Politics

Immediate review of schools’ safeguarding launched after thousands of students share abuse experiences

An immediate review of safeguarding policies in schools has been launched after more than 10,000 reports were posted on a website for students to share experiences of sexual harassment and abuse. The government has asked Ofsted to look at the extent and the severity of the issue and ensure both state and independent schools have […]

Politics

Pharmac review to focus on speed, transparency of decision

A review of the Government’s drug buyer Pharmac will focus on the timeliness and transparency of its decisions. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Health Minister Andrew Little announced the independent review’s terms of reference at Parliament today. The Pharmac review will focus on two areas: • how well Pharmac performs against its current objectives and […]