Fairer Deal For Parents on Benefits - Christine Rankin
Christine Rankin's Party Supports Fairer Deal For
Parents on Benefits
July 23 2014
Party Leader Colin Craig is backing a campaign seeking to
reform the way Work And Income treats shared care
Mr Craig confirmed his party's stance in an email
to Fifty Fifty campaigner Duncan Eddy last night,
"I confirm we support 50/50 parenting being an
equal share of responsibilities and costs with same support
to each. We call this a level playing field."
welcomed The Conservative Party's support for fairer
treatment for beneficiaries who share their kids'
"Not only are they potential coalition partners for
National, but their Party Manager is ex WINZ boss Christine
For more information see www.fiftyfifty.org.nz
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On The Eleanor Catton Rumpus
If anyone was in doubt about the accuracy of the comments made in India by Eleanor Catton, the reaction from some quarters here at home has gone a long way to proving her point.
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