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Public Address - How is Govt evaluating its welfare reforