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Report Two - Family Court Survey Report

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June 2017 - The Backbone Collective releases its first survey on the Family Court following its finding in its Foundation Report released April 2017. The findings showed that women respondents wanted the focus of the subsequent survey to be on the Family Court.

This report entitled 'Out of the Frying Pan And Into The Fire: Women's Experiences Of The New Zealand Family Court' outlines the finding of Backbone's first survey on the Family Court released in April 2017.