‘Monocultural’ Family Court must change
Many who go through the current family justice system feel alienated and disrespected, an expert panel says.
Two inquiries into baby ‘uplifts’
Two inquiries will now be held into the controversial Oranga Tamariki attempted ‘uplift ‘ of a baby - but critics are still demanding a broader investigation into the children’s ministry itself.
We need a new OT complaints agency
The silent are silent no more and they are crying for help. There is nowhere for them to go. Jacoby Poulain argues we need a new independent complaints agency for the children’s ministry.
Apology over ‘joke’ on child uplift bonuses
A supervising social worker has apologised to a mother for saying the agency paid bonuses for the number of children uplifted. Plus political reaction to the broader uplift controversy.
This is where we draw the line
The number of Māori trapped in a racist criminal justice system is a crisis that began in 1840 and hasn’t changed significantly in 20 years. Now is the time to respond, writes Anna Rawhiti-Connell.
Baby uplift: the tip of the iceberg
‘Her story is our story’. That’s the message Newsroom has been inundated with since the video investigation of an attempted uplift of a baby in the Hawkes Bay went live this week.
Stop trampling the mana of children
It is offensive in the extreme to use our own language to speak about the health and wellbeing of Māori children and whānau without respectfully engaging with those whānau, writes Khylee Quince.
First the court action, then the PR blitz
Oranga Tamariki failed in court action to alter a Newsroom video story on its controversial baby uplift - now it is moving to a public relations exercise to convince the public it did the right thing.