Month: October 2011

No surprises here…

Armed in the classroom Herald on Sunday 9 Oct 2011 Teachers are trying to fathom why an increasing number of kids, some as young as 5, bring weapons to school. Teachers are allowed to search children for weapons and drugs,…

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No track kept of lost kids – CYF

Sunday Star Times 9 Oct 2011 Child, Youth and Family is under fire for not knowing how many of our most vulnerable children go missing under their watch. A Sunday Star-Times request for statistics on numerous child abuse issues –…

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Apparently we don’t need it, men

More unbelievable social engineering from Australia A transexual can be legally recognised as a man without a penis, according to the High Court. The court yesterday delivered a landmark judgment allowing the appeal of two transsexuals who wanted to change…

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Lack of sleep is bringing down new mums

Herald Sun (Aust) 7 Oct 2011 New mothers who get less than six hours’ sleep a night face an increased risk of postnatal depression. Strong links between sleep deprivation and depressive symptoms in new mothers were found in a review…

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Ministers in bid to block brothels

Ashburton Guardian 7 Oct 2011 An Ashburton bylaw that allows small-scale brothels in residential areas may be changed next year.A request from the Ashburton Ministers’ Association to the Ashburton District Council could see a loophole in its district plan changed…

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Parliamentary committee finds CYF complaints procedure lacking

National Radio 3 October 2011 A parliamentary committte is recommending a more independent panel to hear complaints against Child Youth and Family and closer monitoring of how those investigations are managed. LISTEN: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/2499384/parliamentary-committee-finds-cyf-complaints-procedure-lacking.asx

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Oz sex workers get help to give up

Here’s a great approach from Victoria, Australia – as reported in The Age Rita could never explain the large gap on her resume when she applied for jobs. She’d say she was a stay-at-home mother. But she’d really spent her…

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