State Sector (Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children) Order 2017

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State Sector (Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children) Order 2017

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 18th day of December 2017

Present:
The Right Hon Jacinda Ardern presiding in Council

This order is made under sections 30A and 30K of the State Sector Act 1988 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.

Order

1 Title

This order is the State Sector (Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children) Order 2017.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force on 18 January 2018.

3 State Sector Act 1988 amended

(1)

In the State Sector Act 1988, Schedule 1, repeal the item relating to Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki.

(2)

In the State Sector Act 1988, Schedule 1, insert in its appropriate alphabetical order:

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children

4 Application of consequential changes to reference provisions

Sections 30H and 30I of the State Sector Act 1988 apply to enactments or other things coming into force, entered into, or created during the transitional period of 12 months, beginning on 18 January 2018 and ending on 18 January 2019, after the name of the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki is changed to Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children.

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order, which comes into force on 18 January 2018, amends the State Sector Act 1988 (the Act) by replacing the reference to the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki in the list of departments of the Public Service in Schedule 1 with a reference to Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children.

The name of the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki will change to Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children by exercise of the Crown’s prerogative on 18 January 2018. The effect of this order is that the Act will apply to Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children after the name change.

Sections 30H and 30I of the Act provide that, after a name change, any reference to the old name of a department in any enactment or thing existing or in force at the time of the name change must be read as a reference to the department under its new name. This order also applies the sections to a transitional period beginning on 18 January 2018 and ending on 18 January 2019. This means that any reference to the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki in any enactment or thing coming into force, entered into, or created during the transitional period must be read as a reference to Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 21 December 2017.

This order is administered by the State Services Commission.