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Barry Soper: Govt stands firm over changes to Oranga Tamariki mandate

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Publish Date
Mon, 22 Apr 2024, 5:15pm
Children's Minister Karen Chhour says while the camps will be tough, they'll also help young people turn their lives around. Photo / Mark Mitchell
Children's Minister Karen Chhour says while the camps will be tough, they'll also help young people turn their lives around. Photo / Mark Mitchell

Barry Soper: Govt stands firm over changes to Oranga Tamariki mandate

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 22 Apr 2024, 5:15pm

Children's Minister Karen Chhour is facing the Waitangi Tribunal in the High Court today,  in a challenge to her summons.

The tribunal summonsed the ninister to respond to their concerns over plans to repeal section 7AA of the Oranga Tamariki Act.

It ensures the ministry has regard to a child's whakapapa, and the whanaungatanga responsibilities of whanau.

Commonts on the unfolding situation from Shane Jones and David Seymour have been criticised by Prime Minister.

Newstalk ZB's Senior Political Correspondent Barry Soper told Heather du Plessis-Allan it's a tricky case - but the government is standing firm on its changes to the law. 

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