Orphan Children Supported Under NZ First Bill
Tracey Martin MP
6 December 2012
Children Supported Under NZ First Bill
Zealand First says its Social Security (Clothing Allowances
for Orphans and Unsupported Children) Amendment Bill, drawn
from the Members Ballot today, will give orphans and
unsupported children clothing allowance parity with foster
Youth Affairs spokesperson Tracey Martin
says the Bill will finally give these vulnerable children
the financial support they desperately need.
light of Social Development Minister Paula Bennett’s
answer during Question Time on 17 October pledging her
support to providing this extra assistance for affected
children, I expect that the Minister and her Government will
join with New Zealand First to ensure this Bill has a speedy
passage through the House.
“Enough time has
passed for these children while this issue has been
discussed by successive Governments.”
children will have to face yet another new school year in
which uniforms need to be purchased and shoes
“I call on all political parties to
fix this anomaly and help set these kids on the right path
by supporting this Bill,” says Ms Martin.
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