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1 Dec 2006

Provision for such an intervention does not exist in the Family Court jurisdiction in New Zealand and this is an innovative model of child-inclusive mediation. This report helps to build an understanding of how children and their parents experience involvement in such an intervention.

Document type: Report
Size: 138.19 KB
1 Nov 2006

This study of 40 New Zealand mothers explored their ideas, beliefs and values around the roles of mothers, parents and formal childcare in meeting the care needs of children, and how that relates to decisions about labour force participation for mothers. The study also provides information...

Document type: Report
Size: 319.66 KB
1 Nov 2006

Parenthood and migration are both major life events which, while stressful, can be mediated effectively with appropriate support. International research indicates that parenting in a new country without support, networks or access to information creates additional stressors.

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Document type: Report
Size: 248.82 KB
1 Oct 2006

This submission opposed the Principles of the Treaty of Waitangi Deletion Bill which aimed to remove from all statutes and regulations all references to the the principles of the Treaty.

The Families Commission opposed the Bill because it had the potential to negatively...

Document type: Submission
Size: 128.37 KB
1 Oct 2006

The Families Commission Statement of Intent states that the “adjustment and settlement of refugee and migrant families” is one of the key issues facing New Zealand in the next five years (Families Commission 2005:15). The aim of this report is to document the experiences of new migrant...

Document type: Report
Size: 285.23 KB
1 Sep 2006

This submission supported the Bill which would allow mothers in prisons to keep their babies with them longer, but suggested that it be amended.

This submission supported the Bill which would allow greater involvement of mothers in prisons with their babies, but...

Document type: Submission
Size: 54.79 KB
1 Sep 2006

This research sought to discover the capabilities of whānau to adapt to their circumstances and maintain their wellbeing when one or more of its members lived with a disability. The whānau has traditionally been seen as the primary social and economic unit for Māori. However, recent...

Document type: Report
Size: 216.21 KB
1 Aug 2006

This report presents the results of a national survey of New Zealanders’ relationships. The survey was conducted for Relationship Services, in order to provide them with information about how New Zealanders viewed their relationships, the satisfying and challenging aspects of those...

Document type: Report
Size: 241.26 KB
1 Aug 2006

This report explores the findings of a study on the views and experiences of parents and staff involved in three supervised contact centres – Oamaru, Invercargill and Dunedin – in the southern region of New Zealand, carried out in late 2005.

The study was funded jointly...

Document type: Report
Size: 288.88 KB
1 Jul 2006

This submission recommended changes to the Act so that immigration decisions should take more account of the interests of families and children.

These changes included that the grounds for appeal against an immigration decision be that it was not in the best interests of...

Document type: Submission
Size: 75.96 KB
Last update: 24 Aug 2017