Posts Tagged ‘Families Commission’

Churches can play a role in Pacific people’s problem debt

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

The Families Commission has released  a report Pacific families and Problem Debt  which is based partly on discussions with members of Pacific communities and 25 agencies, such as budgeting services. Many of the service providers and informants stated that belonging to, and fully participating in, churches was important to their Pacific clients. This included making financial contributions to Read more

Families Commission in for major shake up

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

The Families Commission will lose six out of seven of its commissioners under reforms proposed by the Government, and more than half of its budget will be redirected into a new research unit. Social Development Minister Paula Bennett announced the major shake-up yesterday, in which the commission will take on a new monitoring and research Read more

Paid Parental Leave Bill -successive governments undervalue mothers

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Family First  says the Government is undervaluing mothers by not allowing a bill, proposing to extend paid parental leave, to proceed to a first reading. In the week before Easter a member’s bill which aims to extend paid parental leave in New Zealand from 14 to 26 weeks came up in the ballot. It is being proposed by Labour’s Sue Read more