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Oranga Tamariki Amendment Bill

Introduced on Nov 25. The bill partially repeals the regulations laying out the how the agency treats a “subsequent child” when parents or carers come to its attention. It also repeals a redundant information sharing provision and amends technical errors and ambiguities. First reading on Dec 14. Opposed only by National who argued parents who have harmed a child should be expected to prove that their subsequent child is safe and the changes would put the parents ahead of the subsequent child’s wellbeing. Referred to the social services and community committee.

 

Oranga Tamariki Amendment Bill