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Spike in number of CYF notifications

Spike in number of CYF notifications
Wellington, June 23 NZPA - Child Youth and Family are getting far more notifications of children needing help but Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says that the spike is due to better reporting.

MP backs smacking review following criticism

MP backs smacking review following criticism
Wellington, May 24 NZPA - The Prime Minister says he has confidence in the findings of a three-person review of smacking legislation presented to him last year, following criticism by a group at the centre of the review.

National Slams Goff's Call On Chief Exec Salaries

National Slams Goff's Call On Chief Exec Salaries
Wellington, Jan 29 NZPA - Cutting the salaries of public service chief executives would create a domino effect for other public servants, State Services Minister Tony Ryall says.

PM Describes Labour's Public Service Bosses' Pay Idea As Dumb

PM Describes Labour's Public Service Bosses' Pay Idea As Dumb
Wellington, Jan 29 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key has described as "dumb and hypocritical" a suggestion by Labour leader Phil Goff that public service chief executives' salaries should be capped.

Children's Commissioner Rejects Child Abuse Campaign

By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Dec 16 NZPA - A campaign focused on preventing child abuse is not the way to go, Children's Commissioner John Angus said today, in sharp contrast to his predecessor's position.

Victims' Funds Diverted To Maori Family Violence Campaign

By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Dec 16 NZPA - Money to pay for a new Maori family violence campaign would be funded out of a budget originally tagged to ensure victims in courts got the help they needed.

Lobby Group Has Been Misled, Latta Says

Lobby Group Has Been Misled, Latta Says
Wellington, Dec 8 NZPA - Lobby group Family First is often not given the full story when it champions parents it feels have been prosecuted for minor child discipline offences, psychologist Nigel Latta says.

No Change To Smacking Ban, Govt Says

Wellington, Dec 8 NZPA - The Government isn't going to change child discipline laws and Prime Minister John Key is reassuring parents they won't be prosecuted for a light smack.

No Evidence Of Parents Being Persecuted Due To Smacking

Wellington, Dec 7 NZPA - A review of how the anti-smacking legislation is working has found no evidence that police and welfare staff have responded inappropriately or out of proportion to concerns about child safety.

No Evidence Of Parents Being Persecuted Due To Smacking

Wellington, Dec 7 NZPA - A review of how the anti-smacking legislation is working has found no evidence that police and welfare staff have been responding inappropriately or out proportion to concerns about child safety.

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