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Dunne's actions need to speak louder than words

AUCKLAND ACTION AGAINST POVERTY

Media release 11 November 2012, 12.10pm

Dunne's actions need to speak louder than words

Peter Dunne's actions need to speak louder than words when he votes on the Income Tax (Universalisation of In-work Tax Credit) Amendment Bill later today, says Auckland Action Against Poverty spokesperson Sarah Thompson.

“Dunne previously pledged to 'actively support policy measures that reduce income inequality’ and today is his chance to prove it.

“This Bill offers a very easy and practical way to lift 100,000 NZ children out of poverty and Dunne has the power to make this a possibility.

“We currently do not have work available for those who need it, and the children of these families are being punished as a result by being excluded from receiving the In-work Tax Credit.

“In addition, struggling sole parents are already providing valuable care-work in the home (over and above 20 hours per week), and their work and efforts should be valued as such and compensated”.

ENDS


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