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News and Media

All news from across the Ministry of Social Development.

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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.

30 May 2019

The Government has announced a significant investment in MSD and our work to help New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent.

20 May 2019

The Government yesterday announced a package of new funding, as part of Wellbeing Budget 2019, dedicated to eliminating family violence and sexual violence in Aotearoa.

16 May 2019

The Ministry of Social Development has made changes in its approach to cases of high risk fraud investigations.

9 May 2019

Five children and families research projects will each receive funding from round 3 of the Children and Families Research Fund.

1 May 2019

Each year $750,000 is made available for policy-relevant research using Growing Up in New Zealand data.