Women's refuge comment on $10m for sexual violence services
Women's refuge comment on $10m for sexual violence
Women's refuge applauds the government for
responding to the clear need for more support for sexual
violence services in nz. It is a big win for the
We know this need is real because a significant
number of our clients suffer sexual violence in their
relationships, says it's chief executive Heather
We hope this funding boost signals a wider
commitment from government to better resource other front
line services dealing with violence.
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Gordon Campbell: On Government Arrogance
Right now, National is ramming anti-terrorism measures through Parliament. This legislation will grant the SIS the power to carry out 48 hour bouts of surveillance on anyone without a warrant, and will bestow on government the power to unilaterally revoke anyone’s passports and thus deny them the freedom to travel.
Ludicrously, the public has been given exactly one day to make submissions on these major infringements of their civil liberties. Despite Finlayson’s misleading signals on RNZ that these are only stopgaps until next year’s full review of our security laws, the measures in question will not, in fact, expire until 2018.
Why the insane rush? Good question. More>>