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Changes to Working for Families Welcomed

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 12:03 pm | Benefit Rights Service

Graham Howell, spokesperson for the Wellington-based Benefit Rights Service welcomes the news that processing of the Working for Families is to be stream-lined - More >>

Poverty eradication a real choice in the general election

Monday, 17 July 2017, 12:36 pm | Benefit Rights Service

Graham Howell, spokesperson for the Benefit Rights Service welcomes this weekend’s Green Party Social Welfare policy announcement. The Ministry of Social Development’s own research shows hundreds of thousand of people in material disadvantage and the ... More >>

Dawn Raids of solo-mums deplored

Saturday, 7 December 2013, 12:34 pm | Benefit Rights Service

Graham Howell, spokesperson for the Benefit Rights Service is appalled that Ministry of Social Development investigators are going to commence dawn raids on solo-mums because some neighbour has said some bloke might be staying with her. More >>

Concern at the threat of cars being confiscated

Monday, 18 November 2013, 9:00 am | Benefit Rights Service

Graham Howell, spokesperson for the Benefit Rights Service expresses concern at the threat of cars being confiscated from poor people because of unpaid traffic fines. More >>

Benefit Rights Service welcomes regular reports on poverty

Monday, 4 November 2013, 9:19 am | Benefit Rights Service

Graham Howell, spokesperson for the Benefit Rights Service, welcomes news that the Children’s Commissioner is going to produce regular reports on the level of child poverty in New Zealand. He states that it is vital for the public to be kept aware ... More >>

WINZ staff interfere in treatment plans of beneficiaries

Monday, 21 October 2013, 2:26 pm | Benefit Rights Service

Graham Howell, spokesperson for the Benefit Rights Service expresses concern at the interference by unqualified Work and Income staff in treatment plans of those on benefits and low incomes. More >>

Appalling Processes Faced By Benefit Applicants

Monday, 14 October 2013, 9:34 am | Benefit Rights Service

Graham Howell, spokesperson for the Benefit Rights Service expresses concern at the appalling processes Work and Income have with regard to applicants for a benefit proving who they are. Two of many situations described below. More >>

Protest: Investing in Poverty

Monday, 2 April 2007, 4:35 pm | Benefit Rights Service

The Benefit Rights Service of the Wellington People's Centre will be protesting at the opening of this conference to bring public attention to the fact that this Labour Government intends to pass legislation that undermines the concepts our welfare state ... More >>

Beneficiaries Join May Day Parade

Tuesday, 1 May 2001, 3:57 pm | Benefit Rights Service

The Benefit Rights Service of The People’s Centre of Wellington will be participating in the May Day rally today. Their message is aimed at destroying the common misconception that “beneficiaries have it easy”. Workers from The Benefit Rights Service will be ... More >>

 

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