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Grey Power Appalled At WINZ Video Spend-up

Grey Power New Zealand Federation Incorporated

Media Release

12 August 1999

WINZ Staff Win - Disabled Lose

The Grey Power Board is appalled that WINZ staff have spent $25,000 on staff videos while at the same time introducing punitive conditions to Disability Allowances says Violet McCowatt, Grey Power Social Services spokesperson.

All this while Treasury recommended a social spending squeeze. It would seem that as in the Superannuitants cuts, the elderly continue to be targeted to pay for the Government excess, Mrs McCowatt says.

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