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MOJ - Family Violence Review

Family Violence Review

The Government is reviewing laws relating to family violence.

Among proposals in the consultation document Better family violence law: are:

  • giving better guidance in law about family violence and the expectations about how government will respond;
  • giving more visibility in law to the population groups affected by family violence;
  • creating an additional pathway for victims, perpetrators and whānau who seek help to stop violence escalating, without having to go to court;
  • improving protection orders, including how applications are funded; and
  • creating a new framework of family violence offences supporting improvements to the whole of government response to family violence.

NZNO members’ experience and expertise in this area would be useful, particularly the potential of these proposals to affect health and health equity, and what factors need to be considered  to ensure the best outcomes.

Feedback Due: Please send comments to by September 4th 2015.