Minors (Court Consent to Relationships) Legislation Bill – Third Reading – Video 3
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Minors (Court Consent to Relationships) Legislation Bill – Third Reading – Video 3


charged with confirming and carrying
tout will of Cabinet such charged with confirming and carrying
tout will of Cabinet such as charged with confirming and carrying
tout will of Cabinet such as tout will of Cabinet such as
publishing the gazette tout will of Cabinet such as
publishing the gazette notice publishing the gazette notice and
sending out publishing the gazette notice and
sending out publishing the gazette notice and
sending out the appointment letter. sending out the appointment letter.
Kia sending out the appointment letter.
Kia Ora. sending out the appointment letter.
Kia Ora. The sending out the appointment letter.
Kia Ora. The Hon Maggie Barry. sending out the appointment letter.
Kia Ora. The Hon Maggie Barry. I Kia Ora. The Hon Maggie Barry. I
rise Kia Ora. The Hon Maggie Barry. I
rise Kia Ora. The Hon Maggie Barry. I
rise with enormous pleasure Kia Ora. The Hon Maggie Barry. I
rise with enormous pleasure rise with enormous pleasure to speak
with rise with enormous pleasure to speak
with rise with enormous pleasure to speak
with my rise with enormous pleasure to speak
with my friend rise with enormous pleasure to speak
with my friend and rise with enormous pleasure to speak
with my friend and rise with enormous pleasure to speak
with my friend and colleague with my friend and colleague Joanne
Hayes’ bill, the with my friend and colleague Joanne
Hayes’ bill, the Hayes’ bill, the Minors (Court
Consent Hayes’ bill, the Minors (Court
Consent Consent to Relationships)
Legislation Bill Consent to Relationships)
Legislation Bill Consent to Relationships)
Legislation Bill at its third Legislation Bill at its third
reading. Legislation Bill at its third
reading. I will echo many Legislation Bill at its third
reading. I will echo many of reading. I will echo many of the
sentiments already expressed reading. I will echo many of the
sentiments already expressed sentiments already expressed and
still no doubt sentiments already expressed and
still no doubt sentiments already expressed and
still no doubt still to be expressed sentiments already expressed and
still no doubt still to be expressed still no doubt still to be expressed still no doubt still to be expressed still no doubt still to be expressed still no doubt still to be expressed been a long time coming, I
acknowledge been a long time coming, I
acknowledge our friend been a long time coming, I
acknowledge our friend and acknowledge our friend and former
colleague acknowledge our friend and former
colleague that acknowledge our friend and former
colleague that is in acknowledge our friend and former
colleague that is in acknowledge our friend and former
colleague that is in the House acknowledge our friend and former
colleague that is in the House colleague that is in the House
today, Jackie Blue, colleague that is in the House
today, Jackie Blue, today, Jackie Blue, somebody who
has, as today, Jackie Blue, somebody who
has, as today, Jackie Blue, somebody who
has, as we have heard, today, Jackie Blue, somebody who
has, as we have heard, today, Jackie Blue, somebody who
has, as we have heard, the gestation today, Jackie Blue, somebody who
has, as we have heard, the gestation has, as we have heard, the gestation
of this has, as we have heard, the gestation
of this bill has, as we have heard, the gestation has, as we have heard, the gestation was in Jackie. I won’t carry on the
gynaecological was in Jackie. I won’t carry on the
gynaecological reference was in Jackie. I won’t carry on the
gynaecological reference too was in Jackie. I won’t carry on the
gynaecological reference too far. I was in Jackie. I won’t carry on the
gynaecological reference too far. I gynaecological reference too far. I
think gynaecological reference too far. I
think without your gynaecological reference too far. I
think without your gynaecological reference too far. I
think without your willingness gynaecological reference too far. I
think without your willingness to think without your willingness to
embrace, Jackie, something think without your willingness to
embrace, Jackie, something embrace, Jackie, something that was
very, embrace, Jackie, something that was
very, at embrace, Jackie, something that was
very, at the embrace, Jackie, something that was
very, at the very, at the time, considered pretty
unnecessary very, at the time, considered pretty
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this country, wasn’t something that we felt in
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much o a concern here, but it was. I much o a concern here, but it was. I
also commend much o a concern here, but it was. I
also commend also commend Shakti’s Priyanca
Radhakrishnan, who also commend Shakti’s Priyanca
Radhakrishnan, who also commend Shakti’s Priyanca
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the Radhakrishnan, who was working at
the time, and Radhakrishnan, who was working at
the time, and Radhakrishnan, who was working at
the time, and was doing Radhakrishnan, who was working at
the time, and was doing the time, and was doing work behind
the scenes the time, and was doing work behind
the scenes as the time, and was doing work behind
the scenes as well since she became the time, and was doing work behind
the scenes as well since she became the scenes as well since she became
a Member of Parliament the scenes as well since she became
a Member of Parliament to a Member of Parliament to really
highlight the a Member of Parliament to really
highlight the a Member of Parliament to really
highlight the necessity for this highlight the necessity for this
bill. highlight the necessity for this
bill. And to highlight the necessity for this
bill. And to highlight the necessity for this highlight the necessity for this and determination are two of the
qualities and determination are two of the
qualities I think spring and determination are two of the
qualities I think spring and determination are two of the
qualities I think spring to qualities I think spring to mind
around qualities I think spring to mind
around this around this piece of legislation.
