max
°
min
°
Location:
COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

12:00am - 06:00am
Ed Sheeran

All Beneficiaries should be treated with respect and dignity
©Gettyimages

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

More Stories

Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni says she wants to change the conversation about welfare benefits.

That’s one reason for appointing an 11-member expert group to advise the Government on overhauling the welfare system.

It will be chaired by former Children's Commissioner Cindy Kiro and includes sociologist Tracey McIntosh and NZ Human Rights Review Tribunal member Huhana Hickey

Ms Sepuloni says under the previous government beneficiaries seemed to get a booting nearly every week, and she wants a different narrative that acknowledges the welfare system is about all New Zealanders.

"At any point and time we could end up needing to rely on MSD for support. And every NZer whether you be a superanuatant or a disabled person, a young person whose out of work, a sole mum, every person deserves to be treated with respect and dignity and be provided with the support that our Social Security Act and Social Security system is meant to offer," she says.

While the expert panel is doing its work Ms Sepuloni will push on with looking at service delivery and pushing culture change in the department to make it a more welcoming place.

 

Copyright © 2018, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com

www.matarikifestival.org.nz

matariki x
E-Tangata-16062019
LETSLEARN-86
 
Is Christchurch the capital of white racism in New Zealand
Dr Rawiri Taonui: Christchurch has suffered a lot over the past decade with the earthquakes and the white supremacist shooting that killed 51 members of the Muslim community in February of this year.
Taking of children deliberate, horrific and brutal
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I don’t believe the majority of those arguing about OT fully appreciate how deliberate and horrifically brutal this policy of taking children truly is
Our damaged, racist Prison Industry is the legacy of hate and spite as social policy
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: 32 years after the Roper Report told us that our Prison system wasn't working by jailing and punishing too many, we get another Justice Advisory report once again highlighting our debased prison system as deeply damaging, deeply racist and deeply counter productive.
0
TMP2
           

Submit

Glossary

 

Subscribe

Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

12:00am - 06:00am