Welfare Headlines

3K to Christchurch working for Jobseekers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says 157 people across the country have so far taken up the Governments 3K to Christchurch scheme. Read more »

Political debate Thursday July 31st at Whanau Centre

Press Release – Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

Waipareira will host a political debate on Thursday at Whanau Centre, Henderson, starting at 7pm. Hosted by broadcaster Willie Jackson, candidates will be asked the tough questions about Whanau Ora, the future of the Maori Seats, Housing, Child Poverty … Read more »

Major campaign launches to end gross overtaxation of savings

Press Release – Fair Tax for Savers Campaign

Major campaign launches to end gross over taxation of savings, deliver huge retirement income increases Read more »

Labour announces unemployment policy

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Labours intention to increase the minimum wage to two-thirds of the average wage would hurt business, cost jobs and reduce growth, Labour Minister Simon Bridges says. Read more »

Time to lift unliveable wage rates

Press Release – Service And Food Workers Union

The Service and Food Workers Union has welcomed Labours determination to lift New Zealands unliveable wage rates. The Labour Party today announced their Work and Wages policy. Read more »

Labour reforms show commitment to tackling inequality

Press Release – First Union

The NZ Labour Partys just-announced industrial relations agenda demonstrates a clear commitment to tackling the growing inequality in New Zealand and restore democracy to our workplaces, according to FIRST Union. Read more »

Arts Access Awards celebrate artistic contributions

Press Release – Arts Access Aotearoa

Date: news embargo until 6.30pm Tuesday 29 July 2014 Attention: Arts reporters | Chief reporters Read more »

Questions and Answers – July 29

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

MinistersConfidence 1. METIRIA TUREI (Co-Leader – Green) to the Prime Minister : Does he have confidence in all his Ministers? Read more »

PQ 7. Child Poverty—Government Initiatives to Address

Press Release – Hansard

7. JACINDA ARDERN (Labour) to the Minister for Social Development : Does she agree with the Prime Ministers statement that the fastest way to get children and grown up New Zealanders out of poverty is through work, when the latest report … Read more »

Parents empowered to settle out of court

Press Release – New Zealand Government

More parents are resolving their disputes outside of court only months after the Governments family justice reforms came into effect, Justice Minister Judith Collins announced today. Read more »

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