Posts Tagged ‘Social Welfare’

The timing of Metiria Turei’s benefit fraud admission stinks – as does her handling of it

Monday, July 24th, 2017
Metiria Turei

Don’t be hoodwinked by the humbug being uttered by those fool enough to be making excuses for Metiria Turei, the long-time Green MP and now it turns out an even longer-time-ago benefit cheat. Those heaping praise on her for what they deem to be exceptional courage in confessing that she deliberately indulged in welfare fraud Read more

Shrinking resources to meet soaring demand

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

A new report from the NZ Council of Christian Social Services, NZCCSS, says there is a soaring demand being made on social service organisations. At the same time government support has shrunk, particularly in the form of food grants. Executive officer Trevor McGlinchey said social service organisations were under huge financial stress. But government funding Read more

Reclassifying beneficiaries won’t create jobs say Caritas

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

Government defends welfare reforms

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

The Government is rejecting opposition criticism of welfare reforms and says it’s on track to get 46,000 people off benefits over the next four years. Laws are going to be changed, requiring solo parents on a benefit to look for part-time work when their youngest child is five and fulltime work when that child turns Read more