Families are feeling the brunt of welfare reforms as parents struggle to provide for their children at the beginning of the school year says New Zealand First spokesperson for social policy Asenati Lole-Taylor.
New Zealand First says new laws imposed by the National-led Government through its flawed social welfare reforms are a giant step towards a fully-fledged Nanny state.
New Zealand First says a decline in skilled job vacancies sends a clear warning to New Zealanders that unemployment is set to explode.
New Zealand First says the Government’s welfare reforms were dressed up as hard hitting measures but are being watered down by the day.
The Government’s proposed welfare reforms have thrown up an interesting situation which deserves some exploration.
New Zealand First is asking the Government to explain why it has not appointed a member of the Pacific Island community to the board charged with implementing changes to social welfare.
New Zealand First is astounded that the Government is unable to say how much it will cost to implement its programme to privatise the welfare system.
New Zealand First is calling on the Government to explain the funding changes behind their so-called welfare reforms that are being drip-fed to the country to minimise the public outcry.
New Zealand First has accused the National Party of deliberately shutting out people and preventing them from having a say on changes to Social Security laws.