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passed the bill When Jackie left parliament she
passed the bill to When Jackie left parliament she
passed the bill to me. It When Jackie left parliament she
passed the bill to me. It passed the bill to me. It remained
in the passed the bill to me. It remained
in the ballot passed the bill to me. It remained
in the ballot and then it passed the bill to me. It remained
in the ballot and then it in the ballot and then it was drawn.
Then I moved in the ballot and then it was drawn.
Then I moved in the ballot and then it was drawn.
Then I moved on to be in the ballot and then it was drawn.
Then I moved on to be in the ballot and then it was drawn.
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handed Then I moved on to be a minister and
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handed it through. Jo Then I moved on to be a minister and
handed it through. Jo handed it through. Jo has she herded
it through handed it through. Jo has she herded
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it through in a very it through in a very skillful and
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collaborative way it through in a very skillful and
collaborative way and as with it through in a very skillful and
collaborative way and as with collaborative way and as with the
former collaborative way and as with the
former collaborative way and as with the
former speaker, Louisa Wall, collaborative way and as with the
former speaker, Louisa Wall, collaborative way and as with the
former speaker, Louisa Wall, I would collaborative way and as with the
former speaker, Louisa Wall, I would former speaker, Louisa Wall, I would
like to spend her former speaker, Louisa Wall, I would
like to spend her former speaker, Louisa Wall, I would
like to spend her on her former speaker, Louisa Wall, I would
like to spend her on her former speaker, Louisa Wall, I would
like to spend her on her fact former speaker, Louisa Wall, I would
like to spend her on her fact talky former speaker, Louisa Wall, I would
like to spend her on her fact talky like to spend her on her fact talky
and like to spend her on her fact talky
and the like to spend her on her fact talky this is a bill that could not have
passed this is a bill that could not have
passed without the this is a bill that could not have
passed without the passed without the support of many
in passed without the support of many
in the passed without the support of many
in the House and the understanding passed without the support of many
in the House and the understanding in the House and the understanding
of why in the House and the understanding
of why in the House and the understanding
of why it was necessary. in the House and the understanding
of why it was necessary. Louisa in the House and the understanding
of why it was necessary. Louisa Wall in the House and the understanding
of why it was necessary. Louisa Wall of why it was necessary. Louisa Wall
detailed brutal of why it was necessary. Louisa Wall
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internationally that are detailed brutal practices
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to internationally that are harrowing
to listen internationally that are harrowing
to listen to, internationally that are harrowing
to listen to, horrifying to listen to, horrifying to happen
to to listen to, horrifying to happen
to to listen to, horrifying to happen
to a young person to listen to, horrifying to happen
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extraordinairery to us in New to a young person and
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day should be something that is a day to
day reality for some should be something that is a day to
day reality for some should be something that is a day to
day reality for some people should be something that is a day to
day reality for some people in our should be something that is a day to
day reality for some people in our day reality for some people in our
ethnic communities day reality for some people in our
ethnic communities in ethnic communities in particular.
When we ethnic communities in particular.
When we ethnic communities in particular.
When we come to the ethnic communities in particular.
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how many When we come to the numbers as to
how many When we come to the numbers as to
how many might be affected, it When we come to the numbers as to
how many might be affected, it how many might be affected, it is
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hard to say. It could how many might be affected, it is
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hard to say. It could be up to how many might be affected, it is
hard to say. It could be up to 30 how many might be affected, it is
hard to say. It could be up to 30 hard to say. It could be up to 30
young hard to say. It could be up to 30
young people a year. hard to say. It could be up to 30
young people a year. One hard to say. It could be up to 30
young people a year. One is bad. It hard to say. It could be up to 30
young people a year. One is bad. It young people a year. One is bad. It
is important to young people a year. One is bad. It
is important to is important to understand that this
is is important to understand that this
is is important to understand that this
is a very focused is important to understand that this
is a very focused is important to understand that this
is a very focused and specific is important to understand that this
is a very focused and specific is a very focused and specific bill
that is a very focused and specific bill
that relates is a very focused and specific bill
that relates to really difficult is a very focused and specific bill
that relates to really difficult that relates to really difficult
cases. that relates to really difficult
cases. It that relates to really difficult
cases. It that relates to really difficult
cases. It is important also that relates to really difficult
cases. It is important also cases. It is important also to
recognition it cases. It is important also to
recognition it cases. It is important also to
recognition it has cases. It is important also to
recognition it has been through cases. It is important also to
recognition it has been through recognition it has been through many
incarnations or recognition it has been through many
incarnations or incarnations or iterations and once
we incarnations or iterations and once
we got incarnations or iterations and once
we got the bill to a incarnations or iterations and once
we got the bill to a stage we got the bill to a stage where it
was we got the bill to a stage where it
was we got the bill to a stage where it
was drafted, there have we got the bill to a stage where it
was drafted, there have was drafted, there have been other
law was drafted, there have been other
law was drafted, there have been other
law changes was drafted, there have been other
law changes that needed and law changes that needed and
necessitated law changes that needed and
