A sense of injustice too large to fathom
There was an overwhelming feeling of history being made at the national hui yesterday which brought some of the biggest names in Maoridom together with whānau affected by Oranga Tamariki. Bonnie Sumner reports.
‘Missed opportunity’ on non-Māori commissioner
Communities have mixed reactions to Meng Foon’s appointment as race relations commissioner.
Overdue changes to ‘harrowing’ court process
Advocates say sexual violence law changes are a long-overdue step in the right direction. But wider attitudinal change is still a long way off.
QC questions legality of uplifts
A leading QC is backing concerns over Oranga Tamariki and the Family Court’s processes for removing babies from their mothers.
Māori leaders launch fourth ‘uplift’ inquiry
A group of some of the biggest names in Māoridom will launch a fourth, Māori-led inquiry into the children’s ministry, Oranga Tamariki, prompted by revelations about its policies on ‘uplifting’ babies.
A tale of two murder extraditions
Hong Kong protesters and the Court of Appeal in NZ have something in common, writes Ling Yee Wong. They both don’t trust the Chinese justice system.
‘Wake up and smell the injustice’
Janet Mason, the lawyer for the young mother whose newborn baby was subject of a controversial ‘uplift’ attempt by Oranga Tamariki, explains what the agency did, and continues to do, wrong.
A tipping point for Oranga Tamariki?
Social workers need to be empowered to understand the law and resourced to do their jobs rather than be treated as puppets, writes Dr Ian Hyslop.