Funding for the Families Commission has been slashed and the number of commissioners cut from seven to one.
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett annouced the restructuring today.
Of the $32.48 million funding the Families Commission receives over four years, the Government would use a minimum of $14.2 million over four years to set up a new Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (SuPERU).
The Families Commission would be reduced to a single commissioner and would be governed by a board comprising public sector, philanthropic and academic representatives, Mrs Bennett said. [Read more…]