'I didn't do it for you and we don't require your response,": Dame Naida Glavish
Children's Minister Tracey Martin says she was never officially asked to do anything about the Māori-led inquiry into Oranga Tamariki which was commissioned by Whanau Ora.
The inquiry was one of five initiated after Oranga Tamariki tried to take a newborn baby from a Hawke's Bay mother last year.
The three-part report, released in February, was based on contacts with more than 1000 whānau on their experiences of the Ministry.
The review detailed three key actions to overhaul the system: supporting and strengthening whānau capability and capacity; a structural analysis and review of Oranga Tamariki systems, policies, processes and practices; and building on the call from whānau for 'By Māori, For Māori, with Māori' solutions for long-term sustainability.
Martin was asked at the Social Services and Community select committee today what work had been done since the inquiry report was released.
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