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Lecturer: Govt needs to be more careful appointing roles relating to child welfare

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Mon, 4 Jul 2022, 7:59am

Lecturer: Govt needs to be more careful appointing roles relating to child welfare

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 4 Jul 2022, 7:59am

The Government may not be as rigorous as it should be, when it comes to appointing key advisors.

Children's Minister Kelvin Davis has defended appointing Matthew Tukaki to chair the Oranga Tamariki advisory board without checking his CV.

Davis's resume is now being questioned, but he's standing by his work history.

Auckland University Senior Politics Lecturer Lara Greave told Mike Hosking the Government needs to be more careful when appointing people to roles relating to child welfare and suicide prevention.

She says it isn't a full-blown political scandal, but points to processes needing to be strengthened.

The Ministry of Health says it did check Tukaki's CV, before appointing him Director of the Suicide Prevention Office last week.

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