Do we need another inquiry?

18/07/2012

Owen Glenn’s $80m donation to fight family violence and child abuse is an extremely generous one.

Otara in South Auckland, one of the country’s poorest urban centres, is to be used as the “pilot” community in the implementation of a series of programmes, and will immediately receive $8m from the Glenn Family Foundation.

The rest of the $80m pledged by Mr Glenn is to be doled to various organisations nationwide over coming years.

Mr Glenn has also offered to fund a Royal Commission.

His generosity is unquestioned and is a wonderful example to others with the means to help others.

But do we need another inquiry?

The causes of violence and abuse are well known, any spare money should be spent on addressing them rather than yet more talking about them.


There may be a reasonable explanation

03/10/2008

as to why an Otara shop owner was arrested and charged after he was stabbed during a fight outside his shop.

But it’s not immediately obvious.

Keeping Stock, and The Hive share my confusion.


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