Welcome to MSD’s consultation hub

This site will help you find and participate in the Ministry of Social Development’s consultations.

We welcome feedback on any of the consultations that interest you.

Closed consultations

  • Waiving the notice period when charging child support payments as income

    The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and Inland Revenue (IR) are seeking feedback on plans to amend their Approved Information Sharing Agreement (AISA) as part of the Child Support Pass-on initiative announced in Budget 2022. From 1 July 2023, Child Support payments will be...

    Closed 17 August 2022

  • Working for Families Tax Credits

    The Ministry of Social Development and Inland Revenue conducted public consultation on Working for Families tax credits from 20 April to 31 May 2022. This consultation has now closed. Thank you to all those who took the time to contribute and provided valuable...

    Closed 31 May 2022

  • Social cohesion for everyone in New Zealand | English

    On Friday 25 June, the government launched a significant work programme aimed at strengthening social cohesion in New Zealand and building a safer, more tolerant and inclusive society. From 25 June to 31 October, you can give your views and feedback on a broad range of social cohesion...

    Closed 31 October 2021