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The Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki.

Hot off the press is the Minister for Social Development, Anne Tolley’s announcement that the new children’ entity will be a stand-alone agency and it will be named The Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki. The new Chief Executive of the ministry has also been confirmed – Grainne Moss former head of BUPA. Minister Tolley has emphasised: “This is not a rebranding exercise….

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Spotlight on our members

Margaret Martin, Sisters of Mercy Wiri, and NZCCSS Council member, has penned this perceptive insight into housing. GOING DOWN State house numbers going down In 2013, 69,000 owned by the Crown.   People sleep in garages, cars and on the floor while MSD waiting lists continue to soar Men, women and children out in the cold And…

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Better Policy – Child’s Play

The Office of the Children’s Commissioner (OCC) is repeating its recent workshop on child-centred policy for the Institute of Governance and Policy Studies in Wellington on 6 September. Holly Walker, Principal Advisor and Dr Kathleen Logan, Senior Advisor, OCC, have prepared a valuable workshop on child-centred thinking and practical tools for considering children in policy making.          …

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CPAG report on student hardship

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has launched  Laybying our future: The state of student hardship in New Zealand. The report, written by a Master’s student Max Lin, looks at the challenges of very low levels of financial support on students.  The report recommends the reintroduction of interest on loans in return for more funding for students’ living costs….

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Policy Watch 2nd August 2016

“Overall, it looks like non profits, while crucial to New Zealand economy and society, are more precarious than they have been, for at least a decade and possibly longer.” Garth Nowland-Foreman, LEAD. Welcome to the latest Policy Watch e-newsletter and for this edition we reflect on the contribution of non profit organisations in New Zealand. It might have…

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Open letter by Kim Workman

Imagine my disappointment – Kim’s Workman’s open letter to the Minister of Justice Hon Amy Adams Minister of Justice Parliament Buildings Tēnā koe Minister, I want to congratulate you for the role you have played in developing the Social Investment in the Justice Sector initiative. It has real potential to bring an evidence-based approach to…

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