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Archive of December 2007

Outdated prostate rules ‘costing 200 men’s lives’

Thu 20th December 2007:

In today’s Dominion Post The Health Ministry’s foot-dragging stance on prostate cancer screening for Kiwi men is criminal, patient advocates and doctors say. A study by Wellington researchers of prostate screening and treatment, published in the December edition of the international journal Pathology, suggests the ministry’s outdated guidelines could be costing 200 men their lives each […]

Review of the Domestic Violence Act 1995

Tue 18th December 2007:

The Ministry of Justice is carrying out a review of the Domestic Violence Act 1995 Somehow I don’t think we should expect substantial reform: Recently we have consulted government agencies, the judiciary and some representative interest groups to obtain an up-to-date picture of how the legislation is working. Most people we have consulted support the […]

Report from 2007 Innocence Project NZ Conference

Mon 17th December 2007:

The Innocence Project New Zealand Conference at Wellington’s Victoria University last week proved to be an extremely interesting and educational three days. Organised by Matthew Gerrie & Maryanne Garry, the project is primarily a group of scientists, writers and lawyers who aim to investigate possible cases wrongful conviction in the New Zealand legal system, educate […]

IRD Public Opinion?

Fri 14th December 2007:

From Stuff. Why not just make unpaid Child Support work the same as unpaid court fines?? Treat them like unpaid fines – clamp the non-paying parents’ cars, seize goods and in the end if they still don’t pay, have them hauled before a judge to be treated like fine defaulters. Put the non-paying parents’ names […]

Mother’s privacy more important than child safety

Wed 12th December 2007:

Dads not happy with mum’s violence challenge By JOHN HENZELL – The Press | Wednesday, 05 December 2007 A fathers’ group is outraged Christchurch police have been challenged for informing a dad that his children had been present during a domestic-violence incident between their mother and her new partner. The father learnt of the incident […]

Divorce Damages Environment

Mon 10th December 2007:

Those who have separated may have recognized the extra expense of running two households when there had been only one while the family remained together. Researchers at Michigan State University have studied the environmental impact of increasing divorce rates. They calculate that an extra 38 million rooms, 78 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity ad 2373 billion […]

Feminist Research

Sat 1st December 2007:

An astonishing article on National Radio this morning about Marianne Tremaine, described as “an executive of the Centre for Women and Leadership at Massey University” (what’s the bet there isn’t one for men…). The National Radio link will only last for a week but after that I will have a copy of this interview for […]

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