Welfare Headlines

Questions and Answers – April 17

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

1. DENIS OROURKE (NZ First) to the Minister of Transport : Does he agree with all of the Prime Ministers statements concerning transport? Read more »

Committee response on inquiry into improving child health

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

Dr Paul Hutchison, Chairperson of the Health Committee, would like to inform you that the Select Committee has taken the unusual step of responding to the Governments response to the Health Select Committees report above because it considers the … Read more »

New law holds partners complicit in welfare fraud to account

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Associate Social Development Minister Chester Borrows has welcomed the passage of a Bill to hold partners complicit in welfare fraud to account, 102 votes to 17. Read more »

Where Are The 15,000 Jobs?

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

Paula Bennett is today proudly telling New Zealand that beneficiary numbers have decreased by 15,000 in the past year. There is no proud declaration that 15,000 jobs have been created in the same period, says Auckland Action Against Poverty spokesperson, … Read more »

15,000 fewer people dependent on benefits

Press Release – New Zealand Government

15,000 fewer people dependent on benefits Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says the latest benefit figures showing a five year low confirm New Zealand welfare numbers are back to where they were pre-global recession. Benefit numbers have dropped … Read more »

Scholarships secured for Whanganui youth

Press Release – Universal College Of Learning

At a ceremony on campus with staff and whnau, 31 Rangatahi (youth) were awarded Youth Guarantee scholarship certificates for fee free study at Whanganui UCOL. Read more »

Rio Tinto Wins 2013 Roger Award

Press Release – CAFCA

Sky City Casino Second, Chorus Third – The criteria for judging are by assessing the transnational (a corporation with 25% or more foreign ownership) that has the most negative impact in each or all of the following categories: economic dominance … Read more »

Stock Transfers – A Way Forward for 20% of State Housing

Press Release – Community Housing Aotearoa

Community Housing Aotearoa together with the Auckland Community Housing Providers Network and Te Matapihi have released a proposal calling for the establishment of an independent negotiating partner to facilitate the transfer of up to 20% of state … Read more »

Gordon Campbell on the life & ACC work of Sir Owen Woodhouse

Column – Gordon Campbell

With the death of Sir Owen Woodhouse, the founding father of the Accident Compensation Scheme, New Zealand has lost one of the titans of its post-war social policy. In its original incarnation in the early 1970s, ACC had been a globally innovative no … Read more »

Dunne: Address to Eastern Hutt Rotary Club

Speech – United Future NZ Party

First is the Conservative Party of moon-landing sceptic, climate change doubting, chem-trail believing Colin Craig, and the second has been that of extradition avoiding, publicity driven Kim Dotcoms Internet Party. Leaving to one side the temptation … Read more »

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