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Child Poverty Reduction Act 2018

Public Act
 
2018 No 57
Date of assent
 
20 December 2018
Commencement
 
see section 2

Contents

1Title
2Commencement
3Purpose of this Act
4Overview of this Act
5Interpretation
6Statistician’s definitions
7Transitional, savings, and related provisions
8Act binds the Crown
9Purpose of primary measures
10Low income: less than 50% of median equivalised DHI (without deducting housing costs) for financial year
11Low income: less than 50% of median equivalised DHI (after deducting housing costs) for base financial year
12Material hardship
13Persistent poverty
14Purpose of supplementary measures
15Low income: less than 60% of median equivalised DHI (without deducting housing costs) for financial year
16Low income: less than 60% of median equivalised DHI (after deducting housing costs) for financial year
17Low income: less than 50% of median equivalised DHI (after deducting housing costs) for financial year
18Low income: less than 40% of median equivalised DHI (after deducting housing costs) for financial year
19Severe material hardship
20Low income and hardship: less than 60% of median equivalised DHI (after deducting housing costs) for financial year and material hardship
21Targets: duty to set
22Targets: content
23Targets: setting, changing, and publication
24Targets: presentation to House of Representatives
25Targets: application of Legislation Act 2012
26Targets: duty to review
27Targets: duty to explain non-compliance
28Targets: effect
29Targets: accountabilities to Parliament and Executive
30Reports: duty to prepare
31Reports: content: general
32Reports: content: analysis of identified populations
33Reports: consultation and acting independently
34Reports: Statistician decides how statistics to be produced
35Reports: duty to follow statistical best practice
36Reports: publication
37Reports: presentation to House of Representatives
38Child poverty related indicators: duty to identify
39Identified indicators: identifying, changing, and publication
40Identified indicators: presentation to House of Representatives
41Identified indicators: application of Legislation Act 2012
42Identified indicators: duty to review
43Identified indicators: purpose and effect
44Monitoring reports: duty to prepare
45Monitoring reports: content
46Monitoring reports: publication
47Monitoring reports: presentation to House of Representatives
48Amendments to Public Finance Act 1989
49New section 15EA inserted (Main Appropriation Bill: supporting information relating to child poverty)
15EAMain Appropriation Bill: supporting information relating to child poverty
50Consequential amendments
Legislative history
Administrative information

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: