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Children's Commissioner's Views on Priorities for Children in New Zealand


20 Mar 2020

This is the report that our Office submitted to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in March 2020.

Submission: Education and Training Bill


10 Mar 2020

The Education and Training Bill (the Bill) is a culmination of two years of reviews, including advice from the Tomorrow’s Schools Review Taskforce and Kōrero Mātauranga – a national consultation on th

Royal Commission submission

Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care


7 Nov 2019

Submission from the Children's Commissioner, presented to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care, which is looking into what happened to children, young people and vulnerable adults in car

Submission: Implementing the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015


4 Oct 2019

This submission is from the Children's Convention Monitoring Group (CMG), which is convened by the Office of the Children's Commissioner.

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Position brief: It's time to stop criminalising children under 14


2 Oct 2019

We should raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to a minimum of 14 years old.

Submission: Civics and Citizenship Education


26 Sep 2019

Feedback on discussion documents: Teaching and Learning Guide, Exemplar and Progression Tables.