Nearly every MP says they want to reform CYFPs/CYFs/Oranga Tamariki. Karen lived it and came to Parliament to make a better world for children. Her own story of overcoming adversity to have a loved family of her own and a successful business is the embodiment of ACT values. She changed her future.
Karen has been self-employed in the New Zealand made clothing industry. She is a mother of four and has lived on Auckland's North Shore for the past 30-years.
She strongly believes that, with the right tools, anyone in this country can make something of themselves. She believes that we have spent way too long trying to make a broken system work.
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ACT attempts to fix broken Oranga Tamariki Bill
“ACT has proposed a series of common-sense amendments to Labour’s derided Oranga Tamariki Oversight Bill, aiming to improve the legislation so that it works for the vulnerable kids who should be at the centre of this law-making process,” says ACT’s Social Development spokesperson Karen Chhour.
Sepuloni, takes ACT’s OT initiative but not far enough, ignores vigil
“Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni has taken inspiration from my proposed amendments on the Oversight of Oranga Tamariki System and Children and Young People’s Commission Bill, but she hasn’t taken it far enough,” says ACT’s Social Development spokesperson Karen Chhour.
Wake up and listen, Minister Sepuloni
“Minister Sepuloni needs to put her ego to one side and start listening to the overwhelming feedback being delivered on the Oranga Tamariki Oversight Bill,” says ACT’s Social Development spokesperson Karen Chhour.
Report shows OT Bill has to go
"A report released this morning about the Oranga Tamariki Oversight Bill backs up the concerns of every submitter on the legislation,” says ACT Children’s spokesperson Karen Chhour....
ACT supports brave opposition to OT Bill
“ACT was proud to stand alongside youth advocate for young people in care Ihorangi Reweti-Peters as he outlined his opposition to the Oranga Tamariki Oversight Bill at Parliament today,” says ACT’s Social Development spokesperson Karen Chhour....
Labour going soft on welfare and making life harder for employers
"How is it possible that MSD has been unable to shift tens of thousands of beneficiaries into work when employers are screaming out for workers?” Asks ACT’s Social Development spokesperson Karen Chhour."We have an historical labour shortage. MSD has 100,000...