MP – NZ – Prime Minister – the Hon. John Key – National – Helensville – Minister for Tourism
MP – NZ – the Hon. Paula Bennett – National – Waitakere – Minister for MSD
MP – NZ – the Hon. Tariana Turia – Maori Party – Te Tai Hauauru – Minister for Community and Voluntary Sector – Assoc Minister Health, MSD and Employment
MP – NZ – Hon Annette King
Prime Minister Key, Ministers Bennett, Turia and MP King,
With respect it seems none of you want to listen to those of us pleading for URGENT attention to our FAMILY troubles.
For MP King to suggest Labour arrested our FAMILY troubles with Working for Families is outright lies. While Sharing the Parenting of my Son Javan, IRD gave me half Family Support – I was most grateful for the $42-00 per week as it was the ONLY help the Govt gave me while fully funding his Mother to do half the job for nine years until I gave up under the stress of Parenting on a Single Persons Invalid Benefit – Now that I care for our Son full time many years later IRD gives me $43.15 – A gain of $1.15 from Annette Kings claim to assist FAMILIES – What lies.
For Minister Bennett to suggest the situation has improved is a little naïve – The Stats may have improved slightly in some areas but so have many got worse – Until we take out ALL that damages our FAMILIES from NZ FAMILY Law and Social Policy the bad Stats will increase – A very good start would be to remove ALL gender bias and Enshrine **Preferential Equal Shared Parenting** deep within NZ FAMILY Law and Social Policy.
I commend Minister Turia for her more informed comment
Onward – Jim (Full Sig Below)
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High teen suicide rate in NZ confirmed
Updated at 5:20pm on 3 September 2009
An OECD report on child poverty confirms New Zealand has the highest rate of suicide in the developed world.
High teenage suicide and infant mortality rates, coupled with low immunisation rates, were key features identified in the report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
It ranked New Zealand 29th out of its 30 members for children’s health and safety, just beating Turkey.
The report suggests suicide rates for New Zealanders between the ages of 15 and 19 years are well ahead of countries such as Ireland, Canada and the United States.
However, the Health Ministry says although New Zealand’s youth suicide is the highest amongst developed countries, it has come down nationally.
Child and Youth Health chief adviser Pat Tuohy says the Suicide Prevention Strategy introduced three years ago is making a difference.
The report’s co-author Dominic Richardson told Nine to Noon the statistics for New Zealand are poor, considering it is more wealthy than some other countries in the OECD.
The report also suggests high rates of child poverty and teen pregnancy in New Zealand. Mr Richardson says though New Zealand spends more than many other countries on older children, this spending is not being focused on problem areas.
The Child Poverty Action Group says the report comes as no surprise and though there have been some improvements, it is concerned the recession will undo what progress has been made.
Government has taken action – Bennett
Politicians say the OEDC report on child poverty makes for grim reading.
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett agrees the report does not look good, but says the situation has improved since the data for the report was collected in 2003.
Ms Bennett says the Government has already taken action, but says it is not just about throwing money at the problem.
The Labour Party’s Annette King says the dismal trends identified in the report were the reasons it launched the Working for Families package when it was in government.
She says Labour also introduced before school and at birth checks, but agrees there is more work to be done.
Maori Party’s co-leader Tariana Turia says the report confirms what the party has been saying about the plight of New Zealand’s children.
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