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Rewrite of family justice reforms

The 2014 changes were meant to help people resolve parenting disputes without having to go to court, but have in fact led to the opposite as there’s been a huge increase in the number of urgent ‘without notice’ applications which have to be put before a Family Court judge. This may have affected you personally or in your role as nurses.

Feedback will inform the Independent Panel’s understanding of how the system is working for children, parents, guardians, family and whānau.

Please find the draft guidance at the links below in English and Te Reo Māori:

Please send feedback to by 2 November 2018.