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Drug testing creating new problems?

Monday, 13 January 2014, 3:31 pm | Beneficiary Advocacy Federation

Kay Brereton the media spokesperson for the Beneficiary Advocacy Federation of New Zealand is critical of the announcement by Minister Bennett that drug testing of beneficiaries is a success. More >>

Man willing to die for a cause

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 3:40 pm | Beneficiary Advocacy Federation

Kay Brereton the media spokesperson for the Beneficiary Advocacy Federation of New Zealand says that “BAFNZ is very concerned for the welfare of Mr Dixon McIver a long time ACC advocate, and once a fellow beneficiary advocate.” More >>

Saving billions by cancelling benefits

Friday, 27 September 2013, 7:57 pm | Beneficiary Advocacy Federation

Kay Brereton from the Beneficiary Advocacy Federation of New Zealand says “It is frightening to hear that the Minister of Social Development is boasting about the prospective financial savings of the Government's 'Welfare Reforms', when more ... More >>

Welfare Reform based on prejudice about beneficiaries

Monday, 15 July 2013, 9:02 am | Beneficiary Advocacy Federation

Kay Brereton from the Beneficiary Advocacy Federation of New Zealand says “beneficiaries throughout the country are negatively impacted by the punitive and accusatory intent of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2013.” More >>

Budget announcements - whiteware

Thursday, 16 May 2013, 4:56 pm | Beneficiary Advocacy Federation

"For a significant period of time advocates have been arguing for new white ware to be purchased when people apply for and advance payment for white ware Thus we support the Ministry enabling access for low income earners and beneficiaries to ... More >>

Guilty of being a beneficiary

Thursday, 21 February 2013, 10:29 am | Beneficiary Advocacy Federation

Kay Brereton Co-convenor of the National Beneficiary Advocacy Federation of NZ is concerned that “ government plans for changing the rules for investigating benefit fraud constitutes an abuse of human rights, which removes the privacy rights of a ... More >>

Why is the high unemployment figure a surprise?

Friday, 9 November 2012, 10:59 am | Beneficiary Advocacy Federation

Kay Brereton from the Beneficiary Advocacy Federation of NZ says that “While Work and Income has been working hard with their new powers to reduce the number of people on benefit, this 'success has not translated to lower unemployment.” More >>

Unemployment at a 20 year high! Why give jobs away?

Thursday, 8 November 2012, 12:47 pm | Beneficiary Advocacy Federation

Kay Brereton from the Beneficiary Advocacy Federation of NZ says that “The Government needs to step up and help New Zealanders in these tough times. Unemployment is at it's highest this century and the governments response is to reform welfare.” More >>

Ministry handles security warnings as they do benefits

Thursday, 18 October 2012, 11:25 am | Beneficiary Advocacy Federation

Kay Brereton from the Beneficiary Advocacy Federation of NZ says that “the way that the security notifications were handled by MSD has strong parallels with the experience that a person has when applying for a benefit.” More >>

Handling of Security Parallels Handling of Applications

Thursday, 18 October 2012, 9:32 am | Beneficiary Advocacy Federation

Kay Brereton from the Beneficiary Advocacy Federation of NZ says that “the way that the security notifications were handled by MSD has strong parallels with the experience that a person has when applying for a benefit.” More >>

Corporate Welfare; Youth Rates Who really pays?

Friday, 12 October 2012, 9:00 am | Beneficiary Advocacy Federation

Kay Brereton from the Beneficiary Advocacy Federation of New Zealand says “The National Party plan to bring in youth rates puts even more of the burden on the taxpayer to subsidise low wages.” More >>

National day of protest against Welfare Reform

Friday, 5 October 2012, 10:19 am | Beneficiary Advocacy Federation

Throughout New Zealand today groups and individuals will be protesting against the National Party's latest proposals for reforming the welfare system. More >>

Drug Testing A Smoke Screen

Tuesday, 28 August 2012, 3:28 pm | Beneficiary Advocacy Federation

Kay Brereton the media spokesperson for the Beneficiary Advocacy Federation of New Zealand is critical of the announcement by Minister Bennett that drug testing of beneficiaries is necessary. More >>

Real cost to our society of savings in benefit payments

Tuesday, 9 August 2011, 5:11 pm | Beneficiary Advocacy Federation

On 27 September 2010 the Government introduced new legislation to require people on Sickness and Unemployment Benefits to reapply for these benefits annually. Kay Brereton of the Beneficiary Advocacy Federation of New Zealand says "almost a year ... More >>

Let Them Eat Cake!

Thursday, 17 February 2011, 5:30 pm | Beneficiary Advocacy Federation

The Prime Ministers comments that beneficiaries who need to seek food bank assistance are poor budgeters show how out of touch he is with the reality hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders face every week. More >>

 

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