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Whats happening with the proposed changes to Child Support

From the Hearld Online

About three years ago the Government began a review of child support legislation, with all sides of the debate agreeing that the law is unfair, inflexible and causing many families serious harm. Last year a bill emerged, but there seems little enthusiasm to make progress and it is in 49th place on the parliamentary Order Paper as it awaits a first reading before being sent to a select committee for consideration. To be fair, the new law is not due to come into force until 2013, so it is not exactly urgent. But there is some suspicion that the bill is being kept on the back burner because IRD won’t be able to implement it if it does enter the statute books. John Key has already noted that the IRD’s ageing computer system needs a $1 billion upgrade.

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