Weekly Media Roundup

August 07, 2015 at 8:21 AM

Government puts microscope on 'horrific' domestic violence problem:

A new set of standalone offences may come from a review of New Zealand's "horrific" domestic violence problem.

Speaking at an Auckland law firm on Wednesday morning, Justice Minister Amy Adams said combating family violence was her top priority.



Judge welcomes tighter framework for handling family violence:

Judge Peter Boshier, White Ribbon Chair, has welcomed the much tighter framework proposed for the handling of family violence cases in New Zealand. His comments come in response to the just released discussion paper on how we can improve on our appalling family violence record in New Zealand.



Facebook, Twitter abuse growing concern for Police:

Social media and text messaging are being increasingly used to breach protection orders taken out against perpetrators of family violence.

Police say more men are using social media including Facebook and Twitter to message former partners, who have taken out an order prohibiting any contact. 



Encouraging Maori to have their say on family violence laws:

The Māori Party urges whānau, hapū, iwi and Māori to have their say on the wide-ranging review of family violence laws.

“We know family violence has a devastating impact on our tamariki and whānau so it’s critical that we ensure our views are heard,” says Māori Party Co-leader Marama Fox.


See also:

Family violence review applauded...  Stuff

Support for tougher meausures against family violence... Scoop

Adams tackles privacy paralysis... NZHerald

Domestic violence laws in for a shake up... 3News

Father of woman killed by family violence says silence is not an option... NZ Doctor

Support for dedicated family violence charge... Radio NZ

Cash injection possible for tackling domestic violence: John Key... Stuff

Q+A: Justice Minister Amy Adams on domestic violence law... Scoop


Report shows need for social housing: 

For one 17-year-old living rough on West Auckland streets, snuggling up to her boyfriend was the one way she kept warm at night.

She had little choice over where to stay, now that she was too old to be under the Child, Youth and Family Service's care.



Attempted murder charge follows domestic violence incident: 

A 66-year-old man has been charged with the attempted murder of a woman following a domestic violence incident in Manurewa, South Auckland.


Counselling crisis in Malborough:

A cut in funded relationship counselling in Marlborough could ramp up suicide rates, homelessness and domestic violence, counsellors warn.



Pacific magistrates visit NZ Family Court:

CHIEF Magistrate Emmanuel Kouhota was among senior magistrates and judges from the Pacific that visited the Waitakere District Court in Auckland on Friday.

They were hosted by Judge Lisa Tremewan, as they wrapped up discussions at the Pacific Regional Judges and Magistrates Consultation in New Zealand.



UN Women Toolkit to end violence:

A new toolkit developed by UN Women is hoped to help governments, community groups and others to turn an interest in ending violence against women into action.



Saving lives - a sister speaks out:

On May 19, 2014 Ishrat Malik called his eldest daughter to tell her he had "finished" her mother and younger sister. Farhat Rana and her 18-year-old daughter Sidra Noor lay dead in the family's Ranui home, in West Auckland. He had stabbed them to death.


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