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Justice Committee reports on domestic violence workplace protections bill

The Domestic Violence—Victims' Protection Bill is Jan Logie MP's member's bill on domestic violence workplace protections. The Bill was 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. The Justice Committee reviewed Jan Logie's Supplementary Order Paper and had more than 100 submissions. The Labour Party members of the committee support the bill with proposed amendments - outlined in the Justice Committee Final Report. However, the National Party MPs have withdrawn their support for the bill.

Shine agrees with The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions: "..it shouldn’t be left to luck that people experiencing domestic violence will have a safe workplace that supports them to stay employed. We need a minimum legal protection for all survivors to hold on to the lifeline that their work can provide."

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