Paula Bennett on Welfare Working Group: Nothing is ruled out

by frog

Metiria Turei questioned Paul Bennett today on whether she will rule out some of the most extreme and punitive recommendations of the Welfare Working Group (PDF):

A transcript is available here for those with slow internet.

So nothing is ruled out. Not cutting benefits if sole parents refuse to use long-acting contraception. Not forcing beneficiaries to work for 30 hours a week for less than those who do so are receiving now. Not cutting benefits off completely when people fail to meet work-test requirements three times, even in post-earthquake Christchurch.

We really do have a mean and uncaring Government that seems intent on further victimising those who are already victims of the Government’s own failed economic and social policies.

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Published in Economy, Work, & Welfare | Featured by frog on Tue, March 15th, 2011   

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