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Previous information releases

Listed here, by topic, are previous proactively released documents by MSD.

We have released these documents proactively because they are in high demand, or we expect that they will be in high demand.

Welfare Expert Advisory Group report evidence review papers

An 11 member Welfare Expert Advisory Group (WEAG) was established in mid-2018 to provide advice to the Government on options that could best give effect to its vision for the future direction of the social welfare system. The Ministry of Social Development provided the WEAG with advice on a number of areas to inform the group’s work.

Oranga Tamariki National Care Standards and Related Matters Amendment Regulations 2019

The papers released detail amendments to the Oranga Tamariki (National Care Standards and Related Matters) Regulations 2018 (NCS Regulations). The amendments made clarify timing and monitoring requirements for the independent monitor of the Oranga Tamariki system.

SSC Inquiry into use of external security consultants by government agencies

On 18 December, 2018, the State Services Commission released a report into an inquiry into the use of external security consultants by government agencies.

Release of individual client level data documents - August 2017

The documents released contain a range of material, including internal emails and official advice to Ministers on the proposal to collect client level data from providers.

MSD’s national office relocation - December 2017

In August 2016 we commenced relocating our national office relocation to The Terrace. We published several documents relating to decision making on MSD’s national office relocation, and the costs of relocation.

Internal investigation into incorrect instruction issued to staff

This internal investigation looked at the circumstances that led to an incorrect instruction being issued to some of our staff, about making notifications to another government agency.

Emergency accommodation for high risk offenders – reviews of process

Emergency housing for released offenders is provided and funded by both MSD and the Department of Corrections. Following an issue in which a high risk child sex offender was placed by Corrections in a motel that also housed vulnerable families being supported by MSD through emergency housing special needs grants, both internal and external reviews of the process were conducted.

Aligning policies and practice

Over two years we made revisions to our operational policies and legislation after becoming aware in 2015 that our practice didn’t always align with the law.

Action Plan to Deliver the Construction Skills Strategy

On 4 October the Government announced its Action Plan to Deliver the Construction Skills Strategy.

The Action Plan is made up of six initiatives. Two of these initiatives are being led by MSD.

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