Owen Glenn’s $80m donation to fight family violence and child abuse is an extremely generous one.
Otara in South Auckland, one of the country’s poorest urban centres, is to be used as the “pilot” community in the implementation of a series of programmes, and will immediately receive $8m from the Glenn Family Foundation.
The rest of the $80m pledged by Mr Glenn is to be doled to various organisations nationwide over coming years.
Mr Glenn has also offered to fund a Royal Commission.
His generosity is unquestioned and is a wonderful example to others with the means to help others.
But do we need another inquiry?
The causes of violence and abuse are well known, any spare money should be spent on addressing them rather than yet more talking about them.