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Jacinda Ardern vs Paula Bennett: Child poverty debate

The countdown to the election is on. Our politicians are on the campaign trail, their swords have been drawn, and the big issues are being debated. 753 more words

Breaking debt cycle

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has launched a Community Finance pilot scheme  which will give people a safe alternative to loan sharks:

“Community Finance will help people with borrowing for assets they need for employment, education and a better quality of life,” says Mrs Bennett. 307 more words


Most help where needed most

When National did an extensive review of welfare in 2008 it found most resources were directed at the people who needed them least while those who needed the most help were left to languish on benefits. 623 more words


A New National Social Development Policy: Youth Boost

Stuff writes:

National says it will extend its youth welfare service to all under 20s if it forms the next government.

The Government’s flagship youth welfare programme has made significant inroads toward…

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A former registered nurse who worked in the Child and Adolescent Unit at Lake Alice
Hospital has recently come forward. Below are excerpts from a statement he madeWith regards to the use of ECT by Dr. 529 more words

Mental Health

Tied up for Tony

Parliament will be especially colourful today.

The best Health Minister in recent times, Tony Ryall, is delivering his valedictory speech this afternoon and his National Party colleagues are getting all tied up in tribute to his sartorial splendour:


Paula Bennett highlights some "loopy rules"

Hello everyone. I’m Local Government Minister and chief National Party sass-machine Paula Bennett. I’ve been asked by MyThinks to write more about our plans to review and reject all of those stupid and loopy rules that many of our tiny but incredibly self-important local bodies have brought in over the years. 263 more words