Submissions open on bill to disestablish Families Commission - Superu

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The Families Commission Act Repeal Bill has been referred to the Social Services and Community Select Committee.

The bill would repeal the Families Commission Act 2003 and disestablish the Families Commission, which operates as Superu.

Submissions are now being accepted on the bill until 16 March 2018.

The Parliament website notes "Some of the commission’s functions have already been transferred to the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Social Development, and the Social Investment Agency. The commission’s remaining responsibilities, liabilities, and assets will be transferred to the Ministry of Social Development when the legislation commences."

Superu previously managed the contract for the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse (NZFVC). NZFVC contract management has now been transferred to the Ministry of Justice.

The previous government's decision to disestablish Superu was announced in 2017. This bill has been introduced by current Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni.

More information related to making a submission is available online.

Other Government submissions currently open

Submissions are being accepted on the Employment Relations Amendment Bill until 30 March 2018.

Submissions are being accepted on the Child Poverty Reduction Bill until 4 April 2018.

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