Welfare Headlines

Seminar Series on Family Justice Touches Down in Blenheim

Press Release – Social Service Providers Aotearoa

Social Service Providers Aotearoa (SSPA) and Ebborn Law are inviting providers who deal with domestic violence, and the wider social services and government sector, to a free workshop in Blenheim to review the changes to the Family Justice System. Read more »

Social Security Amendment Bill

Press Release – New Zealand Government

On 23 July 2015, the House of Representatives referred the Social Security (Extension of Young Persons Services and Remedial Matters) Amendment Bill to the Social Services Select Committee for consideration and report to the House by 23 January 2016. Read more »

Predictive Risk Observational Study

Press Release – Social Services Providers Aotearoa

Social Service Providers Aotearoa (SSPA) is concerned about the potential for a proposed study on new born children to go awry unless the paramountcy principle of commitment to the Care and Protection of Children is upheld. This commitment means that the … Read more »

Bennett’s legacy a test for Tolley

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Former Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has been thrown under the bus by her successor after its been suggested that Ms Bennet gave the green light to an unethical observational study of high-risk children, Labour Childrens spokesperson … Read more »

Wellington case another sign the Govt must do more

Press Release – Green Party

Wellington case another sign the Govt must do more to fix the state of our housing stock This mornings story about Lamar Aspinall contracting rheumatic fever from living in a cold, mouldy rental home is yet another reminder of why we urgently need … Read more »

Questions and Answers – July 30

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

1. Hon ANNETTE KING (Deputy LeaderLabour) to the Minister of Health: In light of his admission yesterday that health funding has not kept up with all inflationary pressures under this Government, how will the health budget absorb the increased … Read more »

Predictive risk model in the prevention of child abuse

Press Release – Unicef New Zealand

Predictive risk model in the prevention of child abuse UNICEF NZ urges caution Research and testing of a predictive risk model to assist in identifying and responding to children at risk of child abuse is important work but must be developed carefully, … Read more »

Urgent action needed on family and sexual violence

Press Release – Green Party

The Governments stocktake of family and sexual violence spending must now be followed up by a commitment to spending the money needed to prevent the violence in the first place the Green Party said. Im relieved that the Government are … Read more »

Ruapehu Whānau Transformation team celebrates second bithday

Press Release – Ruapehu Whanau Transformation

The implementation phase of the Ruapehu Whnau Transformation Plan [RWT] continues to inspire positive, sustainable change for the Ruapehu communities of Raetihi, Ohkune and Waiouru. Read more »

Focus on individual housing need drives results

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Improving the focus on supporting vulnerable New Zealanders individual needs has led to more people getting access to social housing, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says. Read more »

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