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Unemployment Drops? Yeah Right!

Friday, 9 August 2002, 12:00 am | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

"The news that unemployment has dropped yet again should be met with the cynicism it deserves," claims Lindsay Mitchell, petitioner for a Parliamentary review of the DPB. More >>

Political Correctness The Loser

Monday, 29 July 2002, 1:09 pm | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

"The wheels of progress turn slowly but turn they do," says Lindsay Mitchell, petitioner for a Parliamentary review of the DPB. "The complexion of the incoming Parliament is significantly changed from our perspective. Outspoken advocates for ... More >>

Women's Refuge Claims Misguided

Friday, 26 July 2002, 9:32 am | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

ACT MP Muriel Newman, is today under attack from the Women's Refuge for stating that the most unsafe environment in which to raise a child is in a family headed by a solo mother with a series of different partners. More >>

Only ACT Will Tackle The DPB

Thursday, 18 July 2002, 4:20 pm | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

"Family breakdown is the root cause of nearly every social problem we are desperately grappling with today," says Lindsay Mitchell, petitioner for a Parliamentary review of the DPB. "The growth of single parent families has only been possible ... More >>

Crap Policies Make Great Headlines

Friday, 5 July 2002, 2:23 pm | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

"National's welfare policy for under-20's is, quite frankly, crap," says an increasingly cynical Lindsay Mitchell, petitioner for a Parliamentary review. "Behind the attention grabbing statement that there will be no more DPB for ... More >>

Outlook Remains Bleak For Many NZ Children

Wednesday, 3 July 2002, 3:02 pm | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

"Putting public money into families by way of a single parent benefit seemed a noble and generous idea in 1973," says Lindsay Mitchell, petitioner for a Parliamentary review of the DPB, "But here we are almost thirty years down the ... More >>

Green's Family Benefit A Ploy

Wednesday, 26 June 2002, 2:08 pm | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

"The Greens are at it again," notes Lindsay Mitchell, petitioner for a Parliamentary review of the DPB. "MP Sue Bradford is overtly vote- seeking with a promise to return the family benefit. That's a 'nice' idea but where is the extra ... More >>

Govt Cause Of Poverty, Not The Cure

Monday, 17 June 2002, 3:48 pm | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

Yesterday, at the Save the Children AGM , Steve Maharey said the government is committed to making life better for all New Zealand's children and to ending child poverty. "When will Mr Maharey acknowledge the role of parents in making their children's ... More >>

Maharey Makes Meaningless Promise

Thursday, 13 June 2002, 1:50 pm | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

Minister for Social Development, Mr Maharey, promised today, at the launch of the Agenda for Children , to end child poverty. "In a feel-good speech full of meaningless bureaucratic terminology like 'focussing on improving central government structures ... More >>

Government Spending Won't Reduce Child Poverty

Tuesday, 4 June 2002, 4:23 pm | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

"The Child Poverty Action Group are beating their drum again, " says Lindsay Mitchell, petitioner for a Parliamentary review of the DPB. "When Susan St John addressed the Green Party conference at the weekend, she expressed the predictable ... More >>

US Reforms Reduce Teenage Births

Thursday, 30 May 2002, 9:44 am | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

"The United States leads the developed world with it's teenage birth rate and New Zealand is ranked third. For this reason we should be taking more than just a passing interest in what the United States is doing to address what is largely a ... More >>

Budget Spend-Up On Beneficiaries Defies Logic

Friday, 24 May 2002, 4:28 pm | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

The budget news is that $131million is going to be spent on beneficiaries, particularly DPB recipients, with the aim of 'removing the barriers to work'. More >>

Census Information Contradicts Minister

Wednesday, 22 May 2002, 11:33 am | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

"Only yesterday I questioned Steve Maharey's competency in handling the huge problem that welfare has become for this country," says Lindsay Mitchell, petitioner for a Parliamentary review of the DPB. More >>

Steve Maharey Spinning Again

Monday, 20 May 2002, 11:34 am | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

"Those of us paying for the DPB have a right to know what Mr Maharey is doing with our money," says an angry Lindsay Mitchell, Petitioner for a parliamentary review of the DPB. "We can have no confidence in a Minister who completely changes ... More >>

Child Group Should Be Calling For Responsibility

Tuesday, 14 May 2002, 7:23 am | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

"It really angers me to hear the Child Poverty Action Group once again calling for the government to do more for children living in poverty," says Lindsay Mitchell, Petitioner for a Parliamentary Review of the DPB. " The CPAG have ... More >>

Illegitimacy A Major Factor In Violent Crime

Monday, 25 March 2002, 11:10 am | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

"Figures released last week showing a six percent increase in violent crime were inevitable. We should only expect violent crime to continue to increase steadily, " warns DPB abolitionist Lindsay Mitchell. More >>

DPB Recipients In Higher Income Bracket

Wednesday, 13 March 2002, 9:54 am | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

"Statistics just released from the 2001 Census show that the median income for females is $14,500, " says Lindsay Mitchell, campaigner for a Parliamentary review of the DPB. "This means that 50 percent of females have an income lower ... More >>

Bill Highlights Government's Feminist Bias

Friday, 1 February 2002, 10:13 am | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

"With the advent of the Property (Relationships) Amendment Act's recognition of same-sex couples, how long will it be before same-sex couples are recognised under the Social Security Act 1964?", asks Lindsay Mitchell, petitioner for a Parliamentary ... More >>

Bradford Refuses To Face Facts

Friday, 21 December 2001, 2:24 pm | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

Yesterday, during her speech in parliament about proposed changes to the DPB, Green MP, Ms Bradford said the following; "As a society, should we not be doing more to value the work of mothers and homemakers, rather than less? Bringing up secure, ... More >>

Gay Pride? Gay Shame!

Monday, 17 December 2001, 4:20 pm | Campaigners for the Abolition of the DPB

"Last week's reported cumulative $200 million bill for long-term jobless is nothing," says Lindsay Mitchell, Petitioner for a Parliamentary Review of the DPB. More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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