British Columbia could be a pointer for Indigenous Rights

British Columbia could be a pointer for Indigenous Rights

Dominic O’Sullivan Auckland, December 22, 2019 In October, the Canadian province of British Columbia passed a legislation requiring Parliament to align its laws with the UN Universal Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Back in 2007, Canada was one of four countries – with New Zealand, Australia and the United States – that opposed the adoption of the Declaration, even though 144…

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China offers sports scholarships to Fijians

China offers sports scholarships to Fijians

Supplied Content Suva, Fiji, December 21, 2019 The Chinese government has offered sports scholarships and training programmes to Fijian athletes and prepare them for regional and international competitions. Fiji’s Employment, Industrial Relations, Productivity and Youth & Sports Minister Parveen Bala said at the end of his official visit to Beijing last week that scholarships will also be available to eligible…

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National promises to “cure the ailing health sector”

National promises to “cure the ailing health sector”

Wellington, December 21, 2019 The National Party believes that good physical and mental health is vital to your wellbeing.  We want the public health service to be responsive to that need regardless of your age, background or where we live. Broken promises The Labour-led Government has failed to deliver improvements to our public health system; indeed it has got worse…

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Expert outlines five-step guide to Whistleblowing

Expert outlines five-step guide to Whistleblowing

TINZ (Edited) Wellington, December 21, 2019 Whistleblowing processes are vital to the integrity, good governance and freedom from corruption in institutions across the world, a top academic and expert has said. Dr Michael Macaulay, Director, Institute of Governance and Policy Studies and Associate Professor in Public Management, School of Government, Victoria University, Wellington, said that many organisations are increasingly becoming…

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