Children's Commissioner Act 2003

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4 Interpretation

(1)

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

child, except in section 13, means a person under the age of 18 years

Commissioner means the Children’s Commissioner (formerly known as the Commissioner for Children) continued by this Act

Convention means the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, a copy of the English text of which is set out in Schedule 2

investigation includes an inquiry undertaken under section 12(1)(l)

Minister means, subject to any enactment, the Minister who is, with the authority of the Prime Minister, for the time being responsible for the administration of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989

officeholder means the individual who, for the time being, holds office as Commissioner.

(2)

Terms not defined in this Act but defined in the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 have the same meaning in this Act.

Section 4(1) fees framework: repealed, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

Section 4(1) Minister: amended, on 14 July 2017, by section 149 of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Act 2017 (2017 No 31).

Section 4(2): amended, on 14 July 2017, by section 149 of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Act 2017 (2017 No 31).