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Commissioner welcomes greater protection for vulnerable children

August 2013

The announcement of legislative changes to protect vulnerable children reflects an important shift in the balance between respecting a parent’s rights and ensuring a child’s right to be safe.

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A good start

May 2013

Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills has acknowledged the Government’s formal response to his Expert Advisory Group (EAG) report Solutions to Child Poverty in New Zealand: Evidence for Action.

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Food in Schools - let’s get it right

May 2013

Dr Wills, Children’s Commissioner, says he is pleased that today’s announcements about food in schools include more money for KidsCan.

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Budget announcements on child poverty a good start

May 2013

Today’s budget announcements on child poverty are good first steps for our most vulnerable children, says Dr Russell Wills, Children’s Commissioner.

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New Deputy Children’s Commissioner welcomed

March 2013

Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills today welcomed Dr Justine Cornwall as the new Deputy Children’s Commissioner.

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Book Month inspires family reading

March 2013

The Children’s Commissioner, Dr Russell Wills, says Book Month is a great idea and a novel way to promote the benefits of reading.

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Media enquiries

Catherine Jeffcoat

Phone: 027 696 5101

Email: c.jeffcoat@occ.org.nz