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31 July 2014

The Government has announced a cross-Government package to better protect victims of family violence.

25 June 2014

The Government today confirmed that Christchurch residents who have received an Increased Flooding Vulnerability letter from the Earthquake Commission are eligible to apply for assistance under the Temporary Accommodation Assistance programme (TAA).

27 May 2014

Last year, I commissioned a review of social worker’s caseloads and workloads to be carried out by the Office of the Chief Social Worker. It was presented to me on 2 May, and I now present the findings.

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