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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.

June 2017

"Unprecedented" investment in family violence prevention in Victoria, Australia - 1 Jun, 2017
The Victorian Budget 2017/18 includes a $1.9 billion package to address family...
Victoria, Australia utility policies support victims of family violence - 1 Jun, 2017
In Victoria, Australia, two initiatives are seeking to increase protection for...

May 2017

NZ Police videos on process of reporting a sexual assault - 31 May, 2017
New Zealand Police have developed a series of videos on the process of...
Consultation open on family violence before national Ministerial summit - 31 May, 2017
The Ministerial Group on Family Violence and Sexual Violence is inviting online...
Budget 2017 - Family violence funding focused on continuing pilots - 31 May, 2017
The NZ Government announced the 2017 Budget on 25 May. The budget includes $37....
Kiribati Leaders meet to progress family violence prevention plan - 30 May, 2017
Leaders from the Kiribati community have met in Auckland to host a maungatabu (...
Tender now open for National Sexual Violence Helpline - 30 May, 2017
The competitive tender is now open for the new national sexual violence...
Preventing adolescent relationship abuse: new NZFVC Issues Paper - 30 May, 2017
Violence and abuse in teenage relationships is a serious problem in New Zealand...
New technical package on preventing intimate partner violence from CDC - 25 May, 2017
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have published a new...
Government pauses on collecting individual client level data from NGOs - 25 May, 2017
Social Investment Minister Amy Adams and Minister for Children Anne Tolley have...
MSD releases report from review of client level data privacy breach - 16 May, 2017
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has released the report from the...
Tender for national sexual violence helpline - 16 May, 2017
The Government has announced that an open competitive tender process to operate...
Additional feedback invited on Domestic Violence—Victims' Protection Bill - 15 May, 2017
The Domestic Violence—Victims' Protection Bill is open for a second round of...
Draft suicide prevention strategy released for consultation - 15 May, 2017
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman announced that the draft suicide prevention...
Latest MSD sexual violence update - funding and consultation processes - 15 May, 2017
The latest sexual violence service development update from the Ministry of...
Pasefika Proud launches online Pacific service directory - 15 May, 2017
Pasefika Proud has launched an online Pacific service directory on the...
New VAWnet Special Collection: Reproductive justice and violence against women - 15 May, 2017
The US National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women (VAWnet) has...
New cooperative of law firms providing legal aid - 15 May, 2017
A national cooperative of law firms has been launched to assist people to...
Pay equity and violence against women; draft legislation will affect future claims - 8 May, 2017
In April 2017, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman announced a $2 billion pay...
Government introduces new Better Public Services targets - 5 May, 2017
The Government has announced a new set of ten "Better Public Services" targets...
"Social investment package" in Budget 2017 - 4 May, 2017
Social Investment Minister Amy Adams has announced that Budget 2017 will...
E Tū Whānau 2017 Song Competition now accepting entries - 1 May, 2017
Entries are now open for the 2017 E Tū Whānau Song Competition. The...
Waitangi Tribunal: Crown has breached Treaty obligations on Māori reoffending - 1 May, 2017
The Waitangi Tribunal has found the Crown has breached its Treaty obligations...

April 2017

Government announces establishment of new standalone "Social Investment Agency" - 24 Apr, 2017
The Government has announced the establishment of a new standalone "Social...
Submissions open on Family and Whānau Violence Legislation Bill - 19 Apr, 2017
The Family and Whānau Violence Legislation Bill passed its first reading in...
Update on government Family and Sexual Violence work programme announces new team - 17 Apr, 2017
The latest government family and sexual violence work programme update...
It's not OK Campaign offers new resources to support hairdressers - 13 Apr, 2017
The It’s not OK Campaign has developed a package to support hairdressers,...
Government announces independent review of client level data IT system - 13 Apr, 2017
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has announced an independent review of...
Pasefika Proud offers ethnic specific Family Violence Training Programmes - 12 Apr, 2017
Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu is a Pacific Family Violence Training Programme on...
Calls for compulsory consent education in all schools continue - 11 Apr, 2017
High school students, advocates and academics are continuing to call for...
Backbone Collective releases first report on the Family Court - 6 Apr, 2017
The Backbone Collective has released its first "watchdog report," focused on...
Auckland High Court orders retrial of case under Harmful Digital Communications Act - 6 Apr, 2017
High Court Judge Mathew Downs has ordered a retrial of a man who had charges of...
Privacy Commissioner's report criticises MSD collection of individual client level data - 6 Apr, 2017
The Privacy Commissioner has published his report examining the Ministry of...
Police publish summary of 10 years of monitoring conduct - 4 Apr, 2017
New Zealand Police have published a final report summarising how the Police...
Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki launched 1 April 2017 - 3 Apr, 2017
The Ministry for Vulnerable Children Oranga Tamariki began operating on 1 April...

March 2017

New resource for whānau and takatāpui rangatahi (sexuality and gender diverse youth) - 30 Mar, 2017
Dr Elizabeth Kerekere, Tīwhanawhana Trust and RainbowYOUTH have produced a...
Shakti publishes new handbook for migrant & refugee youth experiencing family violence - 28 Mar, 2017
The Shakti Youth Unit has developed a new handbook for migrant and refugee...
MSD update on sexual violence services - consultations open - 28 Mar, 2017
The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) recent update on sexual violence...
Ministers to host family violence summit in Wellington - 23 Mar, 2017
Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley will be...
Submissions open on domestic violence workplace bill; new research on economic abuse - 21 Mar, 2017
Green Party MP Jan Logie's member's bill on domestic violence workplace...

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