necessitated us to change law changes that needed and
necessitated us to change ore necessitated us to change ore
aspects of other necessitated us to change ore
aspects of other necessitated us to change ore
aspects of other acts. That necessitated us to change ore
aspects of other acts. That is aspects of other acts. That is why
this bill proposes aspects of other acts. That is why
this bill proposes this bill proposes changes to the
marriages this bill proposes changes to the
marriages this bill proposes changes to the
marriages Act this bill proposes changes to the
marriages Act of this bill proposes changes to the
marriages Act of 1955 and the this bill proposes changes to the
marriages Act of 1955 and the marriages Act of 1955 and the Care
of Children Act marriages Act of 1955 and the Care
of Children Act of Children Act 2004. Because it
needs of Children Act 2004. Because it
needs of Children Act 2004. Because it
needs to ensure of Children Act 2004. Because it
needs to ensure needs to ensure that all minors
wishing needs to ensure that all minors
wishing to needs to ensure that all minors
wishing to marry are doing needs to ensure that all minors
wishing to marry are doing so wishing to marry are doing so with
the acceptance of wishing to marry are doing so with
the acceptance of wishing to marry are doing so with
the acceptance of the court and wishing to marry are doing so with
the acceptance of the court and the acceptance of the court and with
equal the acceptance of the court and with
equal the acceptance of the court and with
equal consent from both the acceptance of the court and with
equal consent from both parties. equal consent from both parties. It
has equal consent from both parties. It
has equal consent from both parties. It
has been approach and that is why it needed
to approach and that is why it needed
to become an approach and that is why it needed
to become an approach and that is why it needed
to become an omnibus bill approach and that is why it needed
to become an omnibus bill and approach and that is why it needed
to become an omnibus bill and Jo has approach and that is why it needed
to become an omnibus bill and Jo has to become an omnibus bill and Jo has
many to become an omnibus bill and Jo has
many times, to become an omnibus bill and Jo has
many times, on many to become an omnibus bill and Jo has
many times, on many many times, on many occasions,
talked to many times, on many occasions,
talked to many times, on many occasions,
talked to us about many times, on many occasions,
talked to us about the many times, on many occasions, many times, on many occasions, happens the frustrations of needing
to happens the frustrations of needing
to guide this happens the frustrations of needing
to guide this happens the frustrations of needing
to guide this bill through happens the frustrations of needing
to guide this bill through happens the frustrations of needing
to guide this bill through choppy to guide this bill through choppy
wares to guide this bill through choppy
wares to guide this bill through choppy
wares because unexpected to guide this bill through choppy
wares because unexpected obstacles, wares because unexpected obstacles,
not of wares because unexpected obstacles,
not of wares because unexpected obstacles,
not of a lasting variety but wares because unexpected obstacles,
not of a lasting variety but wares because unexpected obstacles,
not of a lasting variety but of not of a lasting variety but of the
kind to prove not of a lasting variety but of the
kind to prove not of a lasting variety but of the
kind to prove a hiccup and not of a lasting variety but of the
kind to prove a hiccup and kind to prove a hiccup and to delay
it. When I kind to prove a hiccup and to delay
it. When I kind to prove a hiccup and to delay
it. When I said at the start this kind to prove a hiccup and to delay
it. When I said at the start this it. When I said at the start this
bill has been a it. When I said at the start this
bill has been a it. When I said at the start this
bill has been a long time coming I bill has been a long time coming I
meant bill has been a long time coming I
meant in it bill has been a long time coming I
meant in it bill has been a long time coming I
meant in it a heart felt way bill has been a long time coming I
meant in it a heart felt way because meant in it a heart felt way because
it has gone through meant in it a heart felt way because
it has gone through a meant in it a heart felt way because
it has gone through a lot of hands meant in it a heart felt way because
it has gone through a lot of hands it has gone through a lot of hands
and considerations it has gone through a lot of hands
and considerations and it has gone through a lot of hands
and considerations and a lot of it has gone through a lot of hands
and considerations and a lot of and considerations and a lot of
legal refinements to get to and considerations and a lot of
legal refinements to get to legal refinements to get to it the
state it legal refinements to get to it the
state it is legal refinements to get to it the
state it is in today. I think legal refinements to get to it the
state it is in today. I think it state it is in today. I think it is
in a very state it is in today. I think it is
in a very good state it is in today. I think it is
in a very good state. I think that in a very good state. I think that
this in a very good state. I think that in a very good state. I think that in a very good state. I think that in a very good state. I think that young person to marry, it now has to
come young person to marry, it now has to
come with recognition young person to marry, it now has to
come with recognition young person to marry, it now has to
come with recognition and a penalty, come with recognition and a penalty,
a come with recognition and a penalty,
a maximum come with recognition and a penalty,
a maximum of a maximum of five years
imprisonment. a maximum of five years
imprisonment. a maximum of five years
imprisonment. This bill will close a maximum of five years
imprisonment. This bill will close imprisonment. This bill will close
that potential gap in imprisonment. This bill will close
that potential gap in imprisonment. This bill will close
that potential gap in the laws imprisonment. This bill will close
that potential gap in the laws that potential gap in the laws
against forced Mahans by that potential gap in the laws
against forced Mahans by that potential gap in the laws
against forced Mahans by stopping against forced Mahans by stopping
someone against forced Mahans by stopping
someone being threatened against forced Mahans by stopping
someone being threatened someone being threatened or
intimidated someone being threatened or
intimidated intimidated into marrying. There are
a intimidated into marrying. There are
a intimidated into marrying. There are
a lot of intimidated into marrying. There are
a lot of intimidated into marrying. There are
a lot of examples of this intimidated into marrying. There are
a lot of examples of this a lot of examples of this occurring.
