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Media freedom in Pacific a growing challenge, says journalism academic

By   /  December 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, EMTV, EMTV News, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Investigative journalism, Journalism Education, KB, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, NZ Institute for Pacific Research, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, Social Issues, Social justice  /  Comments Off on Media freedom in Pacific a growing challenge, says journalism academic

EMTV journalist Scott Waide … “Papua New Guinea is a democracy and the media is free to hold those in authority to account.” Image: PMC By Blessen Tom Pacific media freedom and ignorance of Pacific issues by mainstream media in New Zealand are growing challenges for the region, says a journalism academic “There are so […]

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Data collection on children in Pacific ‘poor’, says UNICEF

By   /  March 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, children, Education, Evening Report, Federated States of Micronesia, Health, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Pacific Islands health, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, SDG, Social Issues, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, UNICEF, Youth  /  Comments Off on Data collection on children in Pacific ‘poor’, says UNICEF

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Poor data collection in several Pacific Island countries is obstructing UNICEF’s first assessment to measure progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for children according to a report. UNICEF’s report Progress for Children in the SDG Era warns that most Pacific countries may fail to meet some of the child-related SDGs which means children are at […]

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Ministry challenging Social Security Appeal Authority’s decision

By   /  September 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, appeal, authority, decision, Ministry of Social Development, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Security, social, Social Issues, staff  /  Comments Off on Ministry challenging Social Security Appeal Authority’s decision

MIL OSI – Source: Ministry of Social Development 2 – Release/Statement Headline: Ministry challenging Social Security Appeal Authority’s decision 22 September 2017. Social Security Appeal Authority’s interlocutory decision [2017] NZSSAA 052, regarding the use of pseudonyms in cases where the Benefits Review Committee is making a decision in relation to a client of the RCU. To […]

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Our position on the use of pseudonyms by staff dealing with our most volatile clients

By   /  September 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, authority, clients, Ministry of Social Development, New Zealand Government, position, pseudonyms, Public Sector, Social Issues, staff, unit  /  Comments Off on Our position on the use of pseudonyms by staff dealing with our most volatile clients

MIL OSI – Source: Ministry of Social Development 2 – Release/Statement Headline: Our position on the use of pseudonyms by staff dealing with our most volatile clients 21 September 2017. In response to an interlocutory decision of the New Zealand Social Security Appeal Authority: The health and safety of my staff is absolutely critical. That […]

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Statement on Rt. Hon. Winston Peters and MSD

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, chief, executive, minister, Ministry of Social Development, MSD, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, rt., Social Issues, winston  /  Comments Off on Statement on Rt. Hon. Winston Peters and MSD

MIL OSI – Source: Ministry of Social Development 2 – Release/Statement Headline: Statement on Rt. Hon. Winston Peters and MSD 30 August 2017. MSD has received a range of media queries relating to reports about the payment of superannuation to the Rt. Hon. Winston Peters. MSD can advise that the Chief Executive was first made […]

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Further Release of individual client level data documents

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, client, data, documents, individual, level, Ministry of Social Development, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, release, Social Issues  /  Comments Off on Further Release of individual client level data documents

MIL OSI – Source: Ministry of Social Development 2 – Release/Statement Headline: Further Release of individual client level data documents 17 August 2017. MSD has today released more documents relating to the collection of individual client data, under the Official Information Act. The documents released today contain a range of material, including internal emails and […]

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Unions ratify landmark pay equity agreement

By   /  July 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, agreement, care, disability, Ministry of Social Development, New Zealand Government, pay, Public Sector, Social Issues, support, workers  /  Comments Off on Unions ratify landmark pay equity agreement

MIL OSI – Source: Ministry of Social Development 2 – Release/Statement Headline: Unions ratify landmark pay equity agreement 24 July 2017. Union members have now ratified a landmark agreement that will deliver significant pay increases and more training for about 1678 vocational and disability care and support workers. It affects contracts for around 300 services […]

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Pay equity for vocational and disability workers

By   /  July 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, disability, equity, Ministry of Social Development, New Zealand Government, pay, Public Sector, Social Issues, support, vocational, workers  /  Comments Off on Pay equity for vocational and disability workers

MIL OSI – Source: Ministry of Social Development 2 – Release/Statement Headline: Pay equity for vocational and disability workers 11 July 2017. The Government has this week approved $55.8 million of funding over five years to deliver pay equity and more training for approximately 1,678 vocational and disability support workers contracted by Ministry of Social Development […]

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