What on earth is Kelvin Davis doing???
Two senior Cabinet ministers are in a public scrap after Kelvin Davis scolded Peeni Henare for not staying in his own lane.
The feud was sparked by Whānau Ora Minister Peeni Henare speculating on Grainne Moss’ future as chief executive of Oranga Tamariki.
Oranga Tamariki is a neoliberal experiment that seeks to uplift children using big data so as to not cost the State money downstream.
Oranga Tamariki is a brown washed failure of an agency set up by National after 14 reviews!
Damning report after damning report clearly shows Oranga Tamariki is a broken and counter productive nightmare and yet Kelvin is sounding as if he cares more about his agency than the children they steal.
Kelvin openly criticising Peeni, (who as Minister of Whanau Ora has to pick up the pieces of the horrific damage Oranga Tamariki causes) makes his election night poem sound like one of the greatest moments in human literature.
I’ve never seen a Minister look so cravenly captured in such a short period of time as Kelvin clearly has.
What is more disappointing is the head of Orange Tamariki’s refusal to resign.
Her refusal to resign after such damning indictments and reports sums up the elitist Wellington PMCs self belief that as unelected bureaucrats, they can can do whatever they fucking like and are utterly immune to blame.
Public Service Unions are there to protect her rights and her interests, not ours.
Once again we are seeing Politicians protecting their agencies before protecting us the people.
Once again we see the unelected Wellington PMC elite put their interests ahead of ours.
Once again we are disappointed by a Labour Party too frightened to challenge neoliberal social agencies.
Elections change Governments but Revolutions are needed to change the State.
We need a revolution by election.
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