Cindy Kiro thinks the anti smacking legislation is good.
She said so before a Parliamentary select committee yesterday.
Cindy Kiro commented on the controversial legislation before a Parliamentary Select Committee today. She said the new legislation has had a significant impact on the work done by her office but she is confident the legislation is having a positive impact.
Dr Kiro says despite the quite vicious and at times divisive debate, public attitudes are changing. She also believes recent public campaigns against family violence are succeeding.
She had some 'splaing to do however.
Her office has failed to produce it annual report to Parliament on child Poverty in New Zealand and its Compliance report on the rights of the Child for the UN.
Judith Collins had the impertinence to suggest that Her office's failure in this regard might be related to the number of overseas trips Ms Kiro has taken during the period the reports cover. Eight in total.
I can relate to Cindy Kiro though, a trip to Greece on the taxpayer's dime has far more appeal than writing a boring old UN compliance report.