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Support for bill proposing longer residency to access Super

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 5:20 pm | Susan St. John

Support for bill proposing longer residency to access NZ Superannuation The University of Auckland’s Retirement Policy and Research Centre (RPRC) welcomes the recent bill proposing that residency requirements increase from 10 years to 20 years. NZ ... More >>

The Achilles heel of National’s welfare reforms

Wednesday, 7 March 2012, 1:42 pm | Susan St. John

An interesting exchange in parliament on the 28th of February inadvertently exposed the Achilles heel of National's so-called welfare reform. John Key was asked by Metiria Turei why the Government was "intent on forcing single parents with little babies ... More >>

“Welfare Mess” Needs Review

Wednesday, 22 April 2009, 9:26 am | Susan St. John

Increased child poverty, more complexity and a dwindling ability to cope with the labour market’s recessionary influences is New Zealand’s future if a comprehensive review of New Zealand’s “welfare mess” is not started now, a leading Auckland ... More >>

Susan St John: Good Intentions Are Not Enough

Tuesday, 13 August 2002, 11:43 am | Susan St. John

United Future's family policies deserve thorough and critical scrutiny. It is not enough to have good intentions. We need a proper cost benefit analysis of the new Commission for the Family and a wide discussion of the purpose or the need for it ... More >>