News archive

Catch up with the latest news from the Committee.

Title Date
Bill to establish child sex offender register

The Social Services Committee has presented its report to the House on the Child Protection (Child Sex Offender Register) Bill.

20 September 2016
How should the social work sector operate?

Rules governing social workers are under scrutiny by the Social Services Committee. The committee is conducting an inquiry into the operation of the Social Workers Registration Act 2003.

05 August 2016
Bill to rewrite social security laws

Update: The Social Services Committee has now reported on the Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill. This bill aims to update the drafting, style, and structure of New Zealand’s social security legislation.

08 August 2016
Proposed changes to the care and protection of children and young people

Currently, State care and protection ends on a young person’s 17th birthday. Raising this to end on their 18th birthday is one of the changes proposed in a bill being considered by the Social Services Committee.

20 September 2016
Cutting benefits to offenders not complying with community sentences

Parliament is considering a bill that would allow all or part of an offender’s benefit to be stopped if they repeatedly failed to comply with a community-based sentence.

18 August 2016