Welfare Headlines

Lawrence Yule MP: Maiden Speech

Speech – New Zealand National Party

Ki te iwi o Ngati Kahungunu, tena koutou To all the people of Ngati Kahungunu, greetings Ki nga hapu whanui o Heretaunga tena koutou To all the hapu of Heretaunga, greetings Ki nga kaumatua o Heretaunga tena koutou To all the elders and leaders of Heretaunga, … Read more »

Community wellbeing manifesto at international seminar

Press Release – earzonae

Wellington (14 November 2017). PeerZone is a social enterprise run by people with experience of mental distress. It is holding an international seminar to discuss mental health system change in Wellington on 22 November. Read more »

Questions and Answers – Nov 14

Press Release – Hansard

Prime MinisterStatements 1. Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister : Does she stand by the statement made on her behalf in the House on Thursday, 9 November that the Government “will make decisions on appropriate … Read more »

Minister accepts People’s Review of Renting

Press Release – Renters United

Today ActionStation and Renters United presented an open letter from their Peoples Review of Renting to Housing Minister Phil Twyford supporting the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill which is due to be debated tonight. Read more »

Labour lets off deadbeat dads, taxpayers pick up tab

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is labelling Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni’s move to repeal part of the Social Security Act, which imposes sanctions on sole parents who do not identify the other parent, as a disgrace. The Unions Executive Director, … Read more »

Questions of the Day – Nov 14

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

1. Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by the statement made on her behalf in the House on Thursday, 9 November that the Government, will make decisions on appropriate targets in due course? Read more »

ACT’s Free Press Nov 13

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Totally Crooked The revelation that Winston Peters filed court proceedings against Bill English and Paula Bennett at 4:59pm on the eve of the election makes a farce of his coalition negotiations with National. The decision was made as soon as the … Read more »

Getting it Right: a step in the right direction

Press Release – Action for Children and Youth Aotearoa

Getting it Right , the first report from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Monitoring Group (UMG) marks a new era in realising childrens rights in Aotearoa New Zealand. Read more »

A new chapter for children’s rights in New Zealand?

Press Release – Office of the Children’s Commissioner

The Childrens Commissioner is calling on the country to embrace childrens rights to ensure their overall well-being. Read more »

We absolutely can do better to support rights of children

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the new report “Getting it Right” by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC) Monitoring Group . Read more »

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