Historical Ex Gratia and Compensation claims post March, 2017.

Lance-Desmond: Lavery made this Official Information request to Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children

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From: Lance-Desmond: Lavery

Dear Child Youth and Family,

Under the legislated rule of society which is given the force of Law and is commonly referred to as the "Official Information Act 1982". I, require the department of Child, Youth and Family (CYF) to provide the following information...

1. The legal (not the Oxford English) definition of the terms, "Ex Gratia" and "Compensation" (for damages) as they are applied by CYF legally?

2. Information regarding any external entities that can hear claims? For example... The Human Rights Review Tribunal.

3. How will "historical" Ex Gratia and Compensation claims be conducted post April, 2017 after the organisation commonly referred to as CYF has been disolved?

4. Will CYF still perform ALL legally required duties according to the provisions of the Acts of Parliament that govern the organisation prior to April, 2017?

5. The procedure one is required to conduct in order to undertake an Ex Gratia and/or Compensation claim against the department of Child, Youth and Family. *Please be as specific and clear as possible when providing this information in order to avoid confusion.

I look forward to the department of Child, Youth and Family (CYF) providing me with their prompt and legally required response.

Yours faithfully,

Lance-Desmond: Lavery

P.S. I reside on the geographical location commonly referred to as
"New Zealand". I make this statement as a way of satisfying the eligibility requirements of s12(1) of the Official Information Act.

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From: Pauline Scott

Dear Mr Lavery

I am writing to inform you that inquiries are taking longer than expected in regards to your email of 14 May 2016. The Ministry requires extra time to consult with other parties so as to provide you with a fulsome response.

I apologise for the delay. You can expect a response no later than 30 June 2016.

Yours sincerely

Pauline Scott
Advisor
Ministerial & Executive Services 
Ministry of Social Development | National Office | Level 8 | Bowen State Building | Bowen Street | Wellington
PO Box 1556 | Wellington | New Zealand

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From: Pauline Scott


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Dear Mr Lavery

 

Please find on the attached document a response on behalf of the Chief
Executive, Ministry of Social Development, to your recent email.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Pauline Scott
Advisor

Ministerial & Executive Services 
Ministry of Social Development | National Office | Level 8 | Bowen State
Building | Bowen Street | Wellington

PO Box 1556 | Wellington | New Zealand

 

 

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From: Lance-Desmond: Lavery

Dear Pauline Scott,

I would like to thank you for your response. As far as I can deduce it was clear, precise and articulated very well. Credit must be given when credit is due.

It would be ideal that any future requests to the department of Child, Youth and Family be answered with the same level of professionalism you have demonstrated.

Yours sincerely,

Lance-Desmond: Lavery

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