Children's Commissioner is an expert
The Children's Commissioner Cindy Kiro has hit back at Christine Rankin after Rankin criticised her for not attending a child abuse march yesterday. Dr Kiro says the organisers, including the Sensible Sentencing Trust, should leave the experts deal with the problem. She says most credible child protection agencies would not have bothered attending the march either.
Thats the problem. The experts are not dealing with the problems of child abuse, all they are doing is making positive noises about prevention with no associated action or outcomes. Somebody has to speak up in their absence. It's pretty rich for Kiro to say that we have to support parents to care for children when the Government refuses to fund any broad-based parenting support apart from telling people they can't smack their kids, and sees nothing wrong with women shacking up with boyfrends half their age who end up as defacto parental child abusers.