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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.

September 2018

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 ...
New research reports on addressing family violence in Pacific communities - 21 Aug, 2018
Reports have been published from four research projects exploring addressing...
Ministry of Justice seeking feedback on family violence resources - 21 Aug, 2018
The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) is seeking feedback on two family violence...
Family and sexual violence service provider update - MSD, August 2018 - 21 Aug, 2018
The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) latest email update for family and...
ACC provides additional funding for Gandhi Nivas facilities for men who use violence - 20 Aug, 2018
ACC has provided Gandhi Nivas with an additional $1.7m in funding over three...
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...

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