14 Aug 2013

The Government's shake-up of child protection laws

From Nine To Noon, 9:11 am on 14 August 2013

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett defends the Government's proposed changes which include allowing the courts to impose greater restrictions on convicted child offenders, as well as adults who don't have convictions, but are believed to pose a serious risk to children. Parents who have seriously abused or killed a child will have to prove they are safe to parent again if they have another baby, reversing the onus of proof that currently lies with the state.