Posts Tagged ‘Chief Children’s Commissioner’

Children’s Commissioner wants cross-party help to end child poverty

Thursday, April 18th, 2024
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The Children’s Commissioner has spoken about the problem of child poverty in New Zealand. A recent Growing Up in New Zealand survey shows New Zealand child poverty has become worse over the past four years. Improving this has to be a cross partisan aspiration, says Chief Children’s Commissioner Dr Claire Achmad (pictured). She notes the Read more

UN committee concerned by number of tamariki Māori in detention facilities

Thursday, August 3rd, 2023

The United Nations Committee against Torture has published its findings on New Zealand, highlighting its concerns about the disproportionate representation of Māori in the entire justice system. While the committee acknowledged the efforts by the government to improve prison conditions and mental health services for those in detention, it also raised a number of persistent Read more