Tag Archives: Child abuse

94 Child deaths – “diversity” isn’t working

Eight years – 94 child abuse deaths.  These were the numbers reported this week at the inquest into the violent death of three year old Moko in 2015. Family “diversity” isn’t working. Little official attention will be paid to the … Continue reading

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Family values cheaper than “social investment”

The PM would find investing in family values a lot cheaper than his much vaunted “social investment” approach. A values approach would also be more effective. Today another $321 million was budgeted for “investment” into programmes to help pick up … Continue reading

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Marriage – evidence that demands support

Public policy should be evidence based. The evidence backs marriage. As an institution it produces significantly better outcomes than other relationship forms. This is so across the board including lower rates of child abuse and neglect, less domestic violence, and … Continue reading

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Where was Moko’s dad?

The court has reached its verdict. The marchers have gone home. The politicians and media have done their usual hypocritical hand-wringing. But the question remains – where was Moko’s dad? A father is supposed to be there to protect his … Continue reading

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No impact on domestic violence – it’s not OK

“We have really had no impact, despite spending hundreds of millions of dollars on programmes, on the incidence of domestic violence in New Zealand…. Really no impact at all.” So declared Finance Minister the Hon Bill English last week (Stuff). … Continue reading

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Devoy pushes the invisible Christmas

Last week Dame Susan Devoy joined the movement to make Christmas invisible. The Auckland Migrant Service was just being “inclusive” she said, in excluding Christmas from its year-end function invitation. This week in the NZ Herald she was back-pedalling fast, … Continue reading

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Why is the Prime Minister a social liberal ?

At a function I attended this week the Prime Minister described himself as a social liberal. The next day the NZ Herald reported a man had been charged with murdering a six month old Raumati toddler in July. It noted … Continue reading

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