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Orphan Children Supported Under NZ First Bill

Tracey Martin MP
Spokesperson for Youth Affairs
6 December 2012

Orphan Children Supported Under NZ First Bill

New 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 children.

Youth Affairs spokesperson Tracey Martin says the Bill will finally give these vulnerable children the financial support they desperately need.

“In 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.”

“These children will have to face yet another new school year in which uniforms need to be purchased and shoes updated.”

“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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