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Proposed Donation Guidelines


14 Nov 2017

The Children's Commissioner submitted to ACART on a review of guidelines to be used for ethical review of complex fertility treatment involving donations of gametes, embryos and use of surrogacy.

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Domestic Violence – Victims Protection Bill submission


1 May 2017

Children are significantly impacted by family violence. The impact of domestic violence on children – and the impact of any potential law change - must be directly considered.

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Oranga Tamariki Bill -- the use of police cells


1 Apr 2017

Children, Young Persons and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Bill: Children’s Commission

Explanation of why we should limit the use of Police cells to hold young people on remand.

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1 Jan 2017

Submission to the Education and Science Select Committee on seclusion and use of physical restraint in schools.