max
°
min
°
Location:
COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

06:00am - 09:00am
Ed Sheeran

Mental health review fails Māori voices

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

More Stories

 

MARIA BAKER INTERVIEW CLICK HERE

 

A Māori health advocate says a strong Māori voice is missing from the report of the inquiry into mental health and addiction.

Maria Baker, the chief executive of Māori health workforce development body Te Rau Matatini, says despite the presence on the review of Maori health experts Professor Sir Mason Durie and Dean Rangihuna, what Māori said during the consultation doesn’t come through in He Ara Oranga.

She says it’s not until page 206 that the possible establishment of a Māori health ministry or commission is raised, despite that being a strong call coming out of the consultation with Māori.

Māori want the authority and the resources to self-determine their own response to the health crisis affecting their people.

"If there’s going to be some radical change and improvement of our situation as whānau, hapū, iwi, the crown needs to speak directly with Māori. We cannot have a continual mechanism, go through mainstream to determine what the key recommendations and the actions for what needs to change for us to continue through the same authorities, same funding mechanisms and the rest of it. I don't think it's clear in this report that those radical changes need to happen," Mr Baker says.

Rather than rushing through a mediocre report, there should have been a full royal commission into Māori mental health services.
 

Copyright © 2018, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com

TMP2

TRM Classes
NLC - One More Try - (feat Stanley T) [Official Video]
OPINION: Will Maori suffer more convictions from new sexual assault laws?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The new Sexual Violence legislation the Greens are pushing through Parliament has noble intentions to make the process less traumatic on victims, but by removing defences to rape to ensure more guilty verdicts are returned, the Greens could be setting up more Māori men for convictions.
OPINION: Kindness towards South Auckland whanau more important than ever
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: People are angry.
OPINION: Kelvin Davis has another terrible day at the office
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I am honestly not sure who is advising Minister Kelvin Davis, but his surprising decision this week to attack People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) and refer their pamphlets calling on prison reform to the Police for supposedly inciting the prison riot at Waikeria prison is such a desperately wrong footed move one is left wondering what on earth he thinks he's doing.
0
TMP2
           

Submit

Glossary

 

Subscribe

Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

06:00am - 09:00am