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Welfare policy punishes children

Wednesday, 2 November 2011, 12:36 pm | Wellington Peoples Centre

Kay Brereton Coordinator of the Wellington People's Centre says: "The Welfare Policy announcements made by the National Party yesterday are going to punish the children of beneficiaries because their parents are not in paid employment. Raising the next ... More >>

Are Christchurch people getting the right assistance?

Tuesday, 8 March 2011, 12:49 pm | Wellington Peoples Centre

"Many Christchurch people are likely to be suffering post traumatic stress disorder after the quake. This means that they qualify for a Sickness Benefit, rather than the Unemployment Benefit that it would seem that they are being offered," ... More >>

The real problem is not enough jobs

Tuesday, 5 October 2010, 5:26 pm | Wellington Peoples Centre

Kay Brereton, Benefit Rights Coordinator at the Wellington People's Centre is disappointed at the tone of the Treasury report to the Welfare Working Group "Key problems and options for reform". More >>

Future Focus a Big Step Backwards

Monday, 27 September 2010, 11:17 am | Wellington Peoples Centre

"This punitive change to welfare law is an attack on the underlying principle that welfare is the provision of assistance to all New Zealanders in their time of need," said Kay Brereton the Advocacy Coordinator at the Wellington People's ... More >>

90 Day Trial Period Legitimised Workplace Bullying

Monday, 19 July 2010, 4:58 pm | Wellington Peoples Centre

The extension of the 90 day trial period to businesses with more than twenty staff will have a negative impact on the unemployed and especially vulnerable workers considered to have no skills. More >>

Did Anyone Listen? Comments from Welfare Forum

Friday, 11 June 2010, 1:38 pm | Wellington Peoples Centre

Kay Brereton the Advocacy Coordinator at the Wellington People's Centre attended the recent Welfare Working Group Forum at Victoria University, and made the following observations. More >>

No Choice for Maori in need

Saturday, 19 December 2009, 1:59 pm | Wellington Peoples Centre

Kay Brereton the Coordinator of the Wellington People's Centre comments; "that while it is a commendable move to extend the Whanau Ora concept, and fully fund this service delivery model, it is essential that people are still given choices about ... More >>

Govt to increase Unemployment by cutting MSD staff

Tuesday, 12 May 2009, 2:45 pm | Wellington Peoples Centre

Kay Brereton of the Wellington People's Centre is critical of the Governments move to cut staffing levels in the Ministry of Social Development. "Surely in these days of economic recession cutting staff at the Ministry is adding to the crisis by increasing ... More >>

Let Them Eat Cake

Thursday, 3 July 2008, 2:10 pm | Wellington Peoples Centre

Today's announcement from the Minister of additional food entitlement under the Special needs Grant Programme will be a welcome boost to the pantries of many on low incomes; be they Superannuitants, low wage earners, or beneficiaries. More >>

Govt Bill would increase poverty

Wednesday, 14 March 2007, 2:46 pm | Wellington Peoples Centre

"Labour's bill will hurt all ready at-risk New Zealanders" was the message delivered to the Social Services Select Committee today by the Wellington People's Centre. More >>

Govt Bill would increase poverty

Thursday, 1 March 2007, 9:51 am | Wellington Peoples Centre

"Labour's bill will hurt all ready at-risk New Zealanders" will be the message delivered to the Social Services Select Committee today by the Wellington People's Centre. More >>

The Ruka Review By Tina McIvor

Friday, 21 October 2005, 9:30 am | Wellington Peoples Centre

A Ministry of Social Development review of benefit overpayments established due to relationships in the nature of marriage between 1 November 1996 and 31 December 2000 resulted in the reversal of over $35 million of debt wrongly held to be owed by almost ... More >>

Govt Still Recovering Millions Of Wrongly Est Debt

Friday, 21 October 2005, 9:20 am | Wellington Peoples Centre

A report released today by the Wellington People’s Centre says the government is recovering an estimated $60 million of debt against beneficiaries because the Ministry of Social Development has wrongly determined thousands of individuals to be living ... More >>

In a Land of Plenty Film Screening 30 August

Thursday, 19 August 2004, 10:05 am | Wellington Peoples Centre

Monday 30 August, Screening 6.30pm @ The Film Archive Cnr Ghuznee & Taranaki Sts - In a Land of Plenty is the story of unemployment in New Zealand. Journey from the 1930’s, a time when full employment was the first objective of economic policy, through ... More >>

Wellington Welfare Debate 9 June 2004, 7pm

Thursday, 3 June 2004, 9:50 am | Wellington Peoples Centre

Panelists: Steve Maharey, Social Services Minister Brian Easton, Economist Muriel Newman, MP Anne Else, Social Policy theorist Sue Bradford MP Paul Blair, Beneficiaries Advocate More >>

Child Poverty- Time For Action

Thursday, 5 February 2004, 3:51 pm | Wellington Peoples Centre

The Wellington People's Centre knows about child poverty. It was established in 1992 by people on benefits and low incomes after the devastating effects of the benefit cuts by the National Government. More >>

Crisco Is Expensive

Thursday, 11 December 2003, 10:55 am | Wellington Peoples Centre

If you bought the same goods yourself, it would be over $100 cheaper (26% less!!) More >>

Political Accountability For Poverty, Meeting 16/7

Wednesday, 17 July 2002, 10:28 am | Wellington Peoples Centre

“Politicians are forgetting the basic issues that are facing New Zealanders. The Wellington People’s Centre wants to place poverty on the election agenda!” says Centre Co-ordinator Lisa Matthews. More >>

Poverty In New Zealand – Debate July 17th

Friday, 12 July 2002, 8:06 am | Wellington Peoples Centre

Come and hear representatives from all major parties talk about POVERTY IN NEW ZEALAND - What are the issues? What are the solutions? Let's get some REAL issues back on the political agenda.! 1 in 4 NZ children are still growing up in poverty and there ... More >>

Meeting: Tanczos And Robson On Access To Justice

Tuesday, 7 August 2001, 10:31 am | Wellington Peoples Centre

Allcomers are invited to the Wellington People's Centre this Wednesday, August 8th, at 6pm for a public meeting on “Access To Justice” issues. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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