It has been a full-on topsy turvy week. I have seen the Minister of Social Development Anne Tolley lose control over what is happening in her portfolio, and I just don’t see her as having the competency to stay as Minister of Social Development. Broadly speaking, the Minister isn’t bringing people and the community along […]
This morning there have been reports in the media about community budgeting services caught in limbo as MSD delay over the review of services.
Over 1 million people didn’t vote in the last election, many of those people didn’t/don’t believe their vote matters. The majority were low income New Zealanders. Yesterday we heard from the Salvation Army that children in Auckland are living in cars, garages, camping grounds and emergency housing. We heard that this is due to […]
Last week the government’s major initiative to combat child poverty (a paltry $25 increase) was exposed for what it is, a lie. The Government, through the Budget this year, claims to be engaging in the child poverty debate, but instead, time and time again, their rhetoric is being exposed as overblown. The Government knows there […]