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All news from across the Ministry of Social Development.

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27 January 2017

Please attribute the following to Child, Youth and Family Deputy Chief Executive Murray Edridge.

26 January 2017

The following can be attributed to John McCarthy, The Tindall Foundation Manager and Chair of the Connection and Advocacy Service Establishment Steering Group (except where otherwise indicated).

20 January 2017

Read Social Housing Minister Amy Adams press release on the Beehive website.

20 January 2017

Social Housing Minister Amy Adams has today welcomed data showing new help introduced by the Government is creating tangible support for struggling New Zealanders.

19 January 2017

These provide a range of information about the number of working-age people receiving main benefits in New Zealand.

9 December 2016

On Thursday 08 December, the Ministry provided the following to media in response to allegations it does not take the welfare of its staff suffering family violence seriously, despite including Domestic Violence in its Special Leave provisions.

21 November 2016

Work and Income found there was an error in some people’s Accommodation Supplement payments. Some people were overpaid, and others were underpaid.

3 November 2016

Ministry of Social Development (MSD) Chief Executive, Brendan Boyle, and Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki Chief Executive, Gráinne Moss, today announced that MSD has opened a consultation process with staff, sharing an outline of the proposed organisational structures for both MSD and the new agency.