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

Jul
30
Submissions
From the NZFVC: The Government is reviewing adoption laws. The review involves public engagement about how adoption laws could change to meet the values and needs of Aotearoa New Zealand in 2021 and beyond. The closing date to give feedback is 31 August 2021
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Jul
23
Submissions
From MSD: The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (the Children’s Convention) is a document that gives children and young people rights. Every five years, New Zealand reports to the United Nations about what they are doing to make sure children’s rights are met. As part of the reporting process, the Government releases draft reports for public consultation. Our next report to the United Nations is due on 15 October 2021. Now we want to hear your opinion on what the Government has talked about in the Report and whether it accurately shows our progress under the Children’s Convention since 2016
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Jul
23
Submissions
From the Productivity Commission: The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to prepare the Terms of Reference for a new inquiry into the drivers of persistent disadvantage within people’s lifetimes and across generations. The Commission is encouraging public input to help develop the Terms of Reference. This is an opportunity for anyone with expertise or an interest in reducing persistent disadvantage to answer the survey questions or make a submission by 27 August 2021
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Jul
23
Submissions
From the NZFVC: The Government is running two separate consultations on two related work programmes. The first consultation is focused on strengthening social cohesion. The second consultation is focused on proposals addressing incitement of hatred and discrimination - sometimes called hate speech
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Jul
08
Submissions
From the NZFVC: The government is asking for feedback on the development of the Government Policy Statement on Housing and Urban Development
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Jun
18
Submissions
Beehive Press Release: New Zealand’s 66-year-old adoption laws are being reviewed, with public engagement beginning today. Justice Minister Kris Faafoi said the Government is seeking views on options for change to our adoption laws and system
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