2 Aug 2022

Government urged to pause Oranga Tamariki bill

From Morning Report, 8:39 am on 2 August 2022

A new report out today urges the government to put the brakes on a bill that would establish a new independent monitor agency charged with overseeing Oranga Tamariki.

The 46 page report - "Improving a System When Young Lives are at Stake" - says having the new entity as a government department means it can't be independent enough from the bureaucracy its supposed to be criticising in cases where children and young people may be suffering harm.

Report authors former senior public servant David King, and Victoria University emeritus professor of public policy Jonathan Boston spoke to Corin Dann.