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

Oct
08
Submissions
From the NZFVC: This story highlights four consultations seeking feedback on issues that have links with family violence and sexual violence. The closing dates are coming up in October and November. The consultations include opportunities to give feedback on: Draft Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm (2022/23 to 2024/25) | National Disability Survey 2023 | Vision and ideas for an Aotearoa New Zealand that is free of racism |Pacific Pay Gap
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Sep
03
Submissions
From the NZFVC: The Justice Committee is calling for public submissions on the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill. The closing date for submissions is 8 September 2021
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Aug
06
Submissions
From the NZFVC: The Productivity Commission is inviting feedback to help develop the Terms of Reference for their inquiry on disadvantage. The closing date to give feedback is 27 August 2021
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Aug
06
Submissions
From the NZFVC: The Ministry of Social Development is calling for submissions on the sixth draft report on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The closing date to make a submission is 31 August 2021
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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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