Families Commission Act 2003

  • repealed
  • Families Commission Act 2003: repealed, on 30 June 2018, by section 7 of the Families Commission Act Repeal Act 2018 (2018 No 10).
8 Commission’s advocacy function

(1)

In order to perform its advocacy function, the Commission has the following additional functions:

(a)

to encourage and facilitate informed debate, by any of the following persons, on matters relating to the interests of families:

(i)

representatives of government, academic, and community sectors; and

(ii)

members of the public:

(b)

to increase public awareness and promote better understanding of matters relating to the interests of families, for example, the following matters:

(i)

the importance of stable family relationships (including those between parties to a marriage, civil union, or a de facto relationship); and

(ii)

the importance of the parenting role; and

(iii)

the rights and responsibilities of parents:

(ba)

to prepare and publish an annual Families Status Report that measures and monitors the well-being of New Zealand families:

(c)

to encourage and facilitate the development and provision, by Ministers of the Crown, departments of State, and other instruments of the Executive Government, of policies designed to promote or serve the interests of families:

(d)

to consider, and to report and make recommendations on, any matter (for example, a proposed government policy) relating to families that is referred to it by any Minister of the Crown:

(e)

to stimulate and promote research into any matter relating to the interests of families, for example,—

(i)

by collecting and disseminating information or research about families:

(ii)

by advising on areas where further research or information about families should be undertaken or collected:

(iii)

by entering into contracts or arrangements for research or information about families to be undertaken or collected:

(f)

to consult with, or to refer a matter to, any 1 or more other official bodies or statutory officers, if the Commission considers it necessary or desirable to do so for the proper performance of any or all of its other functions.

(g)
[Repealed]

(2)

The advocacy function does not include acting as an advocate for the interests of a particular family or particular families in connection with a particular case or issue.

(3)

In performing its advocacy function, the Commission must identify and have regard to factors that help to maintain or enhance either or both of the following:

(a)

families’ resilience:

(b)

families’ strengths.

Section 8 heading: amended, on 25 March 2014, by section 7(1) of the Families Commission Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 9).

Section 8(1): amended, on 25 March 2014, by section 7(2) of the Families Commission Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 9).

Section 8(1)(b)(i): amended, on 26 April 2005, by section 7 of the Relationships (Statutory References) Act 2005 (2005 No 3).

Section 8(1)(ba): inserted, on 25 March 2014, by section 7(3) of the Families Commission Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 9).

Section 8(1)(g): repealed, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

Section 8(2): inserted, on 25 March 2014, by section 7(4) of the Families Commission Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 9).

Section 8(3): inserted, on 25 March 2014, by section 7(4) of the Families Commission Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 9).