Spotted this on Stuff. Nealy 60 per cent of travellers would like children to be contained to a “families only” section on flights, according to a survey by price-comparison site Skyscanner. Not surprisingly, non-parents were the biggest supporters of the idea, with just 8 per cent of those surveyed arguing that families should be able… Continue reading Seperate section for Kids?
Well, that speaks volumes. After suddenly becoming “certain” that his partner killed his babies, Chris Kahui has suddenly developed memory issues. Coroner Garry Evans, clearly exasperated by two days of murmured, monosyllabic answers, began questioning Mr Kahui. “Any normal parent would take the babies to the hospital. Why did you not act like a normal… Continue reading “I don’t have an answer to that.”
From Family First’s Email… [or, via twitter, the release] Family First NZ says that the latest police statistics on the anti-smacking law trivialize the real impact of the anti-smacking law and fail to reflect the widespread confusion over the effect of the law, the impact on parenting and parental authority, the continued opposition to the… Continue reading Another Smacking Review
Seems that someone just twigged that Nigel Latta tells parents to lock their children in their rooms for timeout. Which is funny, because it strongly suggests that certain “child advocates” weren’t watching when those comments were broadcast to the nation. But former Green MP Bradford, whose anti-smacking bill afforded children the same legal protection from… Continue reading Sue Bradford claims knowledge that doesn’t exist, Barnardos has “resources”!
Having read the actual Investigate article twice, the cases seem to boil down to the following: Family first announce that a parent has been prosecuted for smacking. Latta looks up the case in CYFS files and discovers other accusations. Doesn’t check the court documents, as he considers these to be irrelevant. Declares he has more… Continue reading The quick summary of the Investigate Article on the Latta Review
This is very bad, not for Latta and Key so much, but for New Zealand. However, somewhere between being given those terms of reference and delivering his report, Nigel Latta appears to have done a stunningly good impersonation of Pinocchio being led down the garden path by “Honest John” and “Gideon”, in the form of… Continue reading Section 59 Reviewer Lied to Public
Ah, look at that. Last year, Unite launched a referendum campaign to raise the minimum wage. Under the Citizens Initiated Referenda Act, they had one year to gather the 300,000 signatures they needed to trigger a referendum. Today was the deadline for that project. According to an email I got tonight, they failed: To force… Continue reading Take Wall, Apply Head – No 2.
Sometimes you just want to bash your head against the wall. This post from Idiot is one of those. …The effects of the ASBO in this case seem to be to increase the penalty above that legislated by Parliament, while also lowering the standard of evidence required to impose it. So we’re not just seeing… Continue reading Take wall, apply head
Seems that the Green Party do like the rule of law. There are many views on rule of law but “characteristics of generality, equality, and certainty” are common to most definitions. … Another view of rule of law is that “a society in which government officers have a great deal of discretion has a low… Continue reading Greens on the Rule of Law
It was interesting watch the Bus driver story on Campbell live last night. The driver specifically mentioned that in the last 5 years children’s behavior had gotten significantly worse. Whereas children previously would listen and act, now they have to “consider” if they’ll change their behavior, if they listen at all. Hm, I wondered what… Continue reading So… what happened 5 years ago?