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1 Apr 2007

This is a Families Commission submission to the Māori Affairs Select Committee inquiry into barriers to Māori children’s participation in early childhood education, and how to increase their participation.

The submission noted that there is a lack of information about...

Document type: Submission
Size: 203.67 KB
1 Apr 2007

This research report provided insight into the complexity of family interactions around the negative behaviours of both parents and children.

Fairness is an easily recognised property of everyday interactions among family members. All parents will have heard their...

Document type: Report
Size: 810.2 KB
1 Apr 2007

On 1 July 2005, after 25 years of private legal proceedings, the Family Court in New Zealand was opened up to the media and hence to the public gaze.

This was a substantial reversal of previous regulation of court reporting in the Family Court. The general approach to...

Document type: Report
Size: 418.19 KB
1 Mar 2007

This submissions commented on a number of policy issues arising because of advances in reproductive research techniques.

The Families Commission supports ethical research which could lead to advances in reproductive technologies. We noted that guidelines are needed when...

Document type: Submission
Size: 33.72 KB
1 Mar 2007

This submissions supported moves to provide more protection for people making enduring powers of attorney.

The Commission suggested, however, that there be clear guidelines on what it means to be wholly mentally incapable, that a specialist make the determination of a...

Document type: Submission
Size: 39.86 KB
1 Feb 2007
Document type: Research Summary
Document: oss-summary.pdf
Size: 468.65 KB
1 Feb 2007

It draws on information from a large consultation exercise that asked a wide range of parents, carers and children how they would like to see OSS develop.

The term ‘out of school services’ (OSS) refers to before-school, after-school and school-holiday programmes for...

Document type: Report
Document: oss.pdf
Size: 1.4 MB
1 Feb 2007

Between 2003 and 2004, one in 10 New Zealanders changed their family type. Understanding how and why families change or remain stable is important because of the impact on our government’s policies and family services. This report analyses one year of statistical family changes.

Document type: Research Summary
Size: 322.23 KB
1 Feb 2007

Between 2003 and 2004, one in 10 New Zealanders changed their family type. Understanding how and why families change or remain stable is important because of the impact on our government’s policies and family services. This report analyses one year of statistical family changes.

Document type: Report
Document: moving-on.pdf
Size: 290.44 KB
1 Dec 2006

Family life cycle stages are an essential research model, but sometimes cannot reflect current social variations. This study reviews that model and different empirical typologies that could be used in other studies in order to clarify the types of households in need of policy concern and...

Document type: Report
Size: 440.81 KB
Last update: 21 Apr 2018