Child Poverty Reduction Act 2018

Reprint as at 7 August 2020

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Child Poverty Reduction Act 2018

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

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 Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

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
Reprint notes

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: