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Justice Committee reports on domestic violence workplace protections bill
17-May-2018
The Domestic Violence—Victims' Protection Bill is Jan Logie MP's member's bill on domestic violence workplace protections. The Bill introduced in 2016 and referred to the Justice Committee in 2017. The bill would enhance specific workplace protections for victims of domestic violence by amending five Acts.
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Why EAP is not the answer to domestic violence in the workplace
20-Apr-2018
The Ministry of Justice has become the first public sector organisation to receive the DVFREE Tick from Shine, New Zealand’s specialist domestic violence prevention charity. The certification is the second DVFREE Tick awarded in New Zealand. Ministry Chief Executive, Andrew Bridgman, has urged other public sector organisations to follow its lead. “The model we have developed with Shine has given our managers tools to deal with some of the issues faced by our people, and the systems we have put in place are already working.”
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Ministry of Justice first public sector employer with the DVFREE Tick
19-Apr-2018
Congrats to the Ministry of Justice for being the second organisation and the first public sector employer to receive Shine's DVFREE Tick for their domestic violence staff programme.
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Fonterra launches family violence support scheme
27-Nov-2017
Shine’s Holly Carrington says, “With Fonterra’s size and reach, our DVFREE programme for business has the potential to directly help thousands of Kiwis – and their children – to have safer and better lives.
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David McLean: NZ workplaces can do more to address family violence & NZHerald Focus video interview with Shine’s Holly Carrington about the DVFREE Tick
03-Oct-2017
Westpac now formally recognised as New Zealand's first Domestic Violence Free (DVFREE) employer with the DVFREE Tick
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Violent boyfriend cost Auckland woman three jobs in a year
03-Oct-2017
'..Rebecca and those like her get punished for their partners' behaviour — unfairly. Shine aims to help bosses and colleagues notice and help domestic abuse victims, through a new programme called the DVFree Tick
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Westpac leads way on family violence
03-Oct-2017
Westpac is the first organisation to earn a DVFREE Tick - an accreditation that recognises the bank's comprehensive domestic violence programme
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Westpac in NZ CSR top 3 with focus on gender equality
27-Jun-2017
Westpac was one of three winners of this year’s New Zealand Corporate Social Responsibility Awards, and was particularly strong in the area of gender equality.
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Guidelines for Policy & Procedures
available now
23-Jun-2017
Having the right policy and procedures in place to address this issue is critical - for your business, your staff, and your community.
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This bill aims to make work a safe place for victims of domestic violence
23-Jun-2017
“This is an important bill and will be very helpful for the small number of victims who do need to take advantage of that leave provision.”