Welfare Headlines

Politicians’ pay increases

Press Release – Closing The Gap

An increase of 3.5% in the minimum wage compared with 5.5% increase for politicians is appalling. It is another example of the wealthy looking after themselves and showing no regard for the poor says Peter Malcolm, National Secretary of Income Equality … Read more »

Seymour Speech [21/2/15]: Our classical liberal tribe

Speech – ACT New Zealand

Its a pleasure and honour to speak with you as Act Leader in our Partys 20th year of parliamentary representation. Read more »

Orphan Drug negotiations hampered by inadequate budget

Press Release – NZ Organisation for Rare Disorders

Pharmacs announcement that its in active negotiation with 8 companies for supply of medicines for rare disorders, is welcome news for patients currently denied access to approved orphan medicines. But the NZ Organisation for Rare Disorders says … Read more »

Celebrating children and foster carers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Celebrating children and foster carers Sunday 1 March 2015 marks both Childrens Day and the beginning of Fostercare Awareness Week 2015. Social Development Minister Anne Tolley encourages parents of all kinds to spend time with their kids this Sunday. … Read more »

Stark contrast between benefit increase & MPs’ pay rise

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

Stark contrast between benefit increase & MPs pay rise Media release Friday 27 February 2015 Earlier this week Social Development Minister Anne Tolley announced that benefits will increase by 0.51% on 1 April. Yesterday MPs were granted a 5.5% … Read more »

Questions and Answers – February 26

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

EconomyProgress 1. IAN McKELVIE (NationalRangitkei) to the Minister of Finance : What progress is the Government making in building a more competitive and productive economy as one of its priorities for this term of Parliament? Read more »

Weathertight Homes Bill To Get Priority

Article – ParliamentToday.co.nz

After next weeks adjournment the Government would seek to make progress on its legislation when the House sits on March 10. Read more »

Reforms helping our most vulnerable succeed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has welcomed the latest valuation of the benefit system showing welfare reforms are having a tangible effect on the future costs of benefits. The June 2014 valuation shows the current lifetime liability … Read more »

Celebrating those who care

Press Release – Child Youth And Family

Foster Care Awareness Week gets underway on Sunday 1 March, and is a chance to celebrate the extraordinary contribution of foster carers up and down the country. Read more »

Our Place: An Invitation to Contribute

Press Release – Inclusive NZ

Our Place a joint conference hosted by Inclusive NZ , Inspiring Communities and Be.Institute – will explore the possibilities of what can happen when we step outside of our sectors and think about building accessible, inclusive communities … Read more »

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