Posts Tagged ‘Family Court’

New Zealand Family Court fails UN review

Monday, March 15th, 2021

A United Nations (UN) women’s rights committee review found New Zealand’s Family Court is failing to address the “obstruction of justice” for domestic violence victims. The Family Court must make changes to ensure women and children are safe, the women’s rights committee says. The UN committee also says it regrets New Zealand had chosen not Read more

Catholic Social Services counsellor criticises proposed Court review

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Children will be the biggest losers in a review of the Family Court which recommends that the court’s highly successful counselling service be cut. This is despite the government framing proposed changes as ‘putting children first’. Catholic Social Services counsellor Gail Teale says it is likely couples who want to separate will bypass the court Read more

Courts do not see less family violence judge says

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Police statistics showing a drop in family violence offences don’t square with overloaded courts and the number of victims being treated at hospitals, the Principal Family Court Judge said. Judge Peter Boshier questioned police statistics which show recorded family violence offences reversed an upwards trend to drop by 3.1 per cent to 52,408 in 2010-11. Read more