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Policy Watch 10 April 2017

“Rather than understanding other cultures, the starting point for change then is understanding our own biases, and mitigating their impact on our decision-making and interactions with others” Unconscious Bias and Education: A comparative Study of Maori and African American students Welcome to the latest Policy Watch e-newsletter and for this edition we reflect on the collaborative work of…

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Minister reviews whanau first principles

NZCCSS commends the Social Development Minister Anne Tolley (and the Select Committee process) for her decision to reconsider draft legislative provisions that water down the prioritised placing of Māori children in state care with whānau, hapū and iwi. Radio NZ reported that Minister of Social Development Anne Tolley had spent the last few weeks visiting iwi around the country and talking to…

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Policy Watch 14 March 2017

Lent is a time to receive God’s breath of life, a breath that saves humanity from suffocating under the weight of selfishness, indifference and piety devoid of sincerity” Pope Francis Welcome to the latest Policy Watch e-newsletter and for this edition we reflect on the Lenten season and our forty day journey to prepare for Easter and a closer relationship with God….

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Health and Disability Commissioner research consultation

Health and disability research involving adult participants who are unable to provide informed consent The Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC) is undertaking a public consultation about health and disability research involving adult participants who are unable to provide informed consent to participate in the research. The effect of Right 7(4) of the Code of Health…

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