20 Oct 2022

Children's Minister under fire over Malachi Subecz

From Morning Report, 8:15 am on 20 October 2022

The Children's Minister has been accused of sitting on his hands while he waits for another report on the death of 5-year-old Malachi Subecz.

The Tauranga child suffered months of abuse that went unchecked by Oranga Tamariki before he was murdered by his carer.

MPs, back in the house after recess, were visibly upset as they spoke of their shock and argued over what to do - one suggesting the Minister responsible be sacked.

Political reporter Anneke Smith has more.