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Govt must scrap Oranga Tamariki Oversight Bill

June 21, 2022 Share

Harete Hipango

The Government is risking the safety of children by steaming ahead with the Oranga Tamariki Oversight Bill despite significant opposition to it, National’s Children/Oranga Tamariki spokesperson Harete Hipango says.

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Minister must act now to protect vulnerable children

September 29, 2021 Share

Harete Hipango

Children’s Minister Kelvin Davis must take an even-handed and caring approach for all children in the care of Oranga Tamariki, says National’s Children and Oranga Tamariki spokesperson Harete Hipango.

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The Oranga Tamariki report is ready now, so release it

September 14, 2021 Share

Harete Hipango

It’s time for Minister for Children Kelvin Davis to quit stalling and release findings from the latest review into institutional dysfunction at Oranga Tamariki, National’s Children and Oranga Tamariki spokesperson Harete Hipango says.

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Minimal change in child poverty targets as cost of living bites

June 30, 2021 Share

Dr Shane Reti

The Labour Government’s reset of poverty targets three years later describes an admission of policy failure under rising costs, especially housing, National’s Children spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says.

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Children still doing it tough under Jacinda Ardern

May 13, 2021 Share

Dr Shane Reti

Reducing child poverty was a flagship promise by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern but the latest report shows that once again her Government has failed to deliver on its promises, National’s spokesperson for Children Dr Shane Reti says.

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