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Families Commission

'It's not ok' campaign wins award

Wellington, June 21 NZPA - The It's Not Ok family violence campaign won the top award at the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ) Public Sector Excellence Awards.

Families Commission sets agenda

Families Commission sets agenda
Wellington, May 24 NZPA - Addressing teenage pregnancies, debt among Pacific families and strengthening whanau support have been outlined as goals for the Families Commission, chief commissioner Jan Pryor says in her final agency overview.

ACT's budget more generous than the Government's

ACT's budget more generous than the Government's
Wellington, May 19 NZPA - The ACT Party has put up an alternative budget which would use $3.1 billion of "government waste" to help fund income tax cuts much more generous than the Government is planning.

Pryor says criticism didn't cause her resignation

Wellington, April 21 NZPA - Chief Families Commissioner Jan Pryor says criticism of research carried out by her organisation had no influence on her decision to resign. Ms Pryor resigned last month and leaves the job at the end of this month.

Resignation black and white, says Families Commission head

Resignation black and white, says Families Commission head
Wellington, March 25 NZPA - Outgoing Chief Families Commissioner Jan Pryor has rubbished claims her resignation was prompted by untenable relationships with other commissioners or the National Government.

Chief Families Commissioner Struggles With Whanau Ora

By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Dec 9 NZPA - Labour and National MPs were gobsmacked today when the head of the Families Commission said she could not define a policy with a Maori name because she was a middle class white woman.

Anti-Smacking Law Working Well - Barnardos

Wellington, Nov 12 NZPA - The Government is working to build "fragile" confidence in anti-smacking laws, Prime Minister John Key says.

Report Finds No Evidence Of Needless Prosecutions For Smacking

Report Finds No Evidence Of Needless Prosecutions For Smacking
Wellington, Nov 11 NZPA - A review of anti-smacking legislation which found no evidence parents were being subjected to "unnecessary state intervention" for lightly smacking their children confirms the law change was a positive step, the Families Commission says.

Early Intervention Welfare Programmes To Be Reviewed: Bennett

Early Intervention Welfare Programmes To Be Reviewed: Bennett
Wellington, Oct 9 NZPA - Early intervention welfare programmes are to be reviewed to see if they are working effectively, Social Development Minister Paula Bennett said today.

Govt Accused Of Ignoring Select Committee Process -- Again

Govt Accused Of Ignoring Select Committee Process -- Again
Wellington, Aug 26 NZPA - The Government has been criticised for making a decision before it hears from the select committee investigating the issue -- for the second time this week.

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