Posts Tagged ‘Welfare Sate’

Most New Zealanders want to get tough on sole parents Comments 0

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Most New Zealanders want to get tough on sole parents – but they don’t want them to go out to work until their children go to school.

The Herald’s “Mood of the Nation” survey asked two questions about welfare reform this year because it was expected to be a centrepiece of the National Party’s election manifesto.

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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