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Families Commission, 'On the couch'

Families Commission, 'On the couch'

Ryan Monga (left) and Betty-Anne Monga with son Jesse (aged nine) sit on a couch in the garden of their Manurewa, Auckland home in April 2006. They were one of 7,000 families involved in a Families Commission polling scheme run around the country asking their opinions on various family issues. The Families Commission was established as an autonomous Crown entity in 2004, as part of a United Future and Labour deal following the 2002 election. It was renamed Superu – Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit – in 2014.

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Rob Laking, 'Crown entities - Why were Crown entities created?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Rob Laking, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 30 Jun 2015