June 08, 2021
Anti-violence partnership needs to get Maori part right
The Auditor General is questioning how a joint venture between government agencies to reduce family violence and sexual violence is working with Māori.
John Ryan says while the joint venture has been effective in some areas, there has been limited change in how government agencies work together.
He says Māori are critical to the success of the venture, but many agencies are uncertain about what a partnership means
The joint venture needs to reach clear agreement with Ministers and Māori on the nature and purpose of their engagement, their respective roles, and the support that Māori need to engage effectively in this partnership.
In 2015, it was estimated that government spent more than $1.4 billion annually addressing the consequences of family violence.
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