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Disability support services data released

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:29 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Data released today about the use of Ministry of Health-funded disability support services will help ensure that disabled New Zealanders are receiving the best services, says Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga.More >>

Most in advanced age rely on pension

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:28:35 +1200 | University of Auckland

Most in advanced age rely on pension Media Release - University of Auckland - 15 April 2015 More >>

Benefit reforms moving more locals into work

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:55:57 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

List MP Jono Naylor welcomes the release of the latest local benefit figures which show 144 fewer people on a benefit in the Palmerston North in this March quarter compared to the same time last year.More >>

Quarterly benefit figures lowest since 2009

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:20:17 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the latest benefit figures show a further year-on-year decline as the New Zealand economy improves and welfare reforms continue to support families.More >>

48th UN Commission on Population and Development

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:01:58 +1200 | U.S. Department of State

Remarks Margaret Pollack, Director for Multilateral Coordination and External Relations and Senior Advisor on Population Issues New York City April 13, 2015 More >>

NZ Health Ministry well advanced on first social impact bond

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:28:17 +1200 | BusinessDesk

NZ Ministry of Health well on the way to delivering NZ's first social impact bond More >>

Employment, choice focus of disability meeting

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:04:18 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner and Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, meeting at Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices, Melbourne. More >>

Impact of Zero Hour Contracts on Tax Returns

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:00:46 +1200 | NZ Tax Refunds

WooHoo NZ Tax Refunds welcomes the recent announcement by Restaurant Brands that ‘zero hour’ contracts will no longer be offered to employees. According to WooHoo NZ Tax Refunds, many of their customers who are owed a tax refund are those on zero ...More >>

UN Committee against torture to review New Zealand

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:56:02 +1200 | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN Committee against torture to review New Zealand, Congo, Romania, Luxembourg, Spain, Serbia, Colombia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia More >>

KFC’s Colonel Sanders Forces Woodhouse’s Hand on Zero Hours

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:26:59 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is accusing Workplace Minister Michael Woodhouse of being all over the place about zero hour contracts having defended them, tinkered with them and now reportedly considering an outright ban, which has been New Zealand First’s ...More >>

Zero excuses, end zero hour contracts now

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:13:04 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

It’s time Workplace Relations Minister Michael Woodhouse cut the weasel words and banned zero hour contracts, Labour Leader Andrew Little says. More >>

Gordon Campbell on UE pass rates & university dropout rates

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:35:00 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Houston, there is clearly a problem with (a) the plunge in pass rates for University Entrance qualifications, which has been especially steep among Maori students and also a problem with (b) the failure rates for Maori students among those who reach ...More >>

McDonald's "rostered zero hours" offer meaningless

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:47:05 +1200 | Unite Union

Strikes and protests are going ahead at McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy's on Wednesday as part of an international fast food workers day of action. More >>

McDonald's NZ security of hours announcement

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:05:28 +1200 | McDonald's

“McDonald’s NZ has been in discussions as to the structure of our employment contracts for several months. At the same time we entered into the collective bargaining process with our union in good faith. We have now completed a review of the way our ...More >>

PSA "Turkeys Christmas" appeal bad for CYF Review

Sun, 12 Apr 2015 23:38:35 +1200 | Steve Taylor

The call by the Public Services Association to include Social Workers in an independent CYF Review is akin to asking turkeys to vote on the validity of an early Christmas, says Steve Taylor, a Counsellor and Social Services Outcomes Researcher who has worked ...More >>

Youth homelessness needs a closer look

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:06:04 +1200 | Lifewise

April 15th is Youth Homelessness Matters Day, and social development agency Lifewise and youth development organisation Youthline have teamed up to raise awareness about youth homelessness in New Zealand. Together, the two organisations will be deconstructing ...More >>

Zimbabwe: ITUC Supports ZCTU Protest Action

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:11:51 +1200 | ITUC

Brussels, 09 April 2015 (ITUC OnLine): The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is organising demonstrations on 11 April 2015 involving its six regional centres of Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru, Mutare, Masvingo and Chinhoyi.  The demonstrations aim ...More >>

Modernising Child, Youth and Family

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:05:34 +1200 | The Council for Social Work Education

The announcement of a review of Child, Youth and Family is promising but the make-up of the Expert Panel is concerning, says David McNabb, President CSWEANZ. There is no representation from the social work profession or our child welfare sector. The ...More >>

Dunne Speaks: Better Public Services

Thu, 9 Apr 2015 14:07:50 +1200 | United Future NZ Party

A quiet revolution is underway in the provision of public services. Under the guise of its “Better Public Services” programme the Government is stealthily but deliberately changing the way in which public services are delivered, and also, and perhaps more ...More >>

NZ Ranked World’s 5th Most Socially Advanced Country

Thu, 9 Apr 2015 13:39:54 +1200 | The Social Progress Imperative

New Zealand Ranked World’s 5th Most Socially Advanced Country Ahead of Australia in 10th More >>

 

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