7 Dec 2010

The Panel for 7 December 2010 (Part 1)

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 4:10 pm on 7 December 2010

The Retirement Commission is recommending the retirement age be increased to 67 by 2033; The Government has been accused of passing laws behind closed doors; A 23-year veteran of the fire-damaged Te Aroha meat processor, Silver Fern Farms, is distraught to learn he's among those left without work in the lead-up to Christmas;An inquiry by the Children's Commissioner has found that Child, Youth and Family Services failed to act on more than 200 cases of child neglect last year until it had received more than TEN notifications (in each case).