Children's Commissioner Act 2003

Functions, powers, and duties of Commissioner

11 Matters to which Commissioner must have regard in exercising functions or powers

In performing or exercising the Commissioner’s functions or powers under this Act, the Commissioner must have regard to the following matters:


the Convention:


the principle that the Commissioner should give serious consideration to the views of children and take those views into account:


the principle that the Commissioner should recognise the diversity of children in New Zealand:


the principles stated in sections 4A and 5 of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989, so far as they are applicable and with all necessary modifications.

Section 11(d): amended, on 1 July 2019, by section 37 of the Oranga Tamariki Legislation Act 2019 (2019 No 30).

Section 11(d): amended, on 14 July 2017, by section 149 of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Act 2017 (2017 No 31).