3 Feb 2020

Minister defends Oranga Tamariki in face of new damning report

From Morning Report, 8:26 am on 3 February 2020

The government agency charged with caring for children has been given a D minus in a Māori-led review.

A new report from Whānau Ora says Oranga Tamariki needs a complete overhaul because of systemic failure, discrimination and inexplicable breaches of human rights towards Māori.

Inquiry head Dame Naida Glavish wants the immediate resignation of Oranga Tamariki's chief executive.

Children's Minister Tracey Martin speaks to Susie Ferguson.