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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Kelvin Davis resorts to personal attacks while OT fails most vulnerable
“It is no wonder that Oranga Tamariki is being threatened with strikes and has contractors under investigation when Minister for Children Kelvin Davis has to resort to race-based name-calling when questioned about the issues,” says ACT’s Children spokesperson Karen Chhour.
Putting children at the centre of Oranga Tamariki
“My Member’s Bill which was drawn from the Ballot today seeks to ensure that the wellbeing of the child is the paramount consideration of Oranga Tamariki," says ACT MP Karen Chhour.
Childrens Commissioner highlights issues with OT Oversight Bill
“ACT supports the Children’s Commissioner objections to the Oranga Tamariki Oversight Bill rammed through by Labour this week,” says ACT’s Social development spokesperson Karen Chhour.
Vulnerable New Zealanders continue to be let down by Labour
“If we’re to create a better future for vulnerable children, we need greater leadership from the Minister for Children who is not across the issue,” says ACT’s Social Development spokesperson Karen Chhour.
Passing of OT Bill a disgrace
“Labour’s determination to pass their broken Oranga Tamariki Oversight Bill, despite enormous opposition from those who it affects most, is a disappointing outcome for the vulnerable children who should be at the centre of this law-making process,” says ACT’s Social Development spokesperson Karen Chhour.
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.