The objective of this bill is to establish a Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission that will contribute to better mental health and wellbeing outcomes for people in New Zealand. It will also contribute to improving equity for Māori, Pacific peoples, disabled people, rainbow communities, and other groups that experience poorer mental health and wellbeing outcomes.
Royal Assent given 30 June 2020.
Enacted as the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission Act 2020 (2020/32)
|Bill type||Government bill|
|Introduced||14 November 2019|
|First reading||19 November 2019|
|Select Committee||Health Committee|
|Public submissions due||11 December 2019|
|Select Committee report back||24 March 2020|
|Second reading||27 May 2020|
|Committee of the whole House||3 June 2020|
|Third reading||24 June 2020|
|Royal Assent||30 June 2020|
|Enacted as||Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission Act 2020 (2020/32)|
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