Posts Tagged ‘Beneficiaries’

ACT party says people on benefit should not have babies Comments 1

Monday, August 28th, 2017
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ACT party leader David Seymour says if his party helps form the next Government, beneficiaries who “keep having children” will have their financial freedom taken away. Speaking in the minor party leaders debate last Saturday Seymour said having babies while on the benefit was an “outrage” to working parents, and “the biggest driver of child poverty Read more

Budget recognising some Kiwis are missing out Comments 0

Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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Two billion dollars will go back into the pockets of New Zealand families, with the Government unveiling a combination of tax cuts, a boost to the accommodation supplement and Working for Families. Salvation Army says the budget is a step in the right direction to correct the growing imbalance in New Zealand society between the Read more

Tolley says being on benefit not a lifestyle Comments 0

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

The Ministry of Social Development handed out 80,202 sanctions to clients between July 2013 and September 2014, mainly for people not turning up to appointments. Other reasons for sanctions leading to cuts or cancellation of benefits are failing to attend seminars or not providing proof of a job search. Minister of Social Development Anne Tolley Read more

Things may be not as rosy as they say in godzone Comments 0

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Things may not be as rosy as they say in God’s own country. A Canterbury Community Law (CCL) investigation, which looked at access to justice for beneficiaries, says beneficiaries felt they were treated as “non-humans” by Work and Income – not even allowed access to toilets during lengthy waits at offices. “Beneficiaries are uniformly scared stiff Read more

Reclassifying beneficiaries won’t create jobs say Caritas Comments 0

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Reclassifying beneficiaries under the new legislation will do nothing to create jobs says Caritas Aotearoa in the sumbission it made to Parliament’s social services committee on Wednesday Research and advocacy co-ordinator Lisa Beech said what the legislation was attempting to do had parallels with the poor houses of Britain in the 19th century. Beech said Read more

Free long term reversible contraception – oppression or liberation? Eugenics or social responsibility? Comments 0

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Is it oppression or liberation? Eugenics or social responsibility? The New Zealand Government’s proposal to make free long term reversible contraception available to beneficiaries and their daughters has created a tidal wave of comment and has seen groups that do not normally see eye to eye agreeing with each other. In its submission to the Read more

Foodbanks coming under pressure Comments 0

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Food banks around the country have empty shelves and no back-up as a wave of need hits New Zealand. Foodbanks from Auckland to Dunedin are reporting empty shelves and with Christmas looming they are asking for food donations – specifically canned soup, fruit and spreads. The Auckland City Mission said their food parcel statistics were Read more

No support for Child Poverty Group’s recommendation Comments 0

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

The Child Poverty Action Group report’s main recommendation – “that Working for Families tax credits should be made available to beneficiary families as well – is opposed by Labour and National alike,” writes Gordon Campbell. One in five New Zealand children live in poverty, with subsequent effects on their health, educational achievement, and productivity – to Read more

Archbishop heads delegation to discuss beneficiaries with English Comments 0

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Most beneficiaries are genuine, a Catholic delegation told Finance Minister Bill English last week, and the government should not describe beneficiaries in ways that stigmatise and stereotype the poor. The delegation, led by Archbishop John Dew, met Mr English on 15 August to discuss welfare reform, a day after the National government began a series Read more