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Report Three - “Don’t Tell Me Your Problems” The Family Court Complaints And Appeals Landscape

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Sept 2017 - Backbone releases its second report based on findings from its Family Court Survey released in June.

This report is entitled 'Don't Tell Me Your Problems': The Family Court Complaints & Appeals Landscape.

Backbone produced this report as there is currently no clear information available to women and children who have experienced violence and abuse and who want to complain about or appeal matters pertaining to the New Zealand Family Court.