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Family Court senior registrars shelved

Family Court senior registrars shelved
by Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, June 17 NZPA - A Labour government proposal for senior registrars to preside over Family Courts to take the pressure off judges has been dumped because it is too expensive, MPs were told today.

Alert System For Abusive Mothers Recommended

Alert System For Abusive Mothers Recommended
Wellington, March 3 NZPA - The Government is to consider tracking abusive mothers throughout their lives -- one of several recommendations in a new report out today.

Domestic Violence Moves Judge `Near To Tears'

Wellington, June 28 NZPA - Principal Family Court Judge Peter Boshier says he is moved "sometimes nearly to tears" by the level of domestic violence in cases he hears. "We're a very violent society in New Zealand and I don't know why," he said today on TV One's Q&A programme.

Support For On-The-Spot Protection Orders

Support For On-The-Spot Protection Orders
Wellington, April 9 NZPA - A bill giving police the power to issue on-the-spot protection orders to victims of domestic violence has the support of the country's top family court judge.

Families Commission Cancels Contentious Summit

Families Commission Cancels Contentious Summit
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Dec 10 NZPA - The Families Commission has accepted the political reality of having a new minister and scrapped plans for a $200,000 conference.

Families Commission Cancels Contentious Summit

Families Commission Cancels Contentious Summit
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Dec 9 NZPA - The Families Commission and its new minister, Paula Bennett, have got off to a bad start after she discovered plans for a $200,000 conference in a briefing paper.

Minister Cool On Families Commission Plans For $200k Summit

Minister Cool On Families Commission Plans For $200k Summit
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Dec 9 NZPA - The Families Commission and its new minister, Paula Bennett, have got off to a bad start after she discovered plans for a $200,000 conference in a briefing paper.

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