New Zealand First says the lack of support in Parliament for the rights of children who are exposed to crime on a regular basis is disappointing.
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New Zealand First Deputy Leader Tracey Martin, has called on the Government to continue its support of her member’s bill that seeks to give equality to orphans and unsupported children raised by kin carers with those of children raised by foster p
New Zealand First wants Social Development Minister Paula Bennett to apologise for hiding the true nature of child abuse and neglect happening around New Zealand.
The Government has introduced a number of bills that put the interests of children as paramount. An example, of course, is the Family Courts Amendment Bill, which was recently passed.
The Family Court Proceedings Reform Bill started out with some very good intentions, and, indeed, there are a number of good things in it.
If the Government is serious about protecting children from harm, it would do well to fast track the Sentencing (Protection of Children from Criminal Offending) Amendment Bill which is currently awaiting its first reading in Parliament says New Ze
New Zealand First spokesperson for Social Policy, Asenati Lole-Taylor, is urging MPs to think about children and families instead of a mere building or political agenda when casting their conscience vote on the Sky City Convention Centre legislati
Parents and caregivers with outstanding arrest warrants should front up and sort out their issues so that children are not affected by their mistakes, says New Zealand First welfare and social spokesperson Asenati Lole-Taylor.
New Zealand First says the Government’s decision to become involved in feeding children at school should come with an apology to principals who’ve been dealing with children battling to reach their potential because they’ve come to school hungry.