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All news from across the Ministry of Social Development.

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24 July 2017

Union members have now ratified a landmark agreement that will deliver significant pay increases and more training for about 1678 vocational and disability care and support workers.

21 July 2017

The Social Housing Quarterly Report provides a fuller picture of the progress we’re making to bring on additional supply, and how we support people with their housing and accommodation.

11 July 2017

The Government has this week approved $55.8 million of funding over five years to deliver pay equity and more training for approximately 1,678 vocational and disability support workers contracted by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki (MVCOT).

30 June 2017

The Minister for Seniors, Maggie Barry, says a new elder abuse intervention service which starts 1 July 2017 help keep older New Zealanders safe.

7 June 2017

The Ministry of Social Development can confirm we will not be setting up satellite services again – these services have not been offered for over two years.

25 May 2017

A $2.0 billion Family Incomes Package has been announced as part of Budget 2017.

19 May 2017

Ministry of Social Development Chief Executive, Brendan Boyle today announced that Murray Edridge will be stepping aside from his current duties as acting Deputy Chief Executive in the organisation.

17 May 2017

This is the sixth valuation of the future cost of New Zealand’s working-age benefit system.

16 May 2017

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) today released the independent review into events surrounding the potential breach of privacy relating to the collection of individual client data.

3 May 2017

Selected Extensions to the Family Start Quasi-Experimental Impact Study are Now Available Online.

3 May 2017

We’re here to help New Zealanders.

3 May 2017

A refresh of the Better Public Services targets will further improve the lives of New Zealanders, State Services Minister Paula Bennett says.