violence services - 6 May, 2018
The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) email update on "sexual harm"...
Family and Sexual Violence Work Programme update, April 2018 - 6 May, 2018
The latest update from the Government’s cross-agency family violence and sexual...
Backbone Collective releases new report on Lawyer for Child - 3 May, 2018
The Backbone Collective has released a fifth report on the Family Court,...
New reports and OIA responses on children from Oranga Tamariki and more - 1 May, 2018
Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children and other agencies have produced...

Pages