NZ to question women about DV when they go to hospital

The NZ government has outlined plans to tackle domestic violence by ensuring that when women attend public hospitals they must be questioned about domestic violence. Part of the focus is to ask if the woman is pregnant. For the full story, click here. Stephen Page, Harrington Family Lawyers, Brisbane spage@harringtonfamilylawyers.com 61(7) 3221 9544

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NZ to question women about DV when they go to hospital

The NZ government has outlined plans to tackle domestic violence by ensuring that when women attend public hospitals they must be questioned about domestic violence. Part of the focus is to ask if the woman is pregnant.

For the full story, click here.

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