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Backbone: Open Letter to Prime Minister

Monday, 17 June 2019, 8:33 pm | The Backbone Collective

Open Letter to Prime Minister, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern Re: Urgent need for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into New Zealand Family Court and Oranga Tamariki We are writing on behalf of the women and children of New Zealand in in particular the 1600 current ... More >>

Domestic violence survivors deliver petition to parliament

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 9:34 am | The Backbone Collective

A petition started by members of The Backbone Collective, calling on Government to uphold the United Nations recommendation that there be a Royal commission of Inquiry into the New Zealand Family Court will be presented to parliament on Tuesday, 27th ... More >>

Report 5 - seen and not heard - lawyer for child

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 11:19 am | The Backbone Collective

3 May 2018 - The Backbone Collective's fifth report releases more findings from its third survey - this time by placing New Zealand's Lawyer For Child service under the microscope. More >>

Damning report on Family Court complaints and appeals

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 5:19 pm | The Backbone Collective

When Backbone released its first Watchdog report ‘All Eyes on the Family Court’ in April 2017, we outlined issues that women had told Backbone they experienced in the Family Court including that the Family Court was closed and secretive, lacked ... More >>

Failures in Family Court - NZ's worst kept secret

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 2:36 pm | The Backbone Collective

Failures in NZ Family Court – New Zealand’s worst kept secret Everyone is ignoring the elephant in the room For years those in power have known about the problems in the Family Court but have done nothing Today the NZ public have seen and heard stories ... More >>

Uplifts ordered by Family Court traumatise children

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 1:48 pm | The Backbone Collective

Uplifts ordered by Family Court traumatise children Family Court uplift orders hurt hundreds of children each year Royal Commission of Inquiry urgently needed to uncover what is going in the Family Court Backbone Collective launched 5 months ago to give ... More >>

Women needing a safety net that is not there says Backbone

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 1:57 pm | The Backbone Collective

Backbone Collective launched nearly 4 months ago to give women who have experienced violence and abuse a safe way to say how the system responded to them when they reached out for help. There are currently nearly 900 women members and over 100 supporters ... More >>

First Family Court Survey report

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 11:24 am | The Backbone Collective

The Backbone Collective was established three months ago and is voluntarily staffed by Deborah Mackenzie and Ruth Herbert. It is an independent body taking action to change NZ’s alarming violence-against-women statistics (domestic and sexual violence ... More >>

Family Court - Backbone's response to Judge Ryan's statement

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 10:15 am | The Backbone Collective

The Backbone Collective co-founders are surprised and alarmed by Judge Ryan's public statement in response to their recent report on the Family Court. More >>

The Family Court is failing women and children - new report

Friday, 7 April 2017, 10:58 am | The Backbone Collective

The Backbone Collective was established one month ago by Deborah Mackenzie, Ruth Herbert and Tania Domett. It is an independent body taking action to change NZ’s alarming violence-against-women statistics (domestic and sexual violence and abuse ... More >>

Family Violence Summit 'Empty Gesture' Ahead of Election

Friday, 24 March 2017, 11:44 am | The Backbone Collective

The Backbone Collective says the Government’s Family Violence Summit adds insult to injury as it fails to recognise the voices of women and children who have already been critically failed by the system. More >>

 

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