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Posted in Politics Sexual Abuse

Oregon one of 28 states that include clergy as mandatory reporters of suspected incidents of child abuse

http://bit.ly/2sZiVDP Oregon is one of roughly 28 states that include clergy members as mandatory reporters of suspected incidents of child abuse or neglect. “While clergy-penitent…

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Posted in Philosophy Politics

Respond slowly, be authentic

http://bit.ly/2qhu0Pb Basically, everyone knows what society expects of them. When you respond quickly, you default to doing what other people expect of you. When you…

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PM gives ‘timeline’ of sex assault claims

http://bit.ly/2kI0uPB “Monday was the first time I had ever seen a complainant state that they had taken a complaint of serious sexual assault to the…

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Elderly man who entered suicide pact with wife faces possible five years in jail

http://bit.ly/2TezzYx Alone, his hands clasped in his lap, the diminutive 85-year-old man sat in the back of Napier District Court on Wednesday morning as others…

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Supreme Court to hear convicted child sex offender Peter Ellis’ case

https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/heather-du-plessis-allan-drive/audio/supreme-court-to-hear-convicted-child-sex-offender-peter-ellis-case/ Convicted child sex offender Peter Ellis has been granted leave to take his nearly 30-year fight to clear his name to the Supreme Court….

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TImeline – Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care

http://bit.ly/2X6wnP4 Late 2019 Public hearings to begin Royal Commissions are reserved for the gravest issues of importance to New Zealand. It is therefore critical that…

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Myths and stereotypes regarding males and sexual abuse.

Male Survivor Aotearoa Round Two – Working with Men, by Toah Nest Societal beliefs about males being self-reliant and dominant, relatively immune to expressions of…

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Posted in Politics Science

NZ already top of SPI v GDP – need more focus on GDP

New Zealand’s task isn’t so easy as the obvious policy wins have been taken. Being at the top edge of the policy window is both…

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2012 Welfare Reforms first introduced the notion of a social investment approach

Treasury’s Living Standards Framework upon which the Government is placing so much emphasis has been in development since 2011, and the 2012 Welfare Reforms first…

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Posted in Politics Sexual Abuse

Another $12m will be spent on improving outcomes for male survivors of sexual harm – but caution remains

ANALYSIS: The announcement that $131 million will be spent on helping sexual violence survivors has stunned the sector, but some are happier than others and the…

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