Refuge supports call for release of Domestic Violence report
Women’s Refuge are supporting the call for the Government
to release a December 2013 report considering New
Zealand’s domestic violence problem.
“This report was
commissioned by the Government in urgency and the report
writers were given very little time to complete their work.
“We have been asking for this report since December,”
says Women’s Refuge spokesperson Kiri Hannifin. “Given
the speed in which this report was undertaken and the
limited consultation that occurred as a result, the on-going
delay appears disingenuous.”
“This report is one of
several reports Women’s Refuge has been attempting to
obtain from Government agencies. It is our view these
reports would give us valuable insights and information
about Domestic Violence trends in in New Zealand. We want
this information because we believe it would enable us and
other service providers to improve how we respond to and
prevent this critical
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