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29 August 2019

New Zealand's first Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy is about improving the wellbeing of all children and young people, with a particular focus on those experiencing poverty and those with greater needs.

1 August 2019

Work-ready job seekers are joining in the clean-up effort at the Fox Landfill slip following the activation of emergency response funding.

10 July 2019

The Oranga Tamariki Act has been updated to improve how personal information is shared for the wellbeing and safety of tamariki.

14 June 2019

On 20th February 2019, the Ministry for Social Development and the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment asked for feedback on replacing the Minimum Wage Exemption with a wage-supplement approach.

4 June 2019

Social Development Minister, Carmel Sepuloni, has confirmed Budget 2019 funding for the next wave of data collection by the Growing Up in New Zealand study.

4 June 2019

Applications for policy-relevant research projects are now invited for the 2019 funding round of the Children and Families Research Fund.