This page keeps you updated on reforms / reviews / consultations relevant to the community sector. If this page is missing something that you think should be included, please let us know.

Call for Feedback on Tier 3 & 4 Reporting Standards – Have Your Say

Summary of NFP Feedback Information

Request For Information re Simple Format Reporting Standards

2nd Nov, 2020


Charities Act review

The Charities Act 2005 is being reviewed to ensure that it is effective and fit for purpose. The Department of Internal Affairs released a discussion document and consultation has now closed. More information on the review can be found here.

Sue Barker and Dave Henderson have received funding from a group of 12 community trusts and foundations to make sure there is a strong community voice in the review. Click here for information they have put together on the review.

You can read CNA’s submission here.

Changes to COGs funding

Earlier this year changes were announced to COGs funding that would have resulted in some areas receiving much less funding. This change is now on hold. CNA is watching this space closely.

Other Government reforms / reviews underway

Current consultations

  • The Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill is open for public consultation. The closing date for submissions is Tuesday, 16 July 2019, click here for more information.

Other reforms to note

  • The Government is reviewing of the New Zealand Health and Disability Sector. For more information click here.
  • The Safe and Effective Justice Programme Advisory Group – Te Uepū Hāpai i te Ora – is working on long term solutions to improve community safety and the way justice works. They released the report He Waka Roimata (A Vessel of Tears) – which provides valuable insights into public attitudes and ideas about New Zealand’s justice system, To read the report and find out more click here.
  • Child Wellbeing Strategy – the strategy will commit Government to set and report on its actions to improve the wellbeing of all children and young people. For more information click here.
  • The Mental Health and Addiction Report has been released, for more information click here.

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