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  • repealed
  • Families Commission Act 2003: repealed, on 30 June 2018, by section 7 of the Families Commission Act Repeal Act 2018 (2018 No 10).

Reprint as at 30 June 2018

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Families Commission Act 2003

Public Act
2003 No 128
Date of assent
17 December 2003
see section 2

Families Commission Act 2003: repealed, on 30 June 2018, by section 7 of the Families Commission Act Repeal Act 2018 (2018 No 10).


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Social Development.


3Purpose of this Act
5Act binds the Crown
6Commission established
7Commission’s main functions
8Commission’s advocacy function
8ACommission’s monitoring, evaluation, and research function
9Government policy and priorities [Repealed]
10Diversity of New Zealand families
11Needs, values, and beliefs of particular groups
12Relevant international obligations
13Mechanisms for obtaining views of specified groups
14Referral to other official bodies or to statutory officers
15Commission is body corporate [Repealed]
16Capacity and powers [Repealed]
17Commission is Crown entity [Repealed]
18Membership of Commission
18AFamilies Commissioner
18BSocial Science Experts Panel
18CMembership of Social Science Experts Panel
19Board’s role [Repealed]
20Further provisions relating to members and board [Repealed]
21Accountability of members to Minister [Repealed]
22Minister’s role [Repealed]
23Minister accountable to House of Representatives [Repealed]
24Ability to delegate [Repealed]
25Effect of delegation [Repealed]
26Delegate presumed to act in accordance with delegation [Repealed]
27Other matters relating to delegation [Repealed]
28Board may appoint committees [Repealed]
29Membership of committee [Repealed]
30Committee to regulate own procedure [Repealed]
31Appointment of chief executive
32Terms and conditions of chief executive’s employment [Repealed]
33Delegation of powers or functions by chief executive [Repealed]
34Personnel policy: Commission to be good employer [Repealed]
35Establishment of superannuation schemes [Repealed]
36Employees not in service of the Crown [Repealed]
37Members and employees are officials [Repealed]
38Protections for members and employees from liabilities of Commission [Repealed]
39Immunity of members and employees from civil liability to third parties [Repealed]
40Indemnity for members and employees for costs from civil and criminal proceedings [Repealed]
41Insurance for members and employees [Repealed]
42Saving of judicial protections from liability [Repealed]
43Breach of indemnity and insurance limits [Repealed]
44Definitions for protections from liability [Repealed]
45Method of contracting [Repealed]
46Common seal [Repealed]
47Attorneys [Repealed]
48Dealings between Commission and other persons [Repealed]
49Commission’s funds [Repealed]
50Bank accounts [Repealed]
51Restrictions on investments [Repealed]
52Restrictions on borrowing [Repealed]
53Restrictions related to trusts and to forming or holding shares or interests in bodies corporate or associations [Repealed]
54Auditor-General to be auditor of Commission [Repealed]
55Tax status: Commission to be public authority [Repealed]
56Contents of annual report: requirements additional to those of section 41I of Public Finance Act 1989 [Repealed]
57Minister may conduct review [Repealed]
58Power to request information in connection with review [Repealed]
59Good reasons for refusing to supply requested information [Repealed]
60Public Records Act 2005 to apply
61Other enactments, functions, and powers not affected
62Amendments set out in Schedule 4
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