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A Minimum Wage Rise Puts Costs Onto Employers Not Taxpayers

Tuesday, 24 May 2011, 10:35 am | Wellington People's Centre

"Recent discussions about Labour's plans to increase the minimum wage seem to have missed an important point" Says Kay Brereton of the Wellington People's Centre. More >>

No Wage Rises or Tax Cuts for the poor

Thursday, 1 July 2010, 4:46 pm | Wellington People's Centre

Kay Brereton of the Wellington People's Centre is critical of the Prime Ministers comments that people will still be better off after the ETS price rises, as they have the benefit of higher wages and lower taxes. More >>

Mean-spirited welfare reform will hurt all Kiwis

Tuesday, 23 March 2010, 2:54 pm | Wellington People's Centre

The government’s new welfare reform is a mean-spirited attack on beneficiaries says the WPC. More >>

Government gives poor a kick in the guts for Xmas

Wednesday, 23 December 2009, 11:22 am | Wellington People's Centre

The Government has decided to give vulnerable New Zealanders a kick in the guts for Christmas says the Wellington People's Centre. More >>

MSD breaches client privacy again

Tuesday, 22 December 2009, 5:31 pm | Wellington People's Centre

"It is shocking to see a front page story in the Dominion Post disclosing private information about Darryl Harris and his family. The article contains personal information from Mr and Mrs Harris' benefit file including medical diagnosis. More >>

Redundancy Protection desperately needed

Thursday, 10 September 2009, 12:00 pm | Wellington People's Centre

Darien Fenton's redundancy protection bill is desperately needed to help the increasing numbers of Kiwis heading for the benefit, says the Wellington People's Centre. More >>

National's abatement freeze a betrayal of promise

Wednesday, 15 April 2009, 3:18 pm | Wellington People's Centre

The Government's decision to shelve its election promise to raise the abatement thresholds for beneficiaries is a betrayal of its election promises, says beneficiary advocacy group the Wellington People's Centre. More >>

Beneficiary debt

Tuesday, 25 March 2008, 9:34 am | Wellington People's Centre

Opposition Welfare Spokesperson Judith Collins is apparently shocked at the high level of benefit debt, and made calls for a return to compulsory budget advice for beneficiaries. The Benefit Rights Service is opposed to moves which blame people ... More >>

Kiwisaver private unemployment insurance

Monday, 4 June 2007, 3:41 pm | Wellington People's Centre

Whilst the government promotes its Kiwisaver scheme to the young as a scheme to save for their retirement, they omit to advise New Zealander's of the schemes real intent. More >>

Welfare Forum, Wgtn 9 June

Wednesday, 2 June 2004, 8:51 am | Wellington People's Centre

Wellington People's Centre is very excited to be hosting a welfare debate next week. Our promotion is somewhat late so please forward on! More >>

Welfare Fraud Statistics Inaccurate

Tuesday, 25 November 2003, 5:33 pm | Wellington People's Centre

"The welfare fraud statistics (Published by the Dominion Post, 24 November 2003) are not only inaccurate but are known both by the Ministry and the Dominion Post to be inaccurate" Jessica Morrison, Benefit Rights Co-ordinator at the Wellington ... More >>

Debt Report Confirms Advocates’ Daily Experiences

Tuesday, 21 October 2003, 3:54 pm | Wellington People's Centre

The Wellington People’s Centre applauds NZCCSS for their release today of their report “The dynamics of debt for low income families”. More >>

Left-wing Film Initiative screening this Monday

Friday, 6 December 2002, 9:56 am | Wellington People's Centre

The Left Film Initiative will be showing 'Coffee, Tea or Me', & 'Even Dogs are Given Bones', at the People's Centre, next Monday at 7:30. More >>




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