Spot on Judith: “I see a poverty of ideas, a poverty of parental responsibility, a poverty of love, a poverty of caring.”
Judith Collins is dead right in her comments about who is responsible for the so-called child poverty issue.
Of course, the perpetually outraged have decided to scream and the Media party have joined in.
Children’s advocates are upset by Justice Minister Judith Collins’ comments apparently blaming many child poverty problems on parents.
At the Police Association annual conference in Wellington, the minister responded to a question from a Northland police officer, who said police were often busy with gangs, RNZreported.
Gangs often had members who experienced poverty as children, he said.
New Zealand child welfare policies were criticised by the United Nations in its latest report, which called for urgent measures to combat violence, abuse, and neglect.
Collins said the government was doing more for child poverty than the UN and money was available in New Zealand for those in need, the report said. Read more »