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Paula Bennett, Brendan Boyle: Security Review

MSD video. See: Independent security review announced by Ministry

Paula Bennett, Brendan Boyle: Security Review

by Elizabeth Beattie

4 September 2014

Minister for Social Development Paula Bennett, and Ministry of Social Development Chief Executive Brendan Boyle met with press at 11:30 today outside the MSD National Office to Announce details of the MSD Security Review.

They discussed current and future Work and Income Security measures, as well as the spate of threats made to WINZ staff following the Ashburton Shootings on September 1st.

Bennett stated that any threats made, or any abuse towards staff would be taken extremely seriously. Bennett also felt that there needed to be lower tolerance by WINZ staff regarding client’s abusive behaviors.

Boyle stated that the security measures were currently being reviewed in order to keep staff and members of the public safe.

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