Ombudsman concerned partnership school transparency
Chief Ombudsman concerned about proposal to reduce
transparency and accountability in partnership
The Chief Ombudsman’s submission to the
Science and Education Select Committee on proposal in the
Education Amendment Bill that "The Ombudsmen Act 1975 and
Official Information Act 1982 do not apply to a sponsor of a
partnership school kura hourua" is now available on our
website. You can read it here
Scoop copy of submission
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8/3: International Women’s Day Celebrated Around New Zealand
As women celebrate March 8th, International Women’s Day, in 23 events around New Zealand, it’s timely to reflect on the fact less than a third of our Members of Parliament are women, and that occupations that women dominate, such as caregivers, are amongst the lowest paid in New Zealand, Sue Kedgley, President of UN Women NZ said today.
“We hope that women’s issues will become prominent during election year and that all political parties will commit to policies that promote gender equity in New Zealand,” Ms Kedgley said.
“While women have made enormous progress in the last few decades, violence against women continues unabated and many women and girls suffer from discrimination and disadvantage around the world. More>>