23 Oct 2013

The Panel with Bernard Hickey and Vicki Hyde (Part 1)

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 4:07 pm on 23 October 2013

Topics - sixty children a day suffer abuse in New Zealand and there are few signs that the country's child abuse record is improving. Latest figures show there were 21,778 substantiated child abuse claims in the year to June - that's slightly more than in the previous year. Nearly 13,000 parents with dependent children have had their benefits cut for failing work tests in the 2 years since sole parents have been required to look for work.