I a lot of examples of this occurring.
I a lot of examples of this occurring.
I think the civil union a lot of examples of this occurring.
I think the civil union I think the civil union factor as
well was I think the civil union factor as
well was I think the civil union factor as
well was something that I think the civil union factor as
well was something that I think the civil union factor as
well was something that we needed to I think the civil union factor as
well was something that we needed to well was something that we needed to
come to terms with well was something that we needed to
come to terms with well was something that we needed to
come to terms with because since the well was something that we needed to
come to terms with because since the come to terms with because since the
bill was come to terms with because since the
bill was come to terms with because since the
bill was first conceived and come to terms with because since the
bill was first conceived and bill was first conceived and written
up, that was bill was first conceived and written
up, that was bill was first conceived and written
up, that was a piece bill was first conceived and written
up, that was a piece bill was first conceived and written
up, that was a piece of legislation bill was first conceived and written
up, that was a piece of legislation up, that was a piece of legislation
that warranted an up, that was a piece of legislation
that warranted an alteration. up, that was a piece of legislation
that warranted an alteration. It up, that was a piece of legislation
that warranted an alteration. It that warranted an alteration. It was
robustly discussed that warranted an alteration. It was
robustly discussed robustly discussed at the select
committee and robustly discussed at the select
committee and committee and I commend all the
people committee and I commend all the
people committee and I commend all the
people that have been part committee and I commend all the
people that have been part committee and I commend all the
people that have been part of that people that have been part of that
discussion, people that have been part of that
discussion, that people that have been part of that
discussion, that wider people that have been part of that
discussion, that wider discussion, discussion, that wider discussion,
to discussion, that wider discussion,
to get it into discussion, that wider discussion,
to get it into discussion, that wider discussion,
to get it into a state that discussion, that wider discussion,
to get it into a state that is to get it into a state that is
really fit for to get it into a state that is
really fit for purpose. to get it into a state that is
really fit for purpose. Involving to get it into a state that is
really fit for purpose. Involving really fit for purpose. Involving
the Family Court really fit for purpose. Involving
the Family Court really fit for purpose. Involving
the Family Court in an really fit for purpose. Involving
the Family Court in an the Family Court in an application
being the Family Court in an application
being the Family Court in an application
being considered through the Family Court in an application
being considered through being considered through that
process is a being considered through that
process is a being considered through that
process is a very important thing. process is a very important thing.
Hearing process is a very important thing.
Hearing from process is a very important thing.
Hearing from the Hearing from the applicant, either
the Hearing from the applicant, either
the Hearing from the applicant, either
the 16 Hearing from the applicant, either Hearing from the applicant, either Hearing from the applicant, either Hearing from the applicant, either their parents,s a far as is
practicable. their parents,s a far as is
practicable. There their parents,s a far as is
practicable. There their parents,s a far as is
practicable. There are practicable. There are obviously
occasions practicable. There are obviously
occasions practicable. There are obviously
occasions where coercion practicable. There are obviously
occasions where coercion practicable. There are obviously
occasions where coercion and occasions where coercion and
tensions occasions where coercion and
tensions between tensions between family members
could tensions between family members
could tensions between family members
could result in that tensions between family members
could result in that tensions between family members
could result in that not being the tensions between family members
could result in that not being the could result in that not being the
ideal environment for could result in that not being the
ideal environment for could result in that not being the
ideal environment for all cases, could result in that not being the
ideal environment for all cases, ideal environment for all cases, but
it ideal environment for all cases, but
it ideal environment for all cases, but
it is ultimately a ideal environment for all cases, but
it is ultimately a it is ultimately a place where
decisions are made it is ultimately a place where
decisions are made it is ultimately a place where
decisions are made and I think there decisions are made and I think there
is decisions are made and I think there
is a level of decisions are made and I think there
is a level of protection decisions are made and I think there
is a level of protection that decisions are made and I think there
is a level of protection that is a level of protection that end is
very is a level of protection that end is
very is a level of protection that end is
very desirable where these already is a level of protection that end is
very desirable where these already very desirable where these already
vulnerable and at very desirable where these already
vulnerable and at very desirable where these already
vulnerable and at risk people. The very desirable where these already
vulnerable and at risk people. The vulnerable and at risk people. The
bill vulnerable and at risk people. The
bill also amend vulnerable and at risk people. The
bill also amend vulnerable and at risk people. The
bill also amend section bill also amend section 46(3) of the
Care of bill also amend section 46(3) of the
Care of bill also amend section 46(3) of the
Care of Children Act which is again bill also amend section 46(3) of the
Care of Children Act which is again Care of Children Act which is again
where a child has to Care of Children Act which is again
where a child has to where a child has to seek the review
of where a child has to seek the review
of where a child has to seek the review
of their appearance where a child has to seek the review
of their appearance where a child has to seek the review
of their appearance or guardian’s of their appearance or guardian’s
decision of their appearance or guardian’s
decision or their of their appearance or guardian’s
decision or their of their appearance or guardian’s
decision or their refusal decision or their refusal to give
consent decision or their refusal to give
consent decision or their refusal to give
consent because it decision or their refusal to give
consent because it decision or their refusal to give decision or their refusal to give not apply to consent for a civil
union not apply to consent for a civil
union or entry not apply to consent for a civil
union or entry not apply to consent for a civil
union or entry into de facto not apply to consent for a civil
union or entry into de facto union or entry into de facto
relationships. I don’t want union or entry into de facto
relationships. I don’t want relationships. I don’t want to get
too relationships. I don’t want to get
too bogged relationships. I don’t want to get
too bogged down in the technicals. relationships. I don’t want to get
too bogged down in the technicals. too bogged down in the technicals.
