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Weekly Media Round up

September 01, 2016 at 5:41 PM

Corrections to improve support for female prisoners at risk of family violence

Corrections Minister Judith Collins has announced that Corrections has introduced changes to better support women prisoners at risk of family violence when they leave prison.

Corrections said "Most women prisoners are, or have been, victims of family violence, which may be intergenerational and an entrenched part of their lives."



Police survey shows cops aren't trained to do their job:

Almost 60 per cent of police officers feel they do not have adequate training for the work they are required to do.

Police have released their annual workplace survey, carried out by IBM, which details how officers across New Zealand feel about their jobs.

In addition to 59.8 per cent believing they aren't adequately trained, 68.8 per cent said officers weren't appointed to their positions based on merit.



Search is on for solutions to gendered violence:

Pacific men and women working on the front-line to end violence against women are looking at more proactive approaches to their work.

This is one of the main outcomes of the 7th quadrennial meeting of the Pacific Women's Network Against Violence Against Women held earlier this month in Fiji.

Representatives from 13 Pacific countries shared their experiences in dealing with violence against women and delivering services to victims of violence.



Tongan centre to provide women with 'safe place':

A new drop in centre for young women in Tonga is hoping to reduce domestic violence by providing a safe space to come and discuss issues they are facing.

Last week the Talitha Project opened the centre with assistance from UN Women and Australian aid.



Christian man sentenced after caning children with bamboo:

A domestic abuse charity has condemned the actions of a man who beat his child with a bamboo cane, under the guise of parental discipline.

The South Canterbury man, who has permanent name suppression, has been sentenced to five months home detention at Timaru District Court.

He was found guilty of two representative charges of assault with a blunt object, after he struck his 13 year old son with a piece of bamboo in October.


Family of manslaughter victim Matthew Coley want discussion about New Zealand youth violence:

The family of manslaughter victim Matthew Coley have spoken out about New Zealand's problem with youth related violence and alcohol.

Coley, 40, died in hospital after Tyrone Palmer, 16, punched him in the head outside an Invercargill Night 'n Day store in the early hours of April 9.

Palmer, who admitted a charge of manslaughter, was sentenced to 22 months jail when he appeared in the High Court of Invercargill last week.


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