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Call for Zero Tolerance of Child Abuse

01/11/2004

With the third highest rate of child abuse in the western world, Plunket and the Paediatric Society is today calling for a halt to abuse, on the eve of the World Day for the Prevention of Child AbuseĀ¹ (subs: 19 November). On average, one child in New Zealand is killed each month by their ...

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The Cost of Poverty

01/11/2004

"Poverty is a major cause of illness in children in New Zealand. Poor children are much more likely to be hospitalised for diseases that are preventable," Dr Nick Baker, President of the Paediatric Society said today. Dr Baker was responding to the findings from the latest Child Poverty Action...

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Paediatric Society Pleads for Rights of Children

01/10/2003

The Paediatric Society of New Zealand fully supports the repeal of Section 59 of the Crimes Act. "Repealing this Act would give children in our community similar legal protection against assault that other individuals within a family such as spouses, the elderly and family pets already enjoy,"...

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