Domestic Violence Amendment Act 2008 Commencement Order 2009

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Domestic Violence Amendment Act 2008 Commencement Order 2009

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 6th day of April 2009

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 2 of the Domestic Violence Amendment Act 2008, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.

Order

1 Title
  • This order is the Domestic Violence Amendment Act 2008 Commencement Order 2009.

2 Commencement of certain provisions of Domestic Violence Amendment Act 2008

Michael Webster,
for Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order brings into force, on 18 May 2009, certain provisions of the Domestic Violence Amendment Act 2008 so that the Domestic Violence Act 1995 (the principal Act) is amended to—

  • set out the powers of a Registrar on receipt of a notice under section 39 (notice of absence from programme) or section 41 (programme provider may request variation of direction) of the principal Act; and

  • permit accredited news media reporters to be present at the hearing of any proceedings under the principal Act; and

  • provide that sections 11B to 11D of the Family Courts Act 1980 apply to the publication of a report of any proceedings under the principal Act in any court.

This order does not bring into force sections 4, 5, 6, and 14 of the Domestic Violence Amendment Act 2008 (which provide for supervised contact, imposed as a special condition of a protection order, to occur under the supervision of an approved provider).


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 9 April 2009.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Justice.