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CYF bill needs to go back to the drawing board

By   /  April 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, children, CYF, domestic violence, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, Justice & Democracy, Legislation, Maori, Opposition News, Oranga Tamariki, Politics, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, The Issues  /  Comments Off on CYF bill needs to go back to the drawing board

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: CYF bill needs to go back to the drawing board It’s becoming increasingly clear that the Government needs to go back to the drawing board on the Child Youth and Family (Oranga Tamariki) Bill. Māori have been leading the charge on raising questions on what […]

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Is Anne Tolley competent to be Minister of Social Development?

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, CYF, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, Social Development, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Is Anne Tolley competent to be Minister of Social Development?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Is Anne Tolley competent to be Minister of Social Development? It has been a full-on topsy turvy week. I have seen the Minister of Social Development Anne Tolley lose control over what is happening in her portfolio, and I just don’t see her as having […]

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Report back from Hands Off Our Tamariki hui

By   /  October 14, 2016  /  24/7 News, Child Youth and Family, CYF, Green Party, Health & Wellbeing, Maori, Opposition News, Politics, Treaty of Waitangi, vulnerable children  /  Comments Off on Report back from Hands Off Our Tamariki hui

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Report back from Hands Off Our Tamariki hui This week I attended a hui in Otaki organised by Hands Off Our Tamariki about the proposed reforms to the Child Young Persons and their Families Act. Moana Jackson and Paora Moyle spoke.  They expressed deep, profound concern […]

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MSD and their investment approach

By   /  October 14, 2016  /  24/7 News, CYF, CYF review, Green Party, Health & Wellbeing, MSD, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues, vulnerable children  /  Comments Off on MSD and their investment approach

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: MSD and their investment approach The Government talks about investment but there is no investment. It is not investment if it isn’t over the whole of life and if there is no new money  — Shamubeel Eaqub Investment sounds like adequate resourcing but this is […]

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Child Abuse response – not good enough

By   /  September 8, 2016  /  24/7 News, child abuse, Child Youth and Family, CYF, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, sexual abuse, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Child Abuse response – not good enough

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Child Abuse response – not good enough The National Government widely promotes their investment approach, saying they’ll redirect their funding to what works and those who need it most. I’ve written about this more broadly but today I want to talk about this specifically in […]

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