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National Gets The Wobbles - Again

Monday, 27 June 2005, 3:09 pm | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

DPB petitioner, Lindsay Mitchell, is disappointed but unsurprised at National's plans for the DPB. More >>

Treasury Right - DPB Numbers Highest This Century

Friday, 5 March 2004, 10:25 am | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

Figures released for January 2004 show that the number of people on the DPB has climbed to its highest point this century, according to Lindsay Mitchell, petitioner for a Parliamentary review of the DPB. More >>

More DPB 'Largesse' Revealed

Monday, 26 January 2004, 8:37 am | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

"The revelation that two DPB mothers with a 70A deduction are receiving weekly payments of over $700 demonstrates, again, that it is high time this system was abandoned," said Lindsay Mitchell, petitioner for a Parliamentary review of the DPB. More >>

PM Rejects OECD Report Finding

Tuesday, 20 January 2004, 9:29 am | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

Prime Minister, Helen Clark, today dismissed a recent OECD finding that New Zealand families with children were better off staying on a benefit unless they could get work paying at least the average wage. More >>

CPAG Pushing The Wrong Solution

Thursday, 27 November 2003, 2:03 pm | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

The Human Rights Commission today invited various government officials to 'mediate' with the Child Poverty Action Group, who have laid a complaint of illegal child discrimination against the government. "This complaint has been laid because children whose ... More >>

Strong Job Market Fails To Impact On DPB

Thursday, 13 November 2003, 11:01 am | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

While the number of officially 'unemployed' has declined, numbers on the domestic purposes benefit have not, according to Lindsay Mitchell, campaigner for a Parliamentary review of the DPB. More >>

Maharey Mucking About Again

Monday, 13 October 2003, 5:37 pm | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

A war of words has broken out between National's Katherine Rich and Minister for Social Development, Steve Maharey, over DPB figures. According to Lindsay Mitchell, who has actively campaigned for a parliamentary review of this benefit, Mr Maharey ... More >>

New Zealand A Non-Starter

Friday, 26 September 2003, 5:08 pm | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

Figures released today from the US National Center for Policy Analysis show how successful Canada and the United States have been in reducing welfare dependency. The number of individuals receiving welfare in the United States fell 46 percent from 1994 to ... More >>

What Has United Future Done For Fathers?

Monday, 8 September 2003, 4:30 pm | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

United Future MP, Marc Alexander, has welcomed the interest of ABC Television in Parenting Week, currently being held in Christchurch. As part of the event, on Wednesday, a Focus on Fathers evening will be held at Mr Alexander's electorate offices in Christchurch ... More >>

Replace DPB With Dole

Friday, 29 August 2003, 9:37 am | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

"The DPB should be replaced with the dole," Lindsay Mitchell told the Social Services Select Committee today. "The message to parents should be your children are your responsibility - you need a job to support them. " More >>

Labour Ignoring US Success

Wednesday, 2 July 2003, 1:49 pm | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

The United States National Center for Policy Analysis has just announced that on July 1, 2003, President Bush signed an extension of the 1996 Welfare Reform Bill, anticipating the next phase of welfare reform. More >>

Maharey Says Benefit Levels Too Low

Wednesday, 4 June 2003, 1:07 pm | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

Steve Maharey, Minister of Social Development, said on National Radio today that he wants to increase benefit levels. More >>

Same Old, Same Old, Steve

Friday, 21 February 2003, 4:00 pm | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

On launching The Care and Protection Blueprint 2003 today, Social Services and Employment Minister, Steve Maharey, said that the government wants to support social service agencies to work closely together to keep children and families who are at risk safe. More >>

Scapegoating Economic Reforms Futile

Tuesday, 19 November 2002, 4:31 pm | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

A United Nations report says New Zealand reforms hurt children. "The findings of this report pose a number of questions," says Lindsay Mitchell, petitioner for a Parliamentary review of the DPB. More >>

Pathetic Responses To Poverty Report

Monday, 18 November 2002, 9:36 am | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

A newly released Ministry of Social Development (MSD) report has found that people in work have better living standards than those on benefits, even when their incomes are about the same. Two earlier reports, also from MSD, detailed the same finding. More >>

Ministers Stuck In A 'Dead End' Paradox

Friday, 6 September 2002, 10:00 am | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

"I challenge both of the Ministers of Social Services, Steve Maharey and Associate Ruth Dyson, to define a dead end job," DPB opponent, Lindsay Mitchell says. More >>

Greens Get It Wrong Again

Tuesday, 3 September 2002, 4:22 pm | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

In Parliament today, Green MP Sue Bradford asked the Minister of Social Services and Employment,' What is the Government doing to end regional and ethnic disparities in the delivery of the Special Benefit?' More >>

It's Not Just About Being Poor

Tuesday, 3 September 2002, 9:14 am | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

While many New Zealanders are concerned about the role that welfare plays in the escalating social problems we face, few question the need to provide support for children. This is understandable and how it should be. They assume that the domestic ... More >>

'De Facto' Definition Dangerous

Friday, 30 August 2002, 4:00 pm | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

Due to a 1996 Court of Appeal ruling that de facto relationships have two essential features - emotional commitment and financial interdependence - the Ministry of Social development are now offering to review 15,600 cases where people's benefits were ... More >>

New Green MP Rejects Two-Parent Families

Wednesday, 21 August 2002, 1:54 pm | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

"Yesterday we received a letter written on behalf of Metiria Turei, MP," says Lindsay Mitchell, petitioner for a Parliamentary review of the DPB. " It contained the following message; 'The Member does not believe that.... the two-parent ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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