Newstalk ZB 16 January 2012
A poll released by Family First shows two out of three New Zealanders support a child abuse commission of inquiry. 1,000 people were surveyed for the poll, which asked if a commission into wider causes of child abuse and family violence should be established by the Government. National Director of Family First, Bob McCoskrie says the issue of child abuse needs the high priority focus a commission would give. He says a child’s right to be safe has been ignored, and an inquiry would need to look at things such as family dysfunction, long-term welfare dependency, and post-natal care. This comes after the non-accidental death of two-month-old triplet Hinekawa Topia.
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