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Last day to submit in opposition to two ghastly Government Bills

April 13, 2012 NZ Green Party 0

Today is the last day for submissions on two ghastly Government Bills – the Mixed Ownership Model Bill and the Social Security (Youth Support and Work Focus) Amendment Bill. If you haven’t already made submissions opposing these Bills, please try to find the time today to do so, even if you can manage only a brief submission on each.

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A couple of questions for the Welfare Working Group

March 22, 2011 NZ Green Party 16

The Welfare Working Group provides us at page 43 of its report with this graph of the proportion of the working age population in receipt of working age benefits: The thing that strikes me is that the ups and downs in the graph seem to closely coincide with macroeconomic events, rather than any changes to the welfare system