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MinisterMinister for Social Development
Current MinisterHon Anne Tolley

Ministry of Social Development

Crown Entities

Children’s Commissioner
Families Commission
New Zealand Artificial Limb Board
Social Workers Registration Board

PFA schedule organisations


Other Organisations

Social Security Appeal Authority
Student Allowance Appeals Authority
Social Workers Complaints and Disciplinary Tribunal


Vote Social Development


Ministry of Social Development
Children, Young Persons and Their Families Act 1989
Children’s Commissioner Act 2003
Department of Child, Youth and Family Services Act 1999
Department of Social Welfare Act 1971
Disabled Persons Community Welfare Act 1975, Parts I, III and IV
Education Act 1989, Part XXV (Student Allowances)
Employment Services and Income Support (Integrated Administration) Act 1998
Families Commission Act 2003
Family Benefits (Home Ownership) Act 1954
New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001 (Part 1 and Schedule 1)
Social Security Act 1964
Social Welfare (Transitional Provisions) Act 1990
Social Workers Registration Act 2003
Student Loan Scheme Act 2011
Vulnerable Children Act 2014 1

Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment
Disabled Persons Employment Promotion Repeal Act 2007

1 The Minister for Social Development is responsible for the administration of Parts 1 and 2.