Welfare Headlines

No idea and no solutions from National on housing

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Governments admission that it has “no idea” how much it will spend supporting New Zealanders with emergency housing demonstrates how disconnected its multiple housing Ministers are from the reality of New Zealands housing crisis, says the … Read more »

National’s housing crisis worsens

Press Release – Green Party

Paula Bennett’s frank admission this morning that the Government should have in hindsight taken action on the housing crisis sooner will be of little comfort to the growing number of people who are waiting to get into a state house, the Green … Read more »

National’s shame: worst homelessness in the OECD

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Nationals legacy is a housing crisis that has given New Zealand the worst homeless rate in the developed world, says Labours Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. Read more »

Think Tank Welcomes Social Investment Approach

Press Release – New Zealand Powerhouse Institute

AUCKLAND – The New Zealand Powerhouse Institute, a classical liberal, free market think tank, has welcomed the development of a social investment approach by the National-led Government under Bill English. Read more »

Minister’s guidance misses the ‘U’ word

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Ministers guidance misses the U word The ‘Guidance on closing the pay gap’ released today by Womens Minister Paula Bennett is silent on the role of unions. “Given the critical and leading role unions have played historically in the … Read more »

Ground-breaking funding research for Wellington

Press Release – Nikau Foundation

Thanks to the generosity of a Nikau Foundation donor, one of the biggest questions facing grant makers in the Wellington Region has now been answered. Read more »

Most Kiwis are satisfied with life

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Most Kiwis are satisfied with life and feel connected to family and Aotearoa Media release Read more »

Māori Bursary Fund for Social Enterprise World Forum closing

Press Release – Joint Press Release

He kai kei aku ringa in conjunction with kina Foundation are sponsoring 30 Mori entrepreneurs to attend the Social Enterprise World Forum in Christchurch in September 2017. Read more »

Has the Suicide Strategy Process been side-lined?

Article – Jan Rivers

Has the Suicide Strategy Process been side-lined? Warning: This article is about suicide and may be distressing to some readers. There has been much negative coverage of the proposed NZ Suicide Prevention Strategy since Mike King left the suicide advisory … Read more »

Government launches plan to close gender pay gap

Article – BusinessDesk

July 20 (BusinessDesk) – Women’s Minister Paula Bennett has today launched the first step of a plan to close the gender pay gap in New Zealand, which is the same as it was a decade ago. Read more »

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