New Zealand First says today’s Treasury forecast paints a black future of increasing unemployment, a rise in social welfare spending, more public sector cuts, and an economy floundering under a high exchange rate and rising energy costs.
The Social Services Select Committee will be in Auckland to hear oral submissions on the Social Security (Benefit Categories And Work Focus) Amendment Bill.
Tracey Martin will be attending the Social Services providers Aotearoa Inc presentation on Living Standards and Equity, understanding the issues and debunking the myths with speaker Gabriel Makhlouf.
New Zealand First has accused the Government of time wasting over the introduction of new laws to give grandparents caring for their grandchildren better financial assistance.
New Zealand First is calling on the Government to back down on proposed changes to the Family Court system including the introduction of an $897 compulsory Family Dispute Resolution Service fee.
Rt Hon Winston Peters has suggested that all political parties stop trying to score points over the private members bill that extends the period of paid parental leave.