Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Commission welcomes support of Domestic Violence Bill

Commission welcomes unanimous support of Domestic Violence Victims Protection Bill

8 March 2017: The Human Rights Commission has welcomed news that a Members Bill seeking to improve legal protections for victims of domestic violence will get the consultation it deserves, after passing it’s first reading.

Green MP Jan Logie’s Domestic Violence Victims Protection Bill, which seeks to create a system where businesses can better support victims of family violence, was unanimously supported in Parliament and will now go through the Select Committee public submission process.

Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue says this is a fantastic step for an important piece of proposed legislation.

“It is not often that a members’ bill gets the support of all parties at first reading. I am truly proud of Parliament’s unanimous acknowledgement that the public, along with business, should have their say on this very important bill,” Dr Blue says.

“Allowing the bill to advance through to Select Committee will mean a robust and thoughtful conversation can take place about the bill’s merits and where adjustments can be made to ensure it is workable for all kiwi businesses – big or small.

“Workplaces have a huge role to play in addressing this issue and there are already a number of businesses who have put active family violence policies in place to do that. This bill has the potential to enable all New Zealand workplaces to offer their staff this much-needed support.

“The Commission looks forward to making a submission in due course and being part of crafting this important piece of legislation,” Dr Blue says.

The Human Rights Commission has recently released a video asking businesses to implement their own family violence policy. This can be viewed here: www.hrc.co.nz/familyviolencepolicy
Human Rights Commission :: Family Violence Policy

www.hrc.co.nz


ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Policy Resurgence, And Alex Chilton

For much of this year, almost all the diversity in politics has been down at the retail end, where apparent differences reside in the tone, and in details. Up at the wholesale end – in the economic settings that drive the engine of politics – the story has been of convergence, exemplified by Labour and the Greens signing up to the Budget Responsibility Rules...

However, and only three months out from the election, there is finally some genuine good news. Twice this week, Labour has released policy that has well and truly gotten up the nose of the sort of lobby groups that it has spent most of 2017 trying to cultivate. More>>

 

Right In The Thiels: Just 12 Days In NZ Before Citizenship

DIA have received advice from the Ombudsman that a detail originally redacted from the citizenship file of Peter Thiel released in January for privacy reasons should be made available by 27 July. More>>

ALSO:

Domestic Violence And Teachers: Members’ Bills Ballot

The ballot was held, and resulted in the following bills being drawn:
54 Sentencing (Domestic Violence) Amendment Bill - Hon Nanaia Mahuta
16 Education (Teaching Council of Aotearoa) Amendment Bill - Chris Hipkins More>>

ALSO:

Legislation: Point England Housing Bill Passed

The passage of the Point England Development Enabling Bill through Parliament this evening will benefit Auckland with additional housing, help resolve Ngāti Paoa’s Treaty claim and improve the local environment and recreation facilities, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. More>>

ALSO:

Cyberducation: Digital Curriculum Launch And Funding Package

Consultation on new digital technologies content for the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, the Māori-medium Curriculum, was launched today by Education Minister Nikki Kaye. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Press Conference: Red Socks And Secret Tapes

Prime Minister Bill English began his post-cabinet press conference by explaining how well the National Party's annual conference went. He also mentioned today's announcement of changes to the EQC disaster insurance legislation and wished Emirates Team New Zealand well in the America's Cup. More>>

Max Rashbrooke: On How To Make Government More Open

International surveys, while often complimentary, have also pinpointed major weaknesses: political donations are badly regulated, for instance, and appointments to government boards frequently go to those with strong political connections. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog