Oranga Tamariki oversight: Carmel Sepuloni defends controversial move in AM interview

  • 12/07/2022

Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni has defended the Government's controversial Oranga Tamariki oversight legislation in an interview with AM.

The Bill, which is currently before Parliament, would set up an independent monitor of Oranga Tamariki in the Education Review Office, see powers of the Children's Commissioner move to a board and hand more powers handed to the Ombudsman.

However, it has widespread opposition from across Parliament as well as from advocates and state care survivors.

Watch the video above.