Oversight of Oranga Tamariki System and Children and Young People’s Commission Bill

59 Section 2 amended (Interpretation)

(1)

In section 2(1), definition of official information, paragraph (i), before “does not include”, insert “subject to paragraph (ia),”.

(2)

In section 2(1), definition of official information, after paragraph (i), insert:

(ia)

does not include information contained in any correspondence or communication that has taken place between an Ombudsman and any public service agency, Minister of the Crown, or organisation and that relates to—

(i)

an agency delivering services or support to children and young people through the Oranga Tamariki system and the performance or potential performance of functions under the Ombudsmen Act 1975, whether or not an investigation is or was notified by an Ombudsman under that Act:

(ii)

the provision of guidance by an Ombudsman under section 39 of the Oversight of Oranga Tamariki System and Children and Young People’s Commission Act 2021, other than information that came into existence before the commencement of the process to give such guidance; and

(ib)

does not include information provided by an Ombudsman to the Independent Monitor of the Oranga Tamariki System under section 51 of the Oversight of Oranga Tamariki System and Children and Young People’s Commission Act 2021; and

(3)

In section 2(1), insert in their appropriate alphabetical order:

Independent Monitor of the Oranga Tamariki System has the same meaning as in section 8(1) of the Oversight of Oranga Tamariki System and Children and Young People’s Commission Act 2021

Oranga Tamariki system has the meaning given in section 9 of the Oversight of Oranga Tamariki System and Children and Young People’s Commission Act 2021