As the detail of the Bill is quite technical are keen to summarise the detail and link to some helpful articles below. We are advocating that this Bill be paused for full consultation and to include feedback from the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care. Our concerns include that:
Here’s where the action comes in. We encourage you to sign this Action Station petition which will be presented at the next hearing of the Select Committee. Another action your organisation can take is to write to your local MP and ask that the letter be sent to Minister Sepuloni. This shows your local MP that you’re interested in action being taken, keeps them informed of their local voices, and will encourage conversation amongst MPs.
Working together as a sector, we are hopeful that we can get this Bill paused. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa.
Opinion piece by Martin Bradbury