Month: December 2011

Yep – happens to dads as well

The Age (Aust) 7 Dec 2011 Postnatal depression in men could cause emotional and behavioural problems in their children, according to an Australian study that experts say shows fathers need to be checked for the condition. The study of more…

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Hospitals despair at alcohol toll

Dominion Post 7 Dec 2011 Alcohol abuse is saddling the health system with “entirely avoidable costs” and causing despair among staff who pick up the pieces, Wellington’s health sector leaders say. In an open letter to The Dominion Post, 14 of…

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Progress in child abuse laws

Stuff.co.nz 7 Dec 2011 Child advocates are hailing new laws giving sweeping powers to prosecute all those turning a blind eye to assaults on the very young. The Crimes Amendment Act (No3) becomes law on March 19 and will allow…

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Families Are Not a Token Gesture

Media Release 5 Nov 2011 Family First NZ says that the Families Commission should either be strengthened and fine-tuned to produce research and advocacy which reflects the concerns of families, or it should be totally scrapped along with the Children’s…

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