Minors (Court Consent to Relationships) Legislation Bill – Committee Stage – taken as one debate -..

Minors (Court Consent to Relationships) Legislation Bill – Committee Stage – taken as one debate -..

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members before the break we were considering the marriage court consent to marriage of minors amendment well we had Priyanka Radhakrishnan hid the call she had 4 minutes and 39 seconds remaining I call Ana Gila Colonel Walter has three sleeky tonight I met him chair it’s a it’s a privilege to stand and speak on the minors court consent relationship amendment bill I first of all I just want to congratulate all New Zealanders who are currently enjoy being in a relationship where there was a defect over marriage and you’ve lasted the distance on your first go I want to acknowledge you and say thank you on that as a person who’s armed who’s had to had a few goals a couple of goals at it I’m really admire admire your longevity madam chair I want to acknowledge the member Joe Hayes for her due diligence in this very important very important bill about our children but not only that the Lea her leadership in the Commonwealth woman parliamentarian that she coaches with the member ellisa wall and it has been an honor for me to attend the Select Committee hearing to support tautoko that our the voices of the Commonwealth women parliamentarian at the Select Committee also want to acknowledge the due diligence of the Select Committee the chair Raymond Howe and all the members for their due diligence and providing us with this report that we now refer to I I want to speak on part I want to refer to this the amendments to the Marriage Act 1955 at 63 years now at 63 years now and it’s two years to go before the marriage it gets the the super so it is about time that we relook at it and I want to acknowledge that the whole of Parliament support us support us and that we can we can as a group come together because the children this is all about our children this is all about our children and protecting making sure that they are provided with the support to make the right decision so I mind mixing then so I might talk about it that it is about I might talk make G store fun or laughter about it but I think I think it’s important to know that in a relationship there is the tough times and there’s the happy times so I referred to a section the section where the the judge may may obtain our cultural report I refer to it is there many eyes of the test of love the judge is now when a – under under 18 16 and 17 decides they’re going to to make this commitment the judge there are many eyes one is they apply to the register two are for license the register VIN rocks didn’t go over I’m going to put this before the judge the judge Dean looks they don’t say okay I’m going to make sure that I am provider with all the relevant information because this is an important that this decision for this young person note that when the person is been married they’re no longer considered a young person or yeah they’re considered an adult in physically they may we still are call other 16 year olds young person but they became they take on the Aral status and not what to state that judge then want to consider any cultural implications and then their cultural implications they ask and may seek to obtain a cultural report and in that cultural report may the judge may also require the minor the young person to have legal advice have legal representation so that’s where I refer to the many eyes of love but I just want to ask the Honourable member in my question in thus debaters this is the family court system in my experience in the family court system is there is a clerk it does take a long time to keep things through so I just want to ask the question and how long is this process whether I missed it in the reading of the of the bill but how long is this process going to take because it definitely is as a mother of five children and a grandmother of six children I would like this robust care to be provided to my teenage 16 year and 17 year old to ensure that they’ve made the right decision but I also want the decision to be made with an inn within the 18 years that they’re so if you can answer that how long is the process going to take and whether we will at the end how we will add value to the life of these young people and I want to end my contribution and commending this country and echoing their Prime Minister that this is definitely the place to grow up to the best place to bring up children I call the Honourable Andrew little I think you made a chance to take a call on this the marriage

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