Family and Whānau Violence Legislation Bill – First Reading – Video 3

Family and Whānau Violence Legislation Bill – First Reading – Video 3

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and we community the bill to the house Thank You mr. speaker thank you Sarah dairy Thank You mr. Speaker I rise in support of the family family Inferno violence legislation bill I rise in support of its principles and the movement to get on top of this insidious issue that is rife with a new zealand i rise in support of the Honorable Amy Adams who with a group of other ministers in this government has spearheaded this cause who has spearheaded extensive consultation with NGOs and people in the sector I myself ran a family violence legislation review workshop invercargill and I thank the participants for showing up to that workshop and participating and putting in submissions into this process to help bring about this reform and this is a reform that is long overdue with respect to our 20 year old domestic violence laws as the Honorable Amy Adams says it is legislation it is the platform for us to springboard to hold perpetrators to account to put victims and survivors of domestic violence at the heart of bail conditions and the heart of this issue and to wrap around services so that perpetrators get the help that they need to form appropriate behaviors moving forward but also to support the victims and survivors and their children to empower them to make the right decisions and to put in place measures to support them to move forward in live happy and free lives so that they can to reach their potential so as we’ve heard from the minister domestic violence is absolutely rife in New Zealand 110,000 call outs and 2015 and of that seventy-six percent of intimate partner violence related deaths we were perpetrated by min so this piece of legislation creates a platform as I’ve said to hold perpetrators to account in and doing so creates a new offense of strangulation there is also a new offense and via of coercion to merit to marry and of course assault on a family member going right to the heart of this issue that any type of violence toward a family member is unacceptable and will not be tolerated we’re making it easier to apply for petit protection orders and again we want to make sure that the appropriate NGOs and wraparound services are provided to victims and survivors of this intergenerational crime that must be got on top of here in New Zealand so with that Mr Speaker I look forward to the Select Committee process I know that the justice and a literal Cilic committee is quite united on this issue and making change for the better for New Zealand citizens and I can mean the spill to the house just send her on to thank you mr.

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