Posts Tagged ‘welfare’

Government and church leaders discuss mutual priorities

Monday, March 22nd, 2021
church leaders

Housing, access to COVID vaccination, income and well being, are some of the major concerns church leaders raised recently at a church and government meeting. As reported recently by CathNews, church leaders met, March 11, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni and Housing Minister Megan Woods to discuss issues of mutual Read more

Children victims of Government policy

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Vulnerable children are bearing the brunt of Government changes to welfare benefits, with sole parents the majority of those with children having their benefits cut, says Child Poverty Action Group. Figures obtained by the lobby group under the Official Information Act show since the Government’s first tranche of welfare reforms were introduced in July last Read more

Archbishop of Westminster critical of Iain Duncan Smith

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Iain Duncan Smith, British Prime Minister’s Work and Pensions Secretary, is in New Zealand to give a lecture for the Maxim Institute. His reforms are a trial run for what a local welfare working group chaired by economist Paula Rebstock has recommended here. Rebstock had a rather narrower assignment – to “reduce long-term benefit dependency”. Read more