5 Aug 2015

Proposed tough new domestic violence laws

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 5 August 2015

The laws on domestic violence are in for an overhaul with the Justice Minister saying something has to be done about New Zealand's horrific rate of abuse. In a discussion document released this morning the Justice Minister Amy Adams has outlined a raft of possible law changes. They include opening up privacy laws specifying that safety concerns trump privacy concerns, lowering the threshold for the likes of doctors to report concerns and police telling someone their new partner has a history of violence. Justice Minister Amy Adams and Jane Drumm is the executive director of domestic abuse charity, Shine.

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