Family First NZ is rubbishing suggestions from the Children’s Commissioner that the March for Democracy tomorrow is a ‘divisive’ march, and is inviting him to attend the family-based March.
“It’s time that bureaucrats and government funded organisations stopped talking at parents and took time to listen to them – to listen to parents and families of NZ who are simply trying to raise good and law-abiding children,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ.
“It’s time Dr Angus realized that the debate has happened. The common sense of NZ’ers has prevailed on this issue and they said ‘no it’s not’ and he now needs to listen to the voice of 87%.”
“The March is about politicians and bureaucrats respecting the overwhelming view of NZ’ers in a democratic country. The debate’s been had. Dr Angus needs to move on.”
“Unfortunately, the change of leadership from Dr Cindy Kiro has not undone the irrelevancy of the office of the Children’s Commissioner.”
Family First is calling on the government to scrap the Children’s Commissioner position and absorb its functions into the Families Commission.
“If the office of the Children’s Commissioner was put to the vote, it would be gone by lunchtime,” says Mr McCoskrie. “But that’s democracy in action.”