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Weekly Media Roundup

September 18, 2015 at 8:37 AM

Mapping the cost of our at risk kids:

Every person in the country aged up to 17 has been screened for factors that could later see their life take a turn for the worse - and cost taxpayers.

The Treasury has carried out the analysis of anonymised information after being given access to a detailed dataset compiled by the Ministry of Social Development.

The work is part of the Government's "investment approach" to social spending, which aims to identify where up-front spending can cut costs later.



Warehouse Group offers extra leave to staff struggling with domestic violence:

Victims of domestic violence among the Warehouse Group's 12,000 staff have been offered extra paid leave, in a move that Women's Refuge wants other employers to follow.

The retailer announced on Tuesday that its staff would be entitled to an extra 10 days off a year on top of existing leave to get medical treatment, attend court, and seek refuge without the burden of financial pressure.


See also:

The Warehouse helps new parnts as well as staff with family violence... Stuff

The Warehouse joins the GCSB in family violence support... Scoop

Editorial: Warehouse's paid leave for domestic violence victims a fine step...

White Ribbon congratulates Warehouse Group... Voxy


'Good read' captures realities of domestic violence:

Gaye Sutton's first novel has fulfilled a promise she made at a funeral, many years ago.

Sutton, a counsellor, celebrant and story teller, will launch her novel But For The Grace, the story of women entangled in violent relationships and the advocates fighting on their behalf, next weekend.



Kiwi mum, Aussie Kids: Families immigration dilemma:

When Michelle Budd's marriage ended, she never expected it would spark a complex immigration case, which has left her struggling to support three kids.

The New Zealander moved to Australia in 2005, with her young son Benjamin in tow. She started work as a hairdresser, married an Australian man and had two children with him.

"It's not until recently that my marriage fell apart, due to domestic violence, that I realised I was on the wrong visa, so I was not classed as a permanent resident," she told Perth's Radio 6PR.



High profile deaths of Queensland women prompt copycat threats:

The highly publicised deaths of two Queensland women allegedly at the hands of their estranged partners have prompted copycat threats to other women at risk, says the state’s key domestic violence crisis service.

DV Connect’s chief executive, Di Mangan, said the chilling threats were among those reported by clients whose numbers had doubled to 400 a day since Tara Brown and Karina Lock died last week.



Beckham calls on world leaders to #ENDviolence against children:

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham is championing a letter signed by 18 child survivors of violence that calls on world leaders to end the widespread abuse that affects millions of children around the world. One of the signatories is a 16-year-old boy from Cambodia, where Beckham travelled earlier this year.



Sex offender register will enhance child safety - Tolley:

Legislation setting up a child sex offender register has passed its first hurdle in Parliament with unanimous support.

The bill would allow police and the Department of Corrections to set up a register for convicted child sex offenders who were 18 or over when they broke the law.


Women's Refuge targets misogynistic radio hosts after George FM incident:

Women's Refuge has penned an open letter to "misogynistic" New Zealand radio hosts after two young women were "slut-shamed" on-air.

George FM Breakfast hosts Kara Rickard and Thane Kirby were suspended and forced to apologise on Friday after they described the women as "do-nothing b****es" who "sit around and post half-naked pictures of themselves".

The hosts referenced their Instagram profiles, reading out their full names and calling them "rank" and hoes".



Govt pushes responsibility onto NGOs:

The government is being accused of expecting charities to do an increasing amount of the core work its agencies should be doing. The Council of Christian Social Services said in the past year a lot of complex work had shifted from Child Youth and Family to non-government organisations, with no funding increases to match.



Two years on from the Roast Busters:

Rape accusations, a controversial interview, and a social media storm: here’s a look at how the Roast Busters scandal shaped online activism.



Pacific Island Safety and Prevention Project (The Project) to close:

Pasifika Futures have been advised that after serving Pacific women, children and families for 30 years the Pacific Island Safety and Prevention Project will be ceasing services.



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