Meet Angie Warren‑Clark
We need to ensure our environment and our people are thriving. We do this by reducing poverty, eliminating family and sexual violence, and ensuring equity for all.
Before becoming an MP, Angie worked to reduce family violence, from volunteer to Domestic Violence Advisor to Womens’ Refuge Manager.
Angie has worked hard on initiatives to reduce food waste, protect the environment, and improve food access for vulnerable communities. Her work resulted in a $32 million Government fund, supporting nationwide food distribution initiatives announced in Budget 2019. Recently Angie has had her members bill, Crimes (Child Exploitation Offences) Amendment Bill signed into law. This bill looks to provide justice to those who have been affected by grooming, both online and in person. Her Family Proceedings (Dissolution for Family Violence) Amendment Bill will have its first reading this term. This Bill removes the mandatory two year wait for divorce where there is proven domestic violence.
Angie’s roles within the New Zealand Parliament include Chair of the Social Services and Community Select Committee where she hears from the community on a range of issues and legislative topics such as children’s’ rights, housing, accessibility, MSD, sports and recreation, arts culture & heritage, disabilities, and charities. Angie is a member of the Environment Select Committee, participating in crafting such landmark Acts as the Zero Carbon Act and the Natural and Built Environment Bill.
Passionate about a fair working environment for all, Angie is proud to be the Labour lead on the Parliamentary Culture Committee. Access to medical and sexual health is a right and Angie is proud to Chair the New Zealand Parliamentarians’ Group on Population and Development, focusing on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) within the Pacific Islands and New Zealand.