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Review and consultation on relationship property law

........From the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse........ The Law Commission is reviewing and consulting on the Property ........Relationships........ Act 1976 ........PRA......... Public meetings are currently being held around the country. The PRA governs how prop
The Law Commission is reviewing and consulting on the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (PRA). This will include questions around family violence and child abuse. Public meetings are currently being held around the country http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/review-and-consultation-on-relationship-property-law1/

Ministry of Justice publishes updated restorative justice framework

........From the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse........ The Ministry of Justice has published an updated practice framework for restorative ju....stice providers. The
The Ministry of Justice has published an updated practice framework for restorative justice providers. http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/ministry-of-justice-publishes-updated-restorative-justice-framework/

Women's Refuge: Politics, Parties and Family Violence

........From the Women........s Refuge website........ With the election now only a few short weeks away........ there........rsquo........s a lot going on to think about when you........rsquo........re casting your vote. The parties so far have focused on housing and homelessness
With the election now only a few short weeks away, there’s a lot going on to think about when you’re casting your vote. The parties so far have focused on housing and homelessness, poverty, the environment and climate change, law and order and the Police,… http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/womens-refuge-politics-parties-and-family-violence/

Funding for sexual violence training for judges and legal professionals

........From the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse........ Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams has announced ........1.24 million for new training and education programmes for prosecutors
Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams has announced $1.24 million for new training and education programmes for prosecutors, court staff and the judiciary to better understand the impacts of sexual violence on victims. http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/funding-for-sexual-violence-training-for-judges-and-legal-professionals/

Corrections launches new strategy for women offenders

........From the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse........ Corrections Minister Louise Upston has launched a new approach to managing women offen....ders. The strategy
Corrections Minister Louise Upston has launched a new approach to managing women offenders. http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/corrections-launches-new-strategy-for-women-offenders/

Select Committee reports on Family and Whānau Violence Legislation Bill

........From the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse........ The Justice and Electoral Committee has released its report on the Family and Wh............nau Violence Legislation Bill. The
The Justice and Electoral Committee has released its report on the Family and Whānau Violence Legislation Bill. The Select Committee's report recommends that the bill be passed with amendments http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/select-committee-reports-on-family-and-whnau-violence-legislation-bill/

Child protection reform bill passes into law

........From the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse........ Additional legislation from the child protection reforms has passed into law. The........nbsp........Children
Additional legislation from the child protection reforms has passed into law. http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/child-protection-reform-bill-passes-into-law/

Member's bill drawn from ballot proposes to amend Sentencing Act

........From the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse........ Labour MP Nanaia Mahuta........s member........s bill........ Sentencing ........Domestic Violence........ Amendment Bill........ was drawn from the ballot recently and will be considered by Parliament. The
Labour MP Nanaia Mahuta's member's bill, Sentencing (Domestic Violence) Amendment Bill, was drawn from the ballot recently and will be considered by Parliament. The Sentencing (Domestic Violence) Amendment Bill proposes to amend section 9 of the Senten… http://www.waves.org.nz/index.php?cID=2225

Child protection reform bill has second reading, Select Committee reports

........From the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse........ The Social Services Select Committee has reported back on the second piece of legislati....on to reform statutory child protection services. The Bill then had its second reading i
The Social Services Select Committee has reported back on the second piece of legislation to reform statutory child protection services. The Bill then had its second reading in Parliament. http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/child-protection-reform-bill-has-second-reading-select-committee-reports/

Sexual violence service development update: "sexual violence" to "sexual harm"

........From the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse........ The Ministry of Social Development........s ........MSD........ latest update on sexual violence service development includes information about service f
The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) latest update on sexual violence service development includes information about service funding, models, guidelines and tenders http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/sexual-violence-service-development-update-sexual-violence-to-sexual-harm/

Research on family violence services underway: Family and sexual violence work update

........From the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse........ The latest update from the Government........s Family and Sexual Violence Work Programme announced a research project to be undertaken
The latest update from the Government's Family and Sexual Violence Work Programme announced a research project to be undertaken on family violence services. http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/family-and-sexual-violence-work-programme-update/

Police trial video recording victim statements

........From the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse........ Police will trial using their phones to record statements from victims of family viole....nce in Counties Manukau. Victims will be able to give their statement through video rec
Police will trial using their phones to record statements from victims of family violence in Counties Manukau http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/police-trial-video-recording-victim-statements/

Consultation open on family violence before national ministerial summit

........From the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse........ The Ministerial Group on Family Violence and Sexual Violence is inviting online feedba....ck to contribute to the family violence summit being held on 7 June 2017. Justice Minis
The Ministerial Group on Family Violence and Sexual Violence is inviting online feedback to contribute to the family violence summit being held on 7 June 2017. http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/consultation-open-on-family-violence-before-national-ministerial-summit/

Government pauses on collecting individual client level data from NGOs

........From the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse........ Social Investment Minister Amy Adams and Minister for Children Anne Tolley have announ....ced the Government will not collect individual client level data
Social Investment Minister Amy Adams and Minister for Children Anne Tolley have announced the Government will not collect individual client level data (ICLD) from non-government organisations (NGOs) until a new data protection and use policy is in place. http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/government-pauses-on-collecting-individual-client-level-data-from-ngos/

MSD releases report from review of client level data privacy breach

........From the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse........ The Ministry of Social Development ........MSD........ has released the report from the independent review of the privacy breach relating to the
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has released the report from the independent review of the privacy breach relating to the collection of individual client level data (ICLD). http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/msd-releases-report-from-review-of-client-level-data-privacy-breach/

Tender for national sexual violence helpline

........From the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse........ The Government has announced that an open competitive tender process to operate the Na....tional Sexual Violence Helpline will be coming soon. The helpline will support people a
The Government has announced that an open competitive tender process to operate the National Sexual Violence Helpline will be coming soon. The helpline will support people affected by sexual violence. The free service will include access to information… http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/tender-for-national-sexual-violence-helpline/

Latest MSD sexual violence update - funding and consultation processes

........From the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse........ The latest sexual violence service development update from the Ministry of Social Deve....lopment ........MSD
The latest sexual violence service development update from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) provides information about funding continuation for current service providers, expected tenders for new services and progress on consultations. http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/latest-msd-sexual-violence-update-funding-and-consultation-processes/

Draft suicide prevention strategy released for consultation

........From the........nbsp........New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse........ Health Minister Jonathan Coleman announced that the draft suicide prevention strategy ....is available for consultation. In addition to accepting written submissions
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman announced that the draft suicide prevention strategy is available for consultation. In addition to accepting written submissions, the Ministry of Health is holding public consultation meetings around the country. Meetin… http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/draft-suicide-prevention-strategy-released-for-consultation/

"Social investment package" in Budget 2017

........From the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse........ Social Investment Minister Amy Adams has announced that Budget 2017 will include a ........321 million ........Social Investment Package.
Social Investment Minister Amy Adams has announced that Budget 2017 will include a $321 million "Social Investment Package." http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/social-investment-package-in-budget-2017/

Government introduces new Better Public Services targets

........From the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse........ The Government has announced a new set of ten ........Better Public Services........ targets. The targets include
The Government has announced a new set of ten "Better Public Services" targets. http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/government-introduces-new-better-public-services-targets/

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