Posts Tagged ‘Paula Bennett’

Paula Bennett comes out in full support of euthanasia bill

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

National deputy leader Paula Bennett has come out in strong support of the End of Life Choice Bill, which would legalise euthanasia. Bennett is the highest-profile National MP to support the members’ bill, which her leader opposes. The success or failure of the bill will likely hinge on the amount of National MPs who support it. Read more

Mother of 2 pays $375 a week for caravan park cabin

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Mother-of-two Mandy pays $375 a week for the one-bedroom caravan park cabin she shares with her two children aged 10 and 12. They moved to Western Park Village in Ranui, west Auckland, at Christmas as a last resort. “I hate it here,” she said. “I want to move out, I want my own place. There’s Read more

NZ Bishops would support sex abuse investigation – PM says not necessary

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Archbishop John Dew, the Archbishop of Wellington New Zealand, and President of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference says he supports the Royal Commission into institutionalised child abuse by priests announced in Australia. Archbishop Dew said the NZCBC  would support any similar investigation in New Zealand. But the Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key says he Read more

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

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

Enough talk – Move children out of poverty now

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Long term planning is needed, but the real need is to immediately move children out of poverty. The time for talk is over says Child Poverty Action Group. It says the Government must act to protect children now, not some time in the future. The Minister of Social Development, Paula Bennett, has announced a Green paper Read more