Family and Whānau Violence Legislation Bill – Second Reading – Video 1
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Family and Whānau Violence Legislation Bill – Second Reading – Video 1


America’s Cup road stopping bill third reading call on government order of the day in number two family and far no violence legislation bill second reading I call the Honorable Mark Mitchell better speaker I’m very happy to take a call on this the family in Farnell violence they dislike and I note that someone does actually have to move a second reading normally from the government point of order the Honorable Jerry Brown lets me go I seek leave the house to progressed to the next item on the order paper while their arrangements are made for that movement to be to be made well you can see Cleve clear speaker absolutely yeah that’s right absolutely I’m putting the leave she’s sorry they leave is denied I call the Honourable papito we’re not Co I move that the family in front of violence legislation bill be now read a second time man who speaker I’ve not been part of the discussion of this particular bill but for me and for this government when we’re talking about the family and far no violence legislation bill I’m sorry to interrupt the meeting that the member point of order the Honorable Gerry Brownlee madam Speaker this seems a little bit on the messy side I wonder if you might explain to people who who could be looking on who might want to understand just what has transpired here you called the Honorable mark Mitchell after a period of silence from the government and he began his speech at which point you interrupted him it made it clear that the process was that there should be a government minister moving the second reading there that has occurred but does it naturally follow on a second reading that a government minister then has a speech was normally the chair of the Select Committee that has the speech at that point yeah and unfortunately I must have mr. Brownlee in order to have something to base it on the floor if he does actually need to be emotional so we did actually have to call on the government to move the motion and only a minister can move that motion so I did I do regret having to interrupt the Honorable mark Mitchell but we did need a motion for him to debate and his tune will certainly come speaker just to the point of order yeah I just wanted to be clear myself because I’m still learning about poverty process it would it would appear then that the motion was not initially put after that period of silence because the government didn’t know what it was doing I can’t I don’t I don’t need any further discussion on this we now have a motion on the floor the Honorable of Peto William Co is speaking to the bill at the second reading thank you madam Speaker I’m happy to make a contribution with regard to the family and far no violence legislation bill this bill is about the government’s precision on preventing and eliminating family violence in what and is one of the greatest opportunity to improve New Zealanders well-being I’m going to allow my other colleagues to tackle the specific parts of the bill yesterday I had the opportunity madam Speaker to speak at a move to faith Mountain Conference first time it was held organized by affirming works at this conference madam Speaker the Pacific communities are brought together a number of church ministers to look at what the Pacific community does about eliminating family violence and in particular looking at how do we go about eliminating sexual violence because it is the feel and the belief of all New Zealanders madam Speaker and then until we eliminate family violence eliminate sexual violence in our families and in our communities we are not going to be in a position to realize the fullest potential of this country of ours and in particular provide opportunities for the next generation to achieve greater well-being than they ever have had one of the issues madam Speaker then I been determined to race with Pacific peoples and that has been raised from time to time in my ongoing engagement with the Pacific peoples throughout New Zealand’s region is that this is an area where many are afraid to talk openly about because often it involves family members often both the offender and the victims are members of our family and for far too long madam Speaker and this is the voice certainly that is coming from our young people who often find themselves in situations where where they are disassociated from families and their communities we have one of the highest suicide rates that is nothing to brag about but it’s just hard truths that this bill madam Speaker attempts to address we often find ourselves as members of the Pacific community feeling that we disassociate ourselves when we’re talking about family violence and sexual abuse in the family because of the shame that is that comes upon when we’re talking about family members I’ve asked and will continue to ask Pacific communities throughout New Zealand to provide the leadership so there at all levels of our Pacific infrastructures and social structures to provide the leadership that is necessary to enable the next generation of Pacific peoples in New Zealand to be able to achieve their fullest potential as contributors to New Zealand’s economy at all levels I’ve found men speak that our Pacific communities have to move on from the space of feeling the c’mon as would be the word for Marty or Lamar and some more or basically just feeling a sense of shame to talk about these things but on to our communities confront these issues head-on until we recognize the harm that it causes our family members our young people in particular and our mothers our sisters our aunts until we confront these head-on until we recognize the harm that it causes we won’t we’re not in a position to be able to be receptive to the works that many many organizations are involved with at the moment namely affirming works live are the work that Basilica proud are leading these madam Speaker a point of order the Honorable dr. Nick Smith Mr Speaker we are debating the family and found our violence legislation bill and the second reading after the Justice select committee has given this bill extensive consideration the minister has spoke for almost 5 minutes without any reference to the bill or any reference to the Select Committee report on the bill and is out of order yes I look I do I do understand the point of order and I will say to the minister speaking that the second reading is a really important part of the process whereby the recommendations from the Select Committee from the work that has been done in the Senate committee are actually accepted by the house and therefore he during his speech does have to make some reference to the Select Committee and the changes they have made the recommendations they are making in order for the second reading then to accept the work that the committee has done so whilst is making comments on the wider aspects of family violence I do ask them at this stage if he would come to at least make reference to the work that the committee has done so that the house can then debate whether to accept those recommendations or not mana speaker the point I was making in making the general reference is in the Pacific communities there this is a particular issue that is of concern to me and I’ve asked in the opportunities are I’ve had to speak directly with the Pacific community that we need to take on board the thrust that this bill is now bringing forward so I make Griffins madam Speaker now through the specific amendments off this bill the supplementary order papers that will be introduced at the whole of the committee ensures that victims have enough time and protection to seek support service they need to better identify family violence offending to recognize the evolving specters of societies understanding of family violence who it affects and how the definition of family violence is being clarified and new offenses introduce a better recognition of the situation in which family violence can occur also reflected in the supplementary pour order papers and modernizing the domestic violence Act by updating structure and language men are speakers while that is important and while the work of facility committee is to be commended and certainly will guide that debate here and in the committee of the whole else in terms of protection orders applied by a child and I make reference also the programs and the prescribed services orders relating to property many of the details of this bill will go over the head of many communities I’ve made reference specifically to the Pacific community because of my own responsibilities in the portfolio that I hold I see this as a matter men speaker that I have called on Pacific communities that we have to be the authors of our own solution within the frameworks of this particular the bill and so madam Speaker I don’t want to take too much time off the house but simply to say that the statistics that this Bill’s attempts to address speak for themselves one a three Kiwi woman explained physical or sexual violence from a partner in their lifetime more than a quarter of our country’s children have witnessed family violence between 2009 and 2015 194 New Zealanders were killed as a result of family violence whilst this fill provides some of the answers ultimately madam Speaker the answers lie in our communities because it will be our communities our families our leaders at all levels who must pick up the mantle of what this bill bill produces and implements it I’m a Griffin saw so madam Speaker the difficulty of some communities particularly my own where violence and sexual abuse in the families is a thing that it’s often kept in the dark because of the shame that brings and yes we might feel confident and supporting everything that is in this bill and saying that this is going to be the solution but I want to say to the cells this is only start of the process the real solution is when minds are changed the real solution is when people recognize that there is a wrong being committed the real solution is for all of us to do our part not necessarily rely on this house and that the solutions that this house comes up with by legislation but the real solution slide when were able to change the mindset of communities that are often bound by cultural norms and will not allow them to see the darkness in the harm that are often caused so without further ado I come in this bill to the house Kota Pataki fucka at a martini martini I call the Honourable Matt Mitchell and you have the 14 minutes thank you madam Speaker

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