The Families Commission (now expediently renamed with the safer, amorphous label of SUPERu) is advertising for commissioners (now board members.)
The daily fee is $565 - plus expenses - with an expected 10 meetings yearly.
But here's the pre-requisite I kept coming back to when first reading, and then revisiting the application forms:
· practical knowledge and understanding of the diversity of New Zealand families and family groups, with particular reference to Mäori
Why with "particular reference to Maori"?
Are they intimating that Maori families are more in need of intervention than others, or is it some sort of 'honouring the Treaty' convention?
I am reminded of Bill English telling the Ratana gathering that Labour hadn't adjusted to modern Maori rejection of paternalism. Yes, well....