June 17, 2014
Political will needed to tackle abuse
One of the panelists on the Sir Owen Glenn investigation into child abuse and domestic violence says all political parties need to unite around solutions
The first report from the $2 million inquiry identifies major structural failings within the court system and offer some ideas for change.
Marama Davidson, who is also the Green Party candidate for Tamaki Makaurau, says the problem has been growing for many years, and it needs a whole of government approach to address it.
" It is successive Governments who have not fixed this problem so we really need for every political party to step up to wipe away those political party barriers and say this is an absolute priority. The solutions need to be properly adequately funded and they need to be long term beyond any election cycle. This is big work and it needs to start now " she says.
Marama Davidson says Maori communities also need to embrace the report and make it clear they have zero tolerance for violence in the home.
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