Save the Children Welcomes Child Protection Register
Save the Children Welcomes Child Protection Offender
Save the Children welcomes the government’s
moves to introduce a Child Protection Offender Register.
Child protection is a priority for Save the Children’s
development and humanitarian programmes locally and
We commend the New Zealand government
for enabling progressive legislative changes to protect
children from convicted offenders.
Such commitment to
keeping children safe, is a demonstration of New Zealand’s
leadership when it comes to creating protective frameworks
and laws to protect them.
New Zealand joins countries
such as the USA, Australia, UK and Canada that all have sex
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Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)
For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters. They’ve been asked to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music. Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens.
If I didn’t know any better, it would seem the world has conspired for me to be a Green Party voter. Parents, Green voters? Check. Participation in bilingual education that stressed the importance of inquiry, solidarity and the Treaty? Check. Some sort of vegetarian leanings (seven years and counting, jus’ sayin’)? Check. However, above all of that, I’m voting Green because I believe in supporting the importance of every New Zealander’s contribution to Aotearoa, from the hairdresser in Foxton to the fisherman in Bluff. You could say that I like the cut of the Greens’ jib. More>>