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News and Media

All news from across the Ministry of Social Development.

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5 October 2022

In Aotearoa New Zealand one in three people will experience physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime. While family violence help is available, not everyone knows how to access it.

12 September 2022

Preparing all young people for satisfying and rewarding working lives is an important issue to explore. We are seeking your views on possible future directions for system-level changes. You can provide your views through a short survey.

19 August 2022

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and Workbridge have announced an upcoming change to the administration and management of Job and Training Support Funds for disabled people.

20 July 2022

The Ministry of Social Development and Inland Revenue are holding public consultation on plans to amend their Approval Information Sharing Agreement. This is part of Child Support Pass-on announced in Budget 2022.