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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.

October 2015

Further consultation open on Disability Action Plan - 28 Oct, 2015
The Government is seeking further feedback on the Disability Action Plan 2014-...
Kiribati launches eighth Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu framework - 21 Oct, 2015
The Kiribati Family Violence Conceptual Framework was launched by New Zealand...
Sixth Children's Team launched in Tairāwhiti - 15 Oct, 2015
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley launched the Tairāwhiti Children's Team...
Pacific Island Safety and Prevention Project closed - 13 Oct, 2015
The Pacific Island Safety and Prevention Project ("the Project") has closed....
Productivity Commission releases final report on social services - 13 Oct, 2015
The Productivity Commission released its final report on improving how...
Victims Code launched - 13 Oct, 2015
Justice Minister Amy Adams launched a new Victims Code at the Red Raincoat...
Report on the first phase of Whānau Ora released - 13 Oct, 2015
Te Puni Kōkiri has released a report on the first phase of Whānau Ora (2010-...
Panel releases interim report on Child, Youth and Family - 11 Oct, 2015
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley released an interim report of the panel...
Postgraduate biostatistics scholarship offered by i-safe project - 8 Oct, 2015
A Centre for Interdisciplinary Trauma Postgraduate Research Scholarship in...
Sustainable Development Goals seek to strengthen interpersonal violence prevention - 7 Oct, 2015
Governments around the world formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable...
Warehouse Group establishes workplace protections for victims of family violence - 5 Oct, 2015
The Warehouse Group has launched a new initiative supporting employees who are...

September 2015

Submissions open on Child Sex Offender Register - 23 Sep, 2015
The Government is seeking public feedback on the establishment of a Child Sex...
New project on partner and sexual violence in rainbow communities - 15 Sep, 2015
A new project which aims to prevent partner violence and sexual violence within...
UN Women toolkit supports Pacific region to end violence against women and girls - 8 Sep, 2015
UN Women have published a toolkit which seeks to support Pacific Island...
Applications for the 2016 Social Work Study Awards open - 8 Sep, 2015
Applications for the 2016 NGO Social Work Study Awards opened on 3 August 2015...
A memorial to Brigitte Nimmo - 8 Sep, 2015
Brigitte Nimmo was the National Family Violence Manager at New Zealand Police...
Community mobilisation symposium - materials now online - 7 Sep, 2015
Presentations from the community mobilisation symposium hosted by the...
Bill introduced to establish sex offender register - 7 Sep, 2015
A Bill to enable the establishment of a child sex offender register was...
ACC releases evaluation summary from Mates and Dates pilot - 3 Sep, 2015
ACC has released a summary of the evaluation of its healthy relationships...
Court information sharing rules changed to support family violence decisions - 2 Sep, 2015
Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced new information sharing rules between...
Approved Information Sharing Agreement (AISA) signed - 1 Sep, 2015
An agreement has been signed which clarifies what information government...
Pilot provides Judges with defendant's family violence history - 1 Sep, 2015
Judges making bail decisions will be provided with the defendant's family...

August 2015

Children's Commissioner publishes monitoring report on Child, Youth and Family - 27 Aug, 2015
The Office of the Children's Commissioner (OCC) has published a report, State...
Bill to make registration mandatory for social workers - 27 Aug, 2015
A Bill which seeks to make registration mandatory for social workers has been...
Report documents abuses of children in state care - 27 Aug, 2015
The final report of Confidential Listening and Assistance Service has been...
Data on unique offenders and unique crime victims released - 27 Aug, 2015
New Zealand Police and Statistics New Zealand began releasing statistics about...
Report examines elder abuse and neglect in New Zealand - 27 Aug, 2015
The Ministry of Social Development has published a report on elder abuse and...
White Ribbon announces 2015 campaign "Respectful relationships" - 17 Aug, 2015
White Ribbon has announced that its 2015 campaign will focus on respectful...
Review of family violence laws: Government discussion document released - 5 Aug, 2015
Update: Submissions now close on 25 September 2015. Justice Minister Amy Adams...
Discussion document on review of family violence laws to be released - 3 Aug, 2015
Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced that a discussion paper on proposed...

July 2015

Ministerial group launches new family violence work programme - 29 Jul, 2015
Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley have...
Community Internship Programme 2015 applications open - 29 Jul, 2015
Applications are open for community groups to gain a skilled professional free...
Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence proceedings available online - 29 Jul, 2015
The Royal Commission into Family Violence underway in Victoria, Australia, is...
Call for inquiry into equality of access to justice - 29 Jul, 2015
The Green Party has called for the Justice and Electoral Select Committee to...
MSD trials Predictive Risk Modelling - 29 Jul, 2015
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is trialling the use of Predictive...
Law Commission to review non-fatal strangulation and homicide by victims - 16 Jul, 2015
Justice Minister Amy Adams has asked the Law Commission to review how best to...
Report proposes way to evaluate family court reforms - 15 Jul, 2015
The University of Otago and the New Zealand Law Foundation have published a...
Harmful Digital Communications Bill passes into legislation - 9 Jul, 2015
A Bill which seeks to prevent cyberbullying and better support victims passed...
CDC releases guidance on best available evidence to reduce violence against children - 1 Jul, 2015
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a...

June 2015

Increasing family violence calls but fewer resolutions: NZFVC data summaries 2015 - 30 Jun, 2015
The Clearinghouse has released 2015 family violence data summaries. New Zealand...

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