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10 February 2016

Statement by Ministry of Social Development Associate Deputy Chief Executive Carl Crafar:

5 February 2016

Ministry of Social Development Associate Deputy Chief Executive Carl Crafar says incorrect information on a client’s online Work and Income account was human error and not an IT issue with the RealMe log-in.

28 January 2016

Underpinning recent Welfare Reforms is an investment approach to reducing long-term benefit receipt and its associated social and financial outcomes. Annual actuarial valuations of the lifetime cost of working-age beneficiaries provide insight into the benefit system and how it is changing over time.

22 January 2016

From 25 January 2016, 138 young New Zealanders are having an exciting six months ahead – their Youth Parliament 2016 tenure. 121 Youth Members of Parliament (Youth MPs) and 17 Youth Press Gallery members will hold office until 25 July 2016, with the first highlight being extensive tenure training held across the country in January and February.

14 January 2016
5 January 2016
16 December 2015

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has completed its consultation with staff and is able to confirm the new structure of the Ministry of Youth Development (MYD).

16 December 2015

To be attributed to Ministry of Social Development Chief Executive, Brendan Boyle

3 December 2015

The Minister for Social Development has released the Chief Social Worker’s Review of Practice for Sexual Exploitation of Vulnerable Adolescents in Auckland, the findings of a review into the involvement of Child, Youth and Family with the young people involved in ‘Operation Clover’.

19 November 2015

The Education Act 1989 has served education well in the 26 years since it became law, but a lot has changed since then. It’s time to take another look at the Act, to see how it can better fit our modern educational environment, and help raise achievement for all children and young people. Minister of Education Hekia Parata launched a public consultation on November 2, which runs until December 14.

14 November 2015

Today Hon Nikki Kaye, the Minister for Youth, released a cross-agency response Supporting LGBTI Young People in New Zealand.

12 November 2015

The Youth Fund 2016 supports projects and activities designed to develop skills and knowledge in decision-making and leadership and/or positively contributing to their communities.