Welfare Headlines

Gordon Campbell on yesterday’s Budget

Column – Gordon Campbell

I t may seem like Oliver to be so bold as to ask the Finance Minister for more gruel but what the Dickens, Steven Joyce is this Budget really as good as it gets? Supposedly, the public was going to receive significant rewards an election year … Read more »

Open Polytechnic congratulates 2017 graduates

Press Release – Open Polytechnic

The Open Polytechnic held the last of its nationwide graduation ceremonies for the year in Wellington this week [23 May] with students from a wide range of diploma and degree subjects receiving their hard earned qualifications. Read more »

Budget 2017: A trickle not a tide

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

Budget 2017: A trickle not a tide Source: Child Poverty Action Group — The Budget announced today shows some slight change in the weather for families in poverty, but it is not the sea change that is required for many, says Child Poverty Action … Read more »

Budget a Ploy to Hide Crises

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Budget a Ploy to Hide Crises Nothing Finance Minister Steven Joyce said today in Budget 2017 can get past the fact that New Zealands economic growth in real terms, when 2% population growth is substracted, is only .8 per cent, says New Zealand First. … Read more »

Budget 2017 – Delivering for New Zealand

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The National-led Government has today presented a budget that ensure all New Zealanders share in the benefits of our growing economy. Read more »

Social Investment approach is about punishment

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

Social Investment is about punishing the poor and reducing spending, not investing in social services and improving social outcomes. Read more »

Accommodation Supplement increase is a con job

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

Increases in the Accommodation Supplement (AS) means an equal deduction from Temporary Additional Support (TAS). Read more »

James Shaw’s 2017 Budget Response Speech

Speech – Green Party

Mr Speaker, The big headline in todays Budget is a $2 billion Family Incomes Package. Read more »

Budget 2017 provides more assurance for kids in care

Press Release – Office of the Children’s Commissioner

Media release Budget 2017 provides more assurance for kids in care 25 May 2017 More funding for independent monitoring has been hailed by the Childrens Commissioner as a significant step forward for children in the care and protection and youth justice … Read more »

Budget 2017 – Something for (almost) everyone

Press Release – PwC

Budget 2017 has brought something for everyone, with wide-ranging spending for families and infrastructure two areas that are seeing the most investment. Minister of Finance Stephen Joyces first budget finally reaps the rewards of the Governments … Read more »

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