They are too bogged down in the technicals.
They are too bogged down in the technicals.
They are a necessary evil, too bogged down in the technicals.
They are a necessary evil, They are a necessary evil, not
exactly They are a necessary evil, not
exactly They are a necessary evil, not
exactly evil but they They are a necessary evil, not
exactly evil but they exactly evil but they needed to be
carefully exactly evil but they needed to be
carefully exactly evil but they needed to be
carefully thought through in exactly evil but they needed to be
carefully thought through in carefully thought through in order
for this bill to carefully thought through in order
for this bill to carefully thought through in order
for this bill to reach carefully thought through in order
for this bill to reach the for this bill to reach the people
who it for this bill to reach the people
who it for this bill to reach the people
who it needs to reach. I for this bill to reach the people
who it needs to reach. I for this bill to reach the people
who it needs to reach. I think who it needs to reach. I think
having who it needs to reach. I think
having a judge involved in who it needs to reach. I think
having a judge involved in having a judge involved in a very
important thing. having a judge involved in a very
important thing. having a judge involved in a very
important thing. The having a judge involved in a very
important thing. The amendments important thing. The amendments
include important thing. The amendments
include what matters in important thing. The amendments
include what matters in a include what matters in a Family
Court include what matters in a Family
Court include what matters in a Family
Court judges’ perspective. That include what matters in a Family
Court judges’ perspective. That Court judges’ perspective. That
judge, Court judges’ perspective. That
judge, who is Court judges’ perspective. That
judge, who is not Court judges’ perspective. That
judge, who is not unaccustomed to Court judges’ perspective. That
judge, who is not unaccustomed to judge, who is not unaccustomed to a
variety judge, who is not unaccustomed to a
variety of judge, who is not unaccustomed to a
variety of difficult and judge, who is not unaccustomed to a
variety of difficult and complex variety of difficult and complex
cases variety of difficult and complex
cases variety of difficult and complex
cases needs to variety of difficult and complex
cases needs to variety of difficult and complex
cases needs to be satisfied variety of difficult and complex
cases needs to be satisfied cases needs to be satisfied about
when cases needs to be satisfied about
when cases needs to be satisfied about
when considering an cases needs to be satisfied about
when considering an when considering an application,
including when considering an application,
including being when considering an application,
including being free when considering an application,
including being free from including being free from undue
influence including being free from undue
influence including being free from undue
influence or coercion and including being free from undue
influence or coercion and including being free from undue
influence or coercion and these are including being free from undue
influence or coercion and these are influence or coercion and these are
quite influence or coercion and these are
quite subtle influence or coercion and these are
quite subtle influence or coercion and these are
quite subtle difficult influence or coercion and these are
quite subtle difficult things quite subtle difficult things
sometimes quite subtle difficult things
sometimes quite subtle difficult things
sometimes to understand, and to quite subtle difficult things
sometimes to understand, and to sometimes to understand, and to
pressure I sometimes to understand, and to
pressure I sometimes to understand, and to sometimes to understand, and to sometimes to understand, and to sometimes to understand, and to very pleased that people of
intellectual very pleased that people of
intellectual very pleased that people of
intellectual rigor and high very pleased that people of
intellectual rigor and high level intellectual rigor and high level
expertise will be intellectual rigor and high level
expertise will be expertise will be involved in this.
The expertise will be involved in this.
The judge expertise will be involved in this.
The judge needs to expertise will be involved in this.
The judge needs to expertise will be involved in this.
The judge needs to consider many The judge needs to consider many
things, The judge needs to consider many
things, the age, maturity and The judge needs to consider many
things, the age, maturity and things, the age, maturity and the
views of the things, the age, maturity and the
views of the views of the individual and the
views of views of the individual and the
views of views of the individual and the
views of the parents as well. views of the individual and the
views of the parents as well. views of the parents as well. I
would Mac there could views of the parents as well. I
would Mac there could would Mac there could be quite a lot
of would Mac there could be quite a lot
of would Mac there could be quite a lot
of other information would Mac there could be quite a lot
of other information would Mac there could be quite a lot
of other information that sometimes would Mac there could be quite a lot
of other information that sometimes of other information that sometimes
might be of other information that sometimes
might be brought of other information that sometimes
might be brought to bear of other information that sometimes
might be brought to bear might be brought to bear and a
judge, might be brought to bear and a
judge, might be brought to bear and a
judge, I think, is the might be brought to bear and a
judge, I think, is the judge, I think, is the appropriate
person so judge, I think, is the appropriate
person so person so that some circumstances
are person so that some circumstances
are person so that some circumstances
are not given undue person so that some circumstances
are not given undue person so that some circumstances
are not given undue weight, that person so that some circumstances
are not given undue weight, that are not given undue weight, that it
is very are not given undue weight, that it
is very are not given undue weight, that it
is very carefully calibrated are not given undue weight, that it
is very carefully calibrated and is very carefully calibrated and
considered on balance. is very carefully calibrated and
considered on balance. is very carefully calibrated and
considered on balance. I think is very carefully calibrated and
considered on balance. I think considered on balance. I think the
cultural report considered on balance. I think the
cultural report considered on balance. I think the
cultural report is another considered on balance. I think the
cultural report is another cultural report is another very
important part cultural report is another very
important part cultural report is another very
important part of this. cultural report is another very
important part of this. There important part of this. There are
very important part of this. There are
very many important part of this. There are
very many ethnic groups that are important part of this. There are
very many ethnic groups that are in very many ethnic groups that are in
New very many ethnic groups that are in
New Zealand very many ethnic groups that are in
New Zealand and communities very many ethnic groups that are in
New Zealand and communities New Zealand and communities that
adhere, New Zealand and communities that
adhere, New Zealand and communities that
adhere, and rightly so, to New Zealand and communities that
adhere, and rightly so, to adhere, and rightly so, to the
traditions from adhere, and rightly so, to the
traditions from adhere, and rightly so, to the
traditions from their adhere, and rightly so, to the
traditions from their countries traditions from their countries of
origin. So it traditions from their countries of
origin. So it traditions from their countries of
origin. So it is important that traditions from their countries of
origin. So it is important that origin. So it is important that in
the origin. So it is important that in
the origin. So it is important that in
the context origin. So it is important that in
the context of origin. So it is important that in
the context of their origin. So it is important that in
the context of their cultural origin. So it is important that in
the context of their cultural the context of their cultural
acceptable patterns and the context of their cultural
acceptable patterns and acceptable patterns and behaviours,
as well as acceptable patterns and behaviours,
as well as acceptable patterns and behaviours,
as well as within the law, acceptable patterns and behaviours,
as well as within the law, acceptable patterns and behaviours,
as well as within the law, that as well as within the law, that
these as well as within the law, that
these balances are understood. as well as within the law, that
these balances are understood. these balances are understood. A
cultural these balances are understood. A
cultural these balances are understood. A
cultural report, which would cover these balances are understood. A
cultural report, which would cover cultural report, which would cover
aspect cultural report, which would cover
aspect of the cultural report, which would cover
aspect of the cultural report, which would cover
aspect of the applicants cultural cultural report, which would cover
aspect of the applicants cultural aspect of the applicants cultural
background, including aspect of the applicants cultural
background, including background, including religious
practices, would be background, including religious
practices, would be practices, would be taken into
account. practices, would be taken into
account. I practices, would be taken into
account. I think legal practices, would be taken into
account. I think legal account. I think legal
representation is another tricky account. I think legal
representation is another tricky representation is another tricky
area. The court representation is another tricky
area. The court representation is another tricky
area. The court will have representation is another tricky
area. The court will have area. The court will have the
article to area. The court will have the
article to area. The court will have the
article to appoint legal area. The court will have the
article to appoint legal article to appoint legal
representation to article to appoint legal
representation to article to appoint legal
representation to assist representation to assist the
application representation to assist the
application and, representation to assist the
application and, representation to assist the
application and, again, representation to assist the
application and, again, if a representation to assist the
application and, again, if a application and, again, if a lonely,
isolated application and, again, if a lonely,
isolated application and, again, if a lonely,
isolated young person has no application and, again, if a lonely,
isolated young person has no application and, again, if a lonely,
isolated young person has no clear isolated young person has no clear
direction or, isolated young person has no clear
direction or, in isolated young person has no clear
direction or, in fact, a coercion isolated young person has no clear
direction or, in fact, a coercion direction or, in fact, a coercion
effect from direction or, in fact, a coercion
effect from direction or, in fact, a coercion
effect from their parent, who do direction or, in fact, a coercion
effect from their parent, who do effect from their parent, who do effect from their parent, who do effect from their parent, who do effect from their parent, who do guides who will give them proper
advice guides who will give them proper
advice and I guides who will give them proper
advice and I advice and I think legal
representation and advice and I think legal
representation and payment representation and payment for it
would representation and payment for it
would representation and payment for it
would be, of course, representation and payment for it
would be, of course, representation and payment for it
would be, of course, out of the representation and payment for it
would be, of course, out of the would be, of course, out of the
reach of a would be, of course, out of the
reach of a would be, of course, out of the
reach of a young person who would be, of course, out of the
reach of a young person who reach of a young person who feels in
a reach of a young person who feels in
a dangerous reach of a young person who feels in
a dangerous situation. So reach of a young person who feels in
a dangerous situation. So a dangerous situation. So I think
that a dangerous situation. So I think
that a dangerous situation. So I think
that that is a dangerous situation. So I think
that that is a dangerous situation. So I think
that that is another layer which that that is another layer which
enables that that is another layer which
enables this to occur in that that is another layer which
enables this to occur in that that is another layer which
enables this to occur in a enables this to occur in a way that
is enables this to occur in a way that
is meaningful enables this to occur in a way that
is meaningful for the enables this to occur in a way that
is meaningful for the enables this to occur in a way that
is meaningful for the young person enables this to occur in a way that
is meaningful for the young person Obviously the age is an important
element Obviously the age is an important
element of this Obviously the age is an important
element of this Obviously the age is an important
element of this and once Obviously the age is an important
element of this and once element of this and once a young
person element of this and once a young
person element of this and once a young
person reaches that element of this and once a young
person reaches that element of this and once a young
person reaches that age of 18, then, person reaches that age of 18, then,
you person reaches that age of 18, then,
you know, there person reaches that age of 18, then,
you know, there are you know, there are different
decisions and you know, there are different
decisions and you know, there are different
decisions and choices that can be you know, there are different
decisions and choices that can be decisions and choices that can be
made. But in so decisions and choices that can be
made. But in so decisions and choices that can be
made. But in so far as that they decisions and choices that can be
made. But in so far as that they made. But in so far as that they are
young and are made. But in so far as that they are
young and are young and are being coerced, there
is young and are being coerced, there
is young and are being coerced, there
is a need to young and are being coerced, there
is a need to young and are being coerced, there
is a need to move quickly. I think young and are being coerced, there
is a need to move quickly. I think is a need to move quickly. I think
that that has also is a need to move quickly. I think
that that has also is a need to move quickly. I think
that that has also been part is a need to move quickly. I think
that that has also been part is a need to move quickly. I think
that that has also been part of that that has also been part of our
considerations in that that has also been part of our
considerations in that that has also been part of our
considerations in putting together a that that has also been part of our
considerations in putting together a considerations in putting together a
view and I think considerations in putting together a
view and I think considerations in putting together a
view and I think that when considerations in putting together a
view and I think that when it considerations in putting together a
view and I think that when it comes considerations in putting together a
view and I think that when it comes view and I think that when it comes
to civil union, view and I think that when it comes
to civil union, to civil union, this was not
something to civil union, this was not
something to civil union, this was not
something that we to civil union, this was not
something that we to civil union, this was not
something that we thought something that we thought would
impact something that we thought would
impact enormously, something that we thought would
impact enormously, given something that we thought would
impact enormously, given impact enormously, given the
cultural background of impact enormously, given the
cultural background of impact enormously, given the
cultural background of many of these impact enormously, given the
cultural background of many of these cultural background of many of these
forced Mahans and child cultural background of many of these
forced Mahans and child brides forced Mahans and child brides in
the past, forced Mahans and child brides in
the past, forced Mahans and child brides in
the past, but it forced Mahans and child brides in
the past, but it forced Mahans and child brides in
the past, but it is the past, but it is an important
consideration the past, but it is an important
consideration the past, but it is an important
consideration given the changes the past, but it is an important
consideration given the changes in consideration given the changes in
our laws. This consideration given the changes in
our laws. This consideration given the changes in
our laws. This is a piece consideration given the changes in
our laws. This is a piece consideration given the changes in
our laws. This is a piece of our laws. This is a piece of
legislation our laws. This is a piece of
legislation that needs to our laws. This is a piece of
legislation that needs to be legislation that needs to be fit for
future legislation that needs to be fit for
future purpose. legislation that needs to be fit for
future purpose. We do not want to legislation that needs to be fit for
future purpose. We do not want to future purpose. We do not want to
have to bring this back future purpose. We do not want to
have to bring this back have to bring this back to the back
in have to bring this back to the back
in a have to bring this back to the back
in a year or two or have to bring this back to the back
in a year or two or in a year or two or three. This is
in in a year or two or three. This is
in in a year or two or three. This is
in a in a year or two or three. This is
in a state in a year or two or three. This is
in a state of in a year or two or three. This is
in a state of readiness in a year or two or three. This is
in a state of readiness to in a state of readiness to be of use
to in a state of readiness to be of use
to in a state of readiness to be of use
to young people in a state of readiness to be of use
to young people to young people undergoing
potentially a to young people undergoing
potentially a to young people undergoing
potentially a forced marriage or to young people undergoing
potentially a forced marriage or potentially a forced marriage or
coercion. As a country potentially a forced marriage or
coercion. As a country New coercion. As a country New Zealand
wants to be coercion. As a country New Zealand
wants to be coercion. As a country New Zealand
wants to be part of coercion. As a country New Zealand
wants to be part of coercion. As a country New Zealand
wants to be part of a world that coercion. As a country New Zealand
wants to be part of a world that wants to be part of a world that
eliminates this sort of wants to be part of a world that
eliminates this sort of eliminates this sort of practice. It
should eliminates this sort of practice. It
should eliminates this sort of practice. It
should not eliminates this sort of practice. It
should not be happening anywhere in should not be happening anywhere in
the should not be happening anywhere in
the world and in a should not be happening anywhere in
the world and in a year should not be happening anywhere in
the world and in a year where should not be happening anywhere in
the world and in a year where we the world and in a year where we are
celebrating 125 years the world and in a year where we are
celebrating 125 years the world and in a year where we are
celebrating 125 years of women’s the world and in a year where we are
celebrating 125 years of women’s celebrating 125 years of women’s
suffrage in celebrating 125 years of women’s
suffrage in celebrating 125 years of women’s celebrating 125 years of women’s won’t say gave women the vote,
because won’t say gave women the vote,
because it was too won’t say gave women the vote,
because it was too because it was too hard fought for
to because it was too hard fought for
to because it was too hard fought for
to be given or because it was too hard fought for
to be given or gifted because it was too hard fought for
to be given or gifted but this was because it was too hard fought for
to be given or gifted but this was to be given or gifted but this was a
country to be given or gifted but this was a
country to be given or gifted but this was a
country that allowed it. In to be given or gifted but this was a
country that allowed it. In to be given or gifted but this was a
country that allowed it. In our country that allowed it. In our
125th year of country that allowed it. In our
125th year of 125th year of commemorating that
major 125th year of commemorating that
major 125th year of commemorating that
major achievement on 125th year of commemorating that
major achievement on the major achievement on the
international stage, major achievement on the
international stage, major achievement on the
international stage, if international stage, if you like,
this international stage, if you like,
this is international stage, if you like,
this is a time international stage, if you like,
this is a time international stage, if you like,
this is a time that this international stage, if you like,
this is a time that this international stage, if you like,
this is a time that this bill is international stage, if you like,
this is a time that this bill is this is a time that this bill is
appropriate to pass. So, this is a time that this bill is
appropriate to pass. So, this is a time that this bill is
appropriate to pass. So, I this is a time that this bill is
appropriate to pass. So, I feel appropriate to pass. So, I feel that
it’s appropriate to pass. So, I feel that
it’s appropriate to pass. So, I feel that
it’s time has come. appropriate to pass. So, I feel that
it’s time has come. I it’s time has come. I commend Joanne
Hayes. I it’s time has come. I commend Joanne
Hayes. I it’s time has come. I commend Joanne
Hayes. I commend it’s time has come. I commend Joanne
Hayes. I commend Jackie blue and it’s time has come. I commend Joanne
Hayes. I commend Jackie blue and Hayes. I commend Jackie blue and
others who Hayes. I commend Jackie blue and
others who Hayes. I commend Jackie blue and
others who have helped and Hayes. I commend Jackie blue and
others who have helped and nurtured others who have helped and nurtured
this bill through others who have helped and nurtured
this bill through others who have helped and nurtured
this bill through about others who have helped and nurtured
this bill through about a period now or more. Therefore I
commend period now or more. Therefore I
commend this bill without his period now or more. Therefore I
commend this bill without his commend this bill without his take
to the House. commend this bill without his take
to the House. commend this bill without his take
to the House. Thank you. commend this bill without his take
to the House. Thank you. I commend this bill without his take
to the House. Thank you. I call commend this bill without his take
to the House. Thank you. I call to the House. Thank you. I call to the House. Thank you. I call absolutely delighted to take a call
tonight absolutely delighted to take a call
tonight and talk absolutely delighted to take a call
tonight and talk absolutely delighted to take a call
tonight and talk on this bill. absolutely delighted to take a call
tonight and talk on this bill. absolutely delighted to take a call
tonight and talk on this bill. I absolutely delighted to take a call
tonight and talk on this bill. I tonight and talk on this bill. I
haven’t tonight and talk on this bill. I
haven’t been tonight and talk on this bill. I
haven’t been on tonight and talk on this bill. I
haven’t been on the justice select tonight and talk on this bill. I
haven’t been on the justice select haven’t been on the justice select
committee, so I feel haven’t been on the justice select
committee, so I feel haven’t been on the justice select
committee, so I feel really committee, so I feel really
privileged to have committee, so I feel really
privileged to have committee, so I feel really
privileged to have the opportunity committee, so I feel really
privileged to have the opportunity privileged to have the opportunity
to talk privileged to have the opportunity
to talk privileged to have the opportunity
to talk tonight privileged to have the opportunity
to talk tonight on the Minors (Court to talk tonight on the Minors (Court
Consent to talk tonight on the Minors (Court
Consent to Relationships) to talk tonight on the Minors (Court
Consent to Relationships) Consent to Relationships)
Legislation Bill.

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