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18 August 2016

To be attributed to Ministry of Social Development Deputy Chief Executive Social Housing Nic Blakeley

18 August 2016

Ministry of Social Development Chief Executive Brendan Boyle says that the Cabinet’s decision to establish a new department is the best way to deliver a new operating model that will support better outcomes for New Zealand’s most vulnerable children and young people.

28 July 2016

Child, Youth and Family General Manager Operations, Kay Read calls for the McLean whānau to bring children out of hiding.

15 July 2016

Public submissions are invited for the Social Services Select Committee’s consideration of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Advocacy, Workforce, and Age Settings) Amendment Bill.

5 July 2016

In August 2016 the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) will commence its national office relocation to The Terrace.

5 July 2016

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is relocating its national office as part of a wider government property project that is forecasted to save the Government over $333 million in rent and other costs, MSD chief executive Brendan Boyle announced today.

4 July 2016

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is disputing aspects of a WorkSafe prosecution relating to the murder of two of its Ashburton staff after pleading guilty to a charge under section 50 of the Health and Safety in Employment Act.