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Fundamental Change Signalled in Welfare Recommendations

Tuesday, 22 February 2011, 12:01 pm | Welfare Working Group

“The social and economic costs of the current New Zealand welfare system are unacceptably high and the potential benefits of reform are so significant that fundamental change is needed,” says Welfare Working Group Chair Paula Rebstock. More >>

Options for moving to a well-performing welfare system

Wednesday, 24 November 2010, 2:17 pm | Welfare Working Group

The Welfare Working Group is asking New Zealanders for their views on what needs to change in the way we think about and deliver welfare to increase employment and reduce poverty. More >>

NZers provide feedback on benefit system issues

Tuesday, 21 September 2010, 10:43 am | Welfare Working Group

New Zealanders have shown a keen interest in engaging with the Welfare Working Group on how to reduce longterm benefit dependency, get better outcomes for those who need welfare support, and ensure the benefit system is effective and sustainable. More >>

Welfare Working Group extends time for submissions

Thursday, 2 September 2010, 9:40 am | Welfare Working Group

The Welfare Working Group welcomes the contribution New Zealanders are making to the current debate about the benefit system and its timeframe is being extended to provide more opportunity for public feedback to be heard. More >>

Benefit System is failing too many New Zealanders

Monday, 9 August 2010, 3:43 pm | Welfare Working Group

The Welfare Working Group today released a paper setting out the many issues that need to be considered if New Zealand is to reduce long-term benefit dependency, get better outcomes for those who need welfare support, and ensure the benefit system ... More >>

Discussion Paper: Long-Term Benefit Dependency

Monday, 9 August 2010, 9:43 am | Welfare Working Group

On Monday, 9 August 2010, the Welfare Working Group issued a discussion document on the issues in the New Zealand benefit system. More >>

 

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