Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Strong communities and strong families

Hon Steve Maharey
Minister of Social Services and Employment

Strong communities and strong families

Parenting support, family violence prevention programmes and improved community-based services are allocated an additional $39.7 million in Budget 2003.

The new funding, which runs over four years, supports the for-community, by-community focus of the government and complements the establishment of the recently announced Community and Voluntary Sector Office, said Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey.

“$10.8 million will be spent on a two-year multi-media public education campaign beginning next year to emphasise positive parenting. Community-based programmes will also be run across the country over the next three years to support the campaign’s key messages. This reflects the government’s commitment to help Kiwi parents find effective, non-violent ways to discipline their children.

“The Families Commission, funding for which was announced on 30 April, will also have considerable resources to spend on new and enhanced parenting programmes and to commission research on ways to better support New Zealand families,” Steve Maharey said.

Other funding includes:
- $16 million for community-based services, including family violence prevention programmes, as part of the implementation of Te Rito, the New Zealand Family Violence Strategy.
- $3.3 million to better support caregivers and Strengthening Families coordinators and to abolish the co-payment schools make to be part of the Social Workers in Schools programme.
- $7.7 million to respond better to the community needs identified by Child, Youth and Family through its local services mapping project and to work with refugee and migrant communities to identify how social services can be made more responsive to their requirements.
- $1.9 million to establish another seven Heartland Service Centres, taking the number to 32, and for community-based advocacy support.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Corrections Corrected: Supreme Court Rules On Release Dates

Corrections has always followed the lawful rulings of the Court in its calculation of sentence release dates. On four previous occasions, the Court of Appeal had upheld Corrections’ practices in calculating pre-sentence detention. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news