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Problem Gambling Foundation to shut

The Problem Gambling Foundation has lost almost all of its Government funding, the organisation has confirmed. The Ministry of Health told the foundation it had a better offer to provide the health services that it currently provides, and most of PGF’s services would not be funded after June 30. ONE News understands that better offer […]

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Loan shark crack-down continues

Commerce Minister Craig Foss has welcomed the Commerce Select Committee report on a Bill that will crack-down on unscrupulous lenders who leave borrowers and their families in a spiral of uncontrolled debt. “Proposed changes under the Credit Contracts and Financial Services Reform Bill will help to increase confidence in the role consumer credit plays in […]

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Stop violence against women and girls

UN survey of 10,000 men in Asia and the Pacific reveals why some men use violence against women and girls

Bangkok, 10 September 2013— A UN study of 10,000 men in Asia and the Pacific, released today, found that overall nearly half of those men interviewed reported using physical and/or sexual violence against a female partner, ranging from 26 percent to 80 percent across the sites studied.  Nearly a quarter of men interviewed reported perpetrating […]

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