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MSD Changes Need to Come from the Top

MSD Changes Need to Come from the Top

"Contrary to the belief of Paula Bennet, the Deloitte report shows us that there are serious systemic problems at MSD when it comes to the privacy and welfare of beneficiaries", says Auckland Action Against Poverty Spokesperson Chris Zack

"These are not merely operational matters but indicative of a serious culture of flippancy when it comes to not only beneficiaries privacy, but their wellbeing."

"We are not convinced that this is merely a mistake of bureaucracy, and we await
the second report from Deloitte on broader issues about the security of the Ministry's information systems and the culture within the organisation."

"Paula Bennet needs to take responsibility for these privacy breaches along with the fear,harm and mistrust among beneficiaries that is a result."

"We would like to see this horrible matter be a catalyst for change within MSD. We want a fundamental change in the way MSD relates to beneficiaries. From one based on a disregard of privacy rights, fear and intimidation to a relationship where beneficiaries privacy and wellbeing is respected."

"If Paula Bennet is not able to right the ship in this matter then perhaps it is time the job goes to someone who can."

ENDS

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Election Day: Make Sure You're A Part Of It!

Saturday 20 September, is election day, and New Zealanders’ last chance to have a say on who leads the country for the next three years.

“The people and parties we elect tomorrow will be making the decisions that affect us, our families and our communities,” says Robert Peden, Chief Electoral Officer. “It doesn’t get much more important than that, and we need all New Zealanders to use their voice and vote.”

Voting places will be open from 9.00am until 7.00pm on election day. The busiest time at voting places is usually 9.00am - 11.00am.

“Take your EasyVote card with you when you go to vote, as it will make voting faster and easier, and vote close to home if you can. But don’t worry if you forget your card, or didn’t receive one, because as long as you are enrolled to vote, your voice will be heard,” says Mr Peden. More>>

 

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