Family and Whānau Violence Legislation Bill – First Reading – Video 10

Family and Whānau Violence Legislation Bill – First Reading – Video 10

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New Zealand I call what Stuart Nash five minutes it’s Mr Speaker John Clark wrote one of my all-time favorite songs and it starts out at the dawn of the day in the Great Southern Ocean when the world’s biggest fish was being landed and we all know the chorus it goes on to say we don’t know how lucky we are mate we don’t know how lucky we are but the thing mr. speaker is for around about 525,000 Kiwis they would listen to this song and go where is this paradise that Fred daggers talking about for 525,000 Kiwis domestic violence as a as a very real part of their lives of their community they they don’t see the wonderful country the fantastic image that we sell ourselves to the world because for them they are living with violence day in day out the tragedy mr. speaker is that only about twenty percent of domestic violence is actually reported to the police and it’s still around a hundred and ten thousand call-outs to the police on a about three or four months ago I went to the police watch station on a Monday morning and what the police did is they had the three major districts for in the Hawke’s Bay they had Hastings they had Napier and they had World War and the headlights on each of these areas and they said these are the domestic violence call out we had over the weekend and I said what per month or you know whatever they said no no just on the Saturday and just on the Sunday you’re kidding me you know I don’t think many new zealand is obviously 500,000 jiangsu but i don’t think many New Zealanders we live in the the sanctity of a nice warm dry home and go to work etc understand the epidemic that is domestic violence in this country you know the police attend 279 calls each day or about on average about one every five and a half minutes for domestic violence children are present and eighty percent of all domestic violence and the number of MPs have talked about the damage this does to the nation’s children mr. speaker about 20 about 32 Kiwis murdered every single year 13 woman 10 men and nine children are murdered you know this is a really serious problem and when we’re supporting this bill I must say that I think that’s you know will the family found out violence legislation we are supporting this but there are a number of things in the bill that I have real concerns about let me tell you one thing mr. speaker in 2015 there were 4624 proceedings against people that had breached a protection order that was up by nearly twenty percent three years earlier 4600 these are court-ordered protection orders that are supposed to keep Kiwi safe when they are in a violent relationship we need the teeth here mr. speaker there’s an organization and nape you’re called of they run programs that give basically men strategies for dealing with their anger as opposed to smacking their woman or their kids they give them stratagene how to deal with us they are really concerned that with the msds new directive that they must give every that does must provide all information MSD that a whole number of men won’t self-medicate and come along and end up with these strategies so while this is good and you know that put some measures in place we cannot forget that there are a whole lot of agencies or other measures that we need to do mr. mr. speaker the national government has announced is going to be 880 new police now the police actually said they wanted 1165 but in the 818 new police the minister has said that what she wants to see is a ten percent decrease in the best murders as a result domestic bonds it’s only three murders a year we need to resource the police in a way that allows them to deal with us because this is a real issue let’s not weakness under the carpet let’s not think it’s just someone else’s problem because it’s not mr. speaker domestic violence is at I think epidemic proportions in our communities we need to deal with this we need to fund the agencies in a way that allows them to provide the interventions we need to ensure that the police have the resources to protect people with protection orders and protect our community this is a start mr. speaker this is a start but it’s not enough we need to do a whole lot more and what I would like to see the minister do is commit to the next stage which is really resourcing the police and the community organizations that will make a difference of members time has expired i call maureen period thank you

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