Umm, no

Stacey Kirk writes at Stuff:

The value the Government places in New Zealand’s children will be judged by its appointment of the next Children’s Commissioner. 

Umm, no. Not at all.

The value the Government placed on children will be judged by the effectiveness of its policies that:

  • reduce welfare dependency
  • improve the education system
  • improve the heath system for children
  • boost after tax incomes for families

With no disrespect to the Children’s Commissioner, their impact on the wellbeing of children is minor. That is not to take anything away from the good work they do, but it is a very Wellington centric view that the appointment of an official is what matters to children’s welfare.

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