Children and Young People's Commission Act 2022

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Children and Young People’s Commission Act 2022

Public Act
2022 No 44
Date of assent
29 August 2022
see section 2


4Purpose of this Act
6Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi
8Children’s Convention
9Transitional, savings, and related provisions
10Act binds the Crown
11Children and Young People’s Commission established
12Commission’s board
13Experience and knowledge of board members
14Recommendation and endorsement of board members
15Nominations panel
16Appointment of Judge to Commission
17Duties of board
18Independence of Commission
19Exemption from income tax
20Function relating to promoting interests and well-being of children and young people
21Function relating to promoting and advancing rights of children and young people
22Function relating to encouraging children’s and young people’s participation and voices
23Additional functions, duties, or powers
24Commission must have regard to rights or interests and welfare of children
25Commission must not make adverse comment unless opportunity to be heard is given
26Commission’s code of ethics
27Special powers to call for information or documents
28Compliance with section 27
29Commission and staff must maintain secrecy
30Procedure for inquiries
31Information rules
32Content of information rules
33Sharing of information with Monitor and Ombudsman
34Commission may report interference or non-compliance
35Referral of matters
36Proceedings privileged
38Review of Act
39Principal regulations
40Schedule amended
41Consequential amendments
42Repeal of Children’s Commissioner Act 2003
Legislative history
Administrative information

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: