New Government Ministerial positions announced
Wed 25 Oct 2017
Following the formation of the Labour, New Zealand First and Green Party Government, Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern has announced Ministerial portfolio ...
Following the formation of the Labour, New Zealand First and Green Party Government, Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern has announced Ministerial portfolio responsibilities.
Jacinda Ardern said "I am proud of my Ministers. The team well knows the responsibilities they are taking on. We are all ready and determined to make a difference as we govern for all New Zealanders."
Key positions relevant to family and whānau violence include:
|Minister of Justice||Andrew Little|
|Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister of Justice (Domestic and Sexual Violence Issues)||Jan Logie|
|Minister for Social Development||Carmel Sepuloni|
|Minister for Children||Tracey Martin|
|Minister for Child Poverty Reduction||Jacinda Ardern|
|Minister for Women||Julie-Anne Genter|
|Minister for Māori Development||Nanaia Mahuta|
|Minister for Whānau Ora||Peeni Henare|
|Minister for Pacific Peoples||Aupito William Sio|
|Minister for Ethnic Communities||Jenny Salesa|
|Minister for Seniors||Tracey Martin|
|Minister for Disability Issues||Carmel Sepuloni|
|Minister of Health||David Clark|
|Minister for ACC||Iain Lees-Galloway|
|Minister of Education||Chris Hipkins|
|Minister of Police||Stuart Nash|
|Minister of Corrections||Kelvin Davis|
|Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector||Peeni Henare|
A full list of Ministers is available from the Labour Party.
The coalition agreement between Labour and New Zealand First includes the priority/goal to "Increase funding for family violence networks, including Women’s Refuge and Shakti." (page 4)
Policy statements on family and whānau violence
Prior to the election, political parties provided policy statements on family and whānau violence.
Women's Refuge requested policy statements from the major parties - the full party statements are available on the Women's Refuge website.
Tick 4 Kids and UNICEF created a family violence scorecard, based on the parties' policy positions.
For more analysis of policies, see the previous NZFVC news story Election 2017 - political parties' policies and family and whānau violence.