Submissions

WAVES Trust regularly makes submissions to local and national government on matters of interest to the family violence and sexual violence sectors. 

We produce submissions in consultation with services in the WAVES network, other community organisations and individuals in Waitakere, and in conversation with other networks, organisations, and groups around Auckland and across New Zealand.

Our submissions advocate for changes that will support family violence and sexual violence services to better meet the needs of their clients.

the_WAVE.jpgHow to use our Submissions pages

The 'Submissions in Process' menu to the left lists all the submissions we are currently working on. 

Each submission has its own page that you can access by clicking on its title.  You will see on the webpage:

  • a summary of what the submission is all about and when it is due
  • links to public documents about the submission process (e.g. Bills and Review documents)
  • links to publicly accessible information, websites, and literature of relevance to the family violence sector
  • notices of upcoming submission-building events and consultations for WAVES and other organisations
  • WAVES Trust's draft submissions when these are available
  • a 'Contact Us' box that will allow you to communicate with us

Feel free to use these pages to participate in our submission consultations or to gather information for your own submission.

For advice on making your own submissions see what Parliamentary Services says here.

Latest Submissions News

Apr
09
Submissions
From the JVBU: We are reaching out to invite you to give your feedback on the Specialist Family Violence Organisation Standards (SOS) and the Specialist Family Violence Entry to Expert Workforce Capability Framework (E2E). The Specialist Family Violence Organisation Standards (SOS) are focused on lifting the capability of specialist family violence practitioners. The standards are intended to promote ‘ongoing development of, and reflection on, safe, holistic and effective specialist organisational practice’ (SOS). The Entry to Expert Framework (E2E) defines family violence workforce capabilities at different practice levels: from foundational to expert. The capabilities will inform practice and development of family violence practitioners in order to provide a well-informed specialist workforce and support the start of a FV practitioner career pathway
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Mar
19
Submissions
Submissions are open on the Harmful Digital Communications (Unauthorised Posting of Intimate Visual Recording) Amendment Bill. The closing date for submissions is 23 April 2021.
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Mar
12
Submissions
Submissions are open on the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification (Urgent Interim Classification of Publications and Prevention of Online Harm) Amendment Bill. The deadline to make a submission is 1 April 2021
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Mar
05
Submissions
The Ministry of Justice are conducting a survey to find out if the family violence sector is using the information sharing provisions and the guidance provided. They also want to know how they can better support information sharing in the family violence sector. Survey closes 5 March 2021
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Mar
05
Submissions
From the NZFVC: The government is asking for feedback on priorities for the 2021 Budget. The deadline to make a submission is 15 March 2021. Reports from the social sector highlight continuing unmet needs
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Dec
18
Submissions
From the NZFVC: Submissions are open on the Family Court (Supporting Children In Court) Legislation Bill. The deadline to make a submission is 28 February 2021
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