Shocking to see these figures:
Almost a third of Kiwi women and one in five men will experience violence and abuse at the hands of their partners. The statistics are in a report made public today that will guide a crackdown on family violence.
We need to get better at dealing with these issues. It’s not just about lives now, it’s about where we will end up as a society ten, twenty years down the road. The same applies to dealing with violence against children.
Colin Espiner did a useful analysis on the recent referendum result, asking Key to “hold the line” and that “this is a matter of what’s right, not what’s popular. And the law is right”. That’s what leadership is all about.