Supplementary Order Paper No 334

No 334

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Bill

Proposed amendment

Marama Fox, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 8

In clause 8, new section 5(1)(d)(ii), delete “, where practicable,” (page 21, lines 11 and 12).

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends clause 8 in the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Bill. We propose that the qualifier “where practicable” be deleted. The aspirations of whānau, hapū and iwi to be recognised and involved within the context of the child’s place within the community could potentially be thwarted by the qualifier “where practicable”.

This use of a qualifier does not support the importance and the increased presence of whānau, hapū, and iwi throughout this Bill, in particular new sections 5 and 13.