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The Government will introduce law changes later this year to ensure that the justice system, in prosecuting sexual violence cases, does no more harm to victims and survivors.
New family violence laws will increase the safety of victims and their families, create effective interventions for people who use violence, and ensure every branch of the justice system is responding in a joined-up, appropriate way to the problem of family violence.
From 1 July, family violence agencies and social services practitioners will be able to share information to better respond to family violence.
Ministerial Diary May 2019
The Wellbeing Budget will continue the Government’s drive to make New Zealand into the best place in the world to be a child, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
Ministerial Diary October 2017 to December 2018
Breaking the cycle of family and sexual violence and better supporting survivors is a major feature of the Wellbeing Budget, with the Government delivering the largest ever investment in family and sexual violence and support services.
Ministerial Diary - April 2019
Ministerial Diary March 2019
Speech to the Auckland Branch of the NZ Law Society, 25 March 2019
In the lead up to International Women’s Day, the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, Hon Iain Lees-Galloway, and the Parliamentary Under-Secretary on Domestic and Sexual Violence, Jan Logie MP, met with business leaders today to talk about the importance of workplace responses to family violence ahead of the Domestic Violence Victims’ Protection Act taking effect on 1 April.
Speech to Hāpaitia te Oranga Tangata: Safe and Effective Justice Victim's Workshop, Wellington.
Ministerial Diary February 2019
Ministerial Diary January 2019
The Ministry of Justice has released a summary of feedback on draft guidance for information sharing under new family violence legislation.
The Māori advisory group to the Government’s joint venture on family violence and sexual violence began their work today at their first meeting in Wellington.
Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister of Justice (Domestic and Sexual Violence Issues) Jan Logie today launched a new website to provide information about justice processes to survivors of sexual violence and their advocates.
The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor has delivered a report on preventing family violence and reducing incarceration rates today.
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Domestic and Sexual Violence issues) Jan Logie has spoken in support of White Ribbon’s campaign launch in Auckland today and calls on all men to do their part to end family violence and sexual violence in New Zealand.
The Family Violence Bill and the Family Violence (Amendments) Bill have both passed their third readings in Parliament and will become law.
For the first time, chief executives from across the public service will be taking collective responsibility to end family and sexual violence in New Zealand.
Speech to Māori Women's Welfare League conference, Gisborne, 28 September 2018
Minister of Justice Andrew Little has today announced amendments to the Family and Whānau Violence Bill, designed to strengthen the legislative foundations of the family violence system.
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