the state of our environment | December 2013
the state of our environment | December
December lived up to it seasonal status as
the start of summer.
There was a frenzy of barbeques and
plenty of good swimming to be had at the region’s
favourite swimming spots.
That said, periods of rain saw
readings flash into the red in some swimming hot-spots and
it was a good time to keep an eye on the B4 U Swim info on
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On The Inadequate Response To Sexual Violence Prevention
On combatting sexual violence, the government has finally begun to undo some of the problems that were of its own making. Early in March, ACC launched the Integrated Services for Sensitive Claims scheme – a package aimed at improving the attitudes of ACC staff towards sexual violence victims, and offering them more substantive support.
Hopefully, this will help to reverse the damage done with the insensitive, punitive ACC policy put in place by the incoming Key government in 2009, which in some parts of New Zealand, saw 90 per cent of sexual violence victims being turned away by ACC. More>>
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