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Ministerial Diary October 2017 - December 2018
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Minister for Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni, has proposed legislative changes to the Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill, to strengthen the regulation of social workers and better protect public safety.
Minister for Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni, today visited the Otara Work and Income service centre, the first Auckland office with the new and improved security features stemming from the Ashburton tragedy in 2014.
Cabinet has approved a work programme to thoroughly explore how we can achieve full accessiblity for disabled people and all New Zealanders, Minister for Disability Issues Carmel Sepuloni says.
Minister for Disability Issues Carmel Sepuloni has announced a new guide on accessible information on the United Nations’ international day for celebrating disabled people.
Minister for Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni, is pleased to announce that from tomorrow, people on the Disability Allowance, Child Disability Allowance or the Supported Living Payment are able to have assessments completed by nurse practitioners.
The Government is investing $15.379 million from Budget 2018 so that family violence service providers can work with whānau and families to break intergenerational cycles of abuse through post-crisis support, says Minister of Social Development Carmel Sepuloni.
Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni welcomes the passing of a Bill which will improve access to New Zealand Superannuation or Veteran’s Pension for those looking to retire to the Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau from New Zealand.
Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni has announced the rollout of an Industry Partnership programme which will deliver 160 caregiving jobs within the aged care sector across the country.
The Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme cap will increase by 1,750 to 12,850, providing much-needed labour for the horticulture and viticulture industries in New Zealand, say Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni and Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.
Minister of Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni, is welcoming the findings of a review of recent changes in Work and Income Service Centres and says more positive changes are on the way.
The immense talent in the Pasifika arts sector was celebrated tonight at the annual Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards, held at Parliament.
Latest benefit figures show the percentage of the working-age population receiving a main benefit remains the same as it was a year ago, Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni said today.
Minister of Social Development Carmel Sepuloni welcomed the release today of the thirteenth Household Incomes Report and the complementary Material Wellbeing report.
The Household Incomes Report shows:
The Government is developing a new Action Plan that will provide better support for over 430,000 New Zealanders who care for friends or family because of a health condition, injury or disability, Minister of Social Development Carmel Sepuloni announced today.
A new disability support system prototype starts today in the MidCentral DHB region, offering disabled people and whānau more flexibility and options, announced Minister for Disability Issues Carmel Sepuloni and Acting Associate Minister of Health James Shaw.
For the first time, chief executives from across the public service will be taking collective responsibility to end family and sexual violence in New Zealand.
Talofa lava, malo e lelei, kia orana, fakalofa lahi atu, taloha ni, ni sa bula vinaka, kam na mauri, halo olgeta tena koutou katoa – greetings in some of the many Pasifika languages.
Minister for Disability Issues Carmel Sepuloni has launched a new New Zealand Sign Language strategy on the inaugural International Day of Sign Languages.
Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage and Pacific Peoples Carmel Sepuloni will represent New Zealand at the opening of the Oceania exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London on Tuesday 25 September.
The Welfare Expert Advisory Group will be undertaking a six week consultation on the future of the welfare system from September 27th.
Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni is pleased to announce that the Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill has had its third reading and will soon become law.
New research shows that about half of all of the people who left the benefit system following the 2012/2013 welfare reforms were back on the benefit within 18 months highlighting the need for investment in the regions, higher education, and apprenticeship programs to keep people in work.
ACC Minister Iain Lees-Galloway and Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni will be spending Wednesday September 5 in wheelchairs to promote World Spinal Cord Injury Day and raise awareness of pressure injuries in New Zealand.