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Have your say on the Ombudsman investigating complaints about people or organisations providing services to children and young people in the Oranga Tamariki system

Wednesday, 22 December 2021, 11:33 am | Social Services and Community Committee

Public submissions are now being called for on the Oversight of Oranga Tamariki System and Children and Young People's Commission Bill. The closing date for submissions is 11.59pm on Wednesday, 26 January 2022. The Social Services and Community Committee ... More >>

Have Your Say On Changes To The Oranga Tamariki Bill

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 6:34 pm | Social Services and Community Committee

This bill amends the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 by partially repealing the subsequent-child provisions and repealing an information-sharing provision. It would also make a minor changes which aim to make the Act easier to understand and fix small technical errors. ... More >>

Proposed Changes To Independently Monitor Oranga Tamariki System And Establish A Children And Youth Commission

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 3:24 pm | Social Services and Community Committee

The Oversight of Oranga Tamariki System and Children and Young People’s Commission Bill is an omnibus bill, which means that it proposes to amend a number of Acts. More >>

Have Your Say: Proposed Changes To Replace “guide Dog” With “disability Assist Dog”

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 2:29 pm | Social Services and Community Committee

The Human Rights (Disability Assist Dogs Non-Discrimination) Amendment Bill 2021 proposes to amend the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination set out in the Human Rights Act 1993. The bill would replace “guide dog” with the broader term ... More >>

Hearing With The Minister For Social Development And Employment On The Recent COVID-19 Outbreak

Tuesday, 24 August 2021, 6:38 pm | Social Services and Community Committee

The Social Services and Community Committee has invited the Minister for Social Development and Employment, Hon Carmel Sepuloni, to inform the Committee of her Ministry’s response to the most recent COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown and to answer the Committee’s ... More >>

Have Your Say: Proposed Changes To Remove The Subsequent Child Policy From The Social Security Act 2018

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 5:23 pm | Social Services and Community Committee

The Social Security (Subsequent Child Policy Removal) Amendment Bill 2021 proposes amendments to the Social Security Act 2018 and the Social Security Regulations 2018, to remove the subsequent child policy. Currently, if someone has another child while ... More >>

Have Your Say On The Girl Guides Association (New Zealand Branch) Incorporation Amendment Bill

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 3:38 pm | Social Services and Community Committee

You can now have your say on the Girl Guides Association (New Zealand Branch) Incorporation Amendment Bill, which is currently before the Social Services and Community Committee. The purpose of the bill is to clarify and confirm the powers of the Girl Guides Association ... More >>

Have Your Say On Proposed Changes To Improve Financial Assistance For Caregivers

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 11:00 am | Social Services and Community Committee

Across New Zealand, there are about 22,000 children who are looked after by caregivers. These caregivers are split into two categories: those who look after children in State care (and receive the foster care allowance), and those who look after children ... More >>

Closing Date Set For Submissions Child Support Amendment Bill Supplementary Order Paper No 538

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 10:41 am | Social Services and Community Committee

  The Social Services and Community Committee has set a closing date for public submissions on the Child Support Amendment Bill Supplementary Order Paper No 538. Currently, late payment penalties are imposed on a liable parent if they ... More >>

Closing Date Set For Submissions On A Proposed Youth Justice Demerit Points System

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 10:40 am | Social Services and Community Committee

The Social Services and Community Committee has set a closing date for public submissions on the Oranga Tamariki (Youth Justice Demerit Points) Amendment Bill, which was referred to the committee on 21 July 2020. Submissions will close on Wednesday 3 February ... More >>

Have Your Say On The Introduction Of The Youth Demerit Points System

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 7:42 am | Social Services and Community Committee

The Social Services and Community Committee is calling for public submissions on the Oranga Tamariki (Youth Justice Demerit Points) Amendment Bill, which was referred to the committee on 21 July 2020. This Member’s Bill would introduce a youth demerit ... More >>

Have Your Say On An SOP That Would Make Changes To Penalties Imposed By Child Support Amendment Bill

Friday, 24 July 2020, 3:47 pm | Social Services and Community Committee

  The Social Services and Community Committee is calling for public submissions on the Child Support Amendment Bill Supplementary Order Paper No 538. Currently, late payment penalties are imposed on a liable parent if they do not pay child support ... More >>

Have Your Say On Changes To The Child Support Scheme

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 5:39 pm | Social Services and Community Committee

The Social Services and Community Committee is calling for public submissions on the Child Support Amendment Bill, which was referred to the committee on 6 May 2020. The child support scheme will move to Inland Revenue’s new systems and process ... More >>

Have Your Say On Changes To The Rules For Tenants And Landlords

Friday, 21 February 2020, 10:23 am | Social Services and Community Committee

The Chairperson of the Social Services and Community Committee, Gareth Hughes, is calling for public submissions on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill, which was referred to the committee on 20 February 2020. The Residential Tenancies Act ... More >>

Have Your Say On The International Rules For Recovering Child Support From A Person Overseas

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 5:22 pm | Social Services and Community Committee

Parliament is now seeking public submissions on an international treaty that makes it possible to recover child or spousal support from someone who lives in another country. The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and ... More >>

Have your say on proposed changes to Superannuation

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 5:24 pm | Social Services and Community Committee

(Headline abbreviated, original headline: Have your say on the proposed changes to New Zealand Superannuation and Veteran’s Pension) More >>

Have your say on rates rebate applications

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 5:04 pm | Social Services and Community Committee

The Social Services and Community Committee is seeking submissions on the Rates Rebate (Statutory Declarations) Amendment Bill. This bill aims to improve the process of applying for rates rebates. It proposes: • Removing the requirement to make a statutory ... More >>

Have your say on the Veterans’ Support Amendment Bill

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 8:43 am | Social Services and Community Committee

The Social Services and Community Committee is calling for public submissions on the Veterans’ Support Amendment Bill. More >>

Have your say on the Oranga Tamariki Legislation Bill

Friday, 5 April 2019, 11:00 am | Social Services and Community Committee

The bill would amend 12 interrelated Acts and aims to give full effect to parts of the Children, Young Persons, and their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Act 2017. It seeks to ensure that the benefits of the policy to include 17-year-olds ... More >>

Have your say on the KiwiSaver Amendment Bill

Friday, 14 September 2018, 11:25 am | Social Services and Community Committee

The Social Services and Community Committee is seeking public submissions on a bill that would make it possible for foster parents, or kin carers, to open a KiwiSaver account for a foster child in their care. At present, foster parents must apply to ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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