Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Maharey welcomes new poverty research

11 December 2000 Media Statement

Maharey welcomes new poverty research

Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey is welcoming new poverty research saying it meshes well with work the Government is doing to a more accurate picture of New Zealander's living standards.

The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services Poverty Indicator Pilot Project was launched in Wellington today. The Project is compiled from data collected about the personal circumstances of foodbank clients in eight cities nationwide and will be updated on a quarterly basis.

"The Council of Christian Social Services Poverty Indicator Pilot Project is a significant contribution to the debate about the nature of poverty in our society. The Project meshes very well with work I have instigated within the Ministry of Social Policy.

"Gaining an accurate picture of New Zealander's living standards is essential information for this Government because we are committed to reducing social exclusion in our society. The past Government banned the word 'poverty' from all official discourse – we are committed to tackling poverty.

"Labour and the Alliance made a commitment to New Zealanders to restore fairness and balance in our society. On the first anniversary of taking office we can point to policies such as the reintroduction of income-related rents, increases in superannuation and our instructions to Work and Income to inform beneficiaries of their full entitlement as evidence of that commitment.

"I look forward to reviewing the updates of the Poverty Indicator Pilot Project as our policies bed down and I commend the Council of Christian Social Services for taking the initiative," Steve Maharey said.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

21, 22, 23 December: Air NZ Workers Vote To Strike

The unions representing Air New Zealand Engineering and Logistics workers confirm that last week they issued three full-day strike notices for 21, 22, and 23 December.

Last week union members voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action in response to the company’s low offer and requests for cuts to sick leave and overtime. More>>

 

"Sahared Interests And Democratic Values": Peters To Visit USA

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters will travel to Washington D.C. for talks with US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and other senior members of the US Administration. More>>

Science Advisors: Stopping Family Violence – The Evidence

A new report “Every 4 minutes: A discussion paper on preventing family violence in New Zealand” by Justice sector Chief Science Advisor, Dr Ian Lambie, discusses the evidence and asks us, as a community, to get involved. More>>

ALSO:

Misuse Of Drugs Act: Medicinal Cannabis Legislation Passes

“Ultimately, this legislation will greatly increase availability of quality medicinal cannabis products, and will allow for their domestic manufacture. It will help people ease their suffering by making a wider range of quality medicinal cannabis products available over time." More>>

ALSO:

Conflicts, Inadequacies: IPCA Finds Police Investigation Flawed

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police investigation into inappropriate contact between a teacher and a student in Gisborne in 2014 was deficient in several respects. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Press Conference Multimedia: Grace Millane, ACC Levy Hold, Absent Execs

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern began her Monday post-cabinet press conference with an emotional comment on the murder of English backpacker Grace Millane. More>>

ALSO:

Child Poverty Monitor: Food Poverty Due To Inadequate Income, Housing Cost

The latest Child Poverty Monitor released today by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner reveals alarming facts about children suffering the impacts of family income inadequacy, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). More>>

ALSO:

Open Government: Proactively Release Of Ministerial Diaries

All Government Ministers will for the first time release details of their internal and external meetings, Minister for State Services (Open Government) Chris Hipkins announced today. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels