Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Bill – Second Reading – ..
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Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Bill – Second Reading – ..


a spell for the reasons that I’ve covered thinking I called Jonah Nayla Thank You mr. speaker and I just like to begin we’re the last speaker lift off because I think it’s really important that we do have spend a little bit of time and focus on the youth justice aspects of this piece of legislation and well yes there were some submitters the police association and others who didn’t like the idea of having 17 year olds going through the youth justice system we also had a submission from the children’s commissioner who of course used to be the principal youth court judge who absolutely believes that our young offenders would be better suited to go through that system and I also like to remind the house that actually it’s not that every seventeen-year-old will go through their system actually serious crimes as they are now even for 13 and 14 year olds can still be treated through the adult justice system so Mr Speaker there was a little bit of skier mongering in there first and it’s but previous speech that we just had which is a little ill-founded Mr Speaker I just want to talk about the fact that it’s a real privilege that we get sometimes in this house to be able to well actually all the time to be doing things that are going to help make people’s lives better and I want to commend the Honorable Ann tolerate for bringing this legislation forward to actually make a step change in the way that we are now treating and going to relate to some of the most vulnerable people in New Zealand which is the children and young people who require the care and protection of the state now mr. speaker the bill came to us and very good shape well intentioned with some great things in place but it was also very good to be able to go through what I consider was a very thorough and a well-considered Select Committee process where we heard from a number of submitters around some of the concerns that they had and particularly we’ve had reference from the EU leaders group and and other people who’ve suggested that perhaps we needed to make some better descriptors and have some more robust descriptions of some of the things that particularly affect Maori children and far be it from me mr. speaker is at OE we New Zealand er to actually comment on definitions of Maori words but I think what are really important is the concept of monitor my tea which actually runs through this bill a mr. speaker that is that we will actually recognize the manner of the individual child now we always used to have the paramountcy clause but I think what’s really important mr. speaker is that within the definition that is now embodied within this legislation of monitor my tea as the speaker I want to read it out because it sees this monitor my tea and of course tamariki in the multiple and the child or young person’s well-being should be protected by recognizing the papa and therefore knowing the tango responsibilities of their family far no hapu II we and family group now mr. speaker there’s been a lot of talk in this house today about how this legislation does not actually give enough credence to children within the wider context of their far no hapu in a way and Mr Speaker I think with an even the definition of monitor my T which I’ve just talked about there are good definitions in the air about fucka papa inferno Otunga as well which ensures mr. speaker that I believe that we have got the processes in place to ensure that the manor of those children is preserved within their context of their fellow hapu in a way and so with that Mr Speaker I want to commend this bill to the house are they needed cause they split call Maremma Davidson five minutes mr. speaker thank you very much

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