Plight of Low-Income Families Being Misrepresented
Plight of Low-Income Families Being
New Zealand First
Spokesperson for Social Policy Asenati Lole-Taylor is
concerned that recent reports about spending are masking the
grim reality of life on low incomes.
Government is relying on spending as an indicator of
economic growth when it should be addressing the need for
more productive industry in New Zealand.
“We are a
country that needs a high level of exports not a high level
“Reports from the major banks
that there is economic growth because spending is up provide
little comfort for families struggling to make ends meet.
“New Zealand First is interested in real
“What will make a difference is good jobs
and fair wages.
“The Government needs to ensure
that the difficult financial situation of low-income New
Zealanders is being portrayed fairly, and not being glossed
over – especially when a large amount of increased retail
spending can be linked to the Christchurch earthquake
“Employment is essential to the wellbeing
of all New Zealanders. Instead the Government is allowing
low-paid casualised work which is less secure than being on
a benefit,” says Mrs Lole-Taylor
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