Green Paper submissions released

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has released a summary of submissions to the Green Paper for Vulnerable Children and over 600 full submissions from various organisations.

This surprising and welcomed news comes after Minister Bennett earlier said that she was unable to release the submissions.

From the New Zealand government press release:

Thousands of people took part in the Green Paper consultation through 68 public meetings from Kaitaia to Invercargill and by making submissions via mail, email, online surveys, and even on Facebook.

This process resulted in almost 10,000 submissions made by non-government organisations, community groups and members of the public including over 2,000 children.

All Green Paper submissions were read, analysed and collated as officials and experts across government agencies developed the White Paper which is to be released this October.

A summary of the Green Paper submissions and over 600 full submissions are available online at, including:

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