Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Inquiry Stands By Robustness of Economic Impact Study

Inquiry Stands By Robustness of Economic Impact Study

The Glenn Inquiry stands by the robustness of the study it commissioned on the economic impacts of child abuse and intimate partner violence “Measuring the Economic Costs of Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence in New Zealand.”

It rejects the interpretation by a New Zealand Herald journalist of one element of a wide range of social research underpinning the assumptions in the study’s indicative cost estimates.

Project leader, economist Suzanne Snively says: “A single news outlet’s take on one set of data cannot be allowed to overshadow 10 months’ careful and intensive effort to gather information sorely needed to guide social policy that save lives.

“The Herald has made a breathtakingly big assertion, one which I reject. The estimate in the study is not ‘flawed’ as the Herald alleges - we made it clear in our report how we arrived at our high-end scenario of cost, and our process for calculating the estimate was well-understood and rigorous."

The caveats around the estimates are spelt out in crystal clear fashion at page 10 of the report, she added.

Ms Snively further pointed out that the recognised leader in the field, the Families Commission, yesterday welcomed her study, which has been peer reviewed.

Inquiry chair Bill Wilson QC says he rejects completely the Herald’s reportage that the Inquiry has “stumbled” and is “ill-fated”.

“In fact the Inquiry has almost completed its work and is on track to produce an ambitious blueprint for change within weeks that has the potential to make a dramatic difference to New Zealand’s appalling statistics.”

Mr Wilson says that ultimately it is the people of New Zealand who will judge the value of the inquiry’s contribution, and they deserve to be able to rely on fair and balanced news media reportage to help form their views.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Government: Northland To Move To Orange, NZ Prepared For Omicron

Northland will move to Orange at 11:59pm tonight, 20 January 2022, while the rest of New Zealand will remain at Orange as the Government prepares for Omicron to enter the community.
“Vaccination rates have continued to increase in Northland and are now at 89 percent first dose. The easing of the Auckland boundary over summer did not drive an increase in cases so we believe it is safe for Northland...


Gordon Campbell: On Responding To The Need In Tonga

The power of the Tonga eruption (and the size of the aid response being mounted) have been sobering indications of the scale of this disaster. The financial impact is certain to exceed the damage done by Cyclone Harold two years ago, which was estimated at the time to cost $US111 million via its effects on crops, housing and tourism facilities. This time, the tsunami damage, volcanic ash, sulphur dioxide contamination and villager relocation expenses are likely to cost considerably more to meet...


Government: New Zealand Prepared To Send Support To Tonga

New Zealand is ready to assist Tonga in its recovery from Saturday night’s undersea eruption and tsunami, Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Defence Minister Peeni Henare said today... More>>

Ministry of Health: COVID-19 Immunisation Starts For 5 To 11-year-old Tāmariki

More than 120,000 doses of the child (paediatric) Pfizer vaccine have been delivered to over 500 vaccination sites around New Zealand as health providers prepare to start immunising 5 to 11-year-olds tamariki from today, 17 January... More>>

Crown: Duke Of York’s NZ Military Patronage Appointment Ends
Buckingham Palace has recently announced that, with the Queen's approval and agreement, the Duke of York’s military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to the Queen... More>>

Financial Services Federation: Open Letter To Government From Non-bank Lenders: The Path Forward On CCCFA Changes
Responsible lenders are not interested in telling the Government “I told you so” when it comes to unintended consequences of changes to lending laws that are now causing grief for everyday Kiwis seeking finance... More>>

CTU: Too Many Kiwi Workers Financially Vulnerable As Omicron Looms
With New Zealand on the precipice of an Omicron outbreak and the economic upheaval that comes with it, the CTU’s annual Mood of the Workforce Survey shows the vast majority of kiwi workers do not have the financial resources to survive a period of unemployment... More>>

Financial Advice NZ: Law Changes Locking Out Home Seekers, Urgent Meeting Sought With Government

Recent changes in consumer finance law on top of Government policy changes are locking many home seekers out of finance options they would have qualified for just six weeks ago, says Financial Advice New Zealand... More>>




InfoPages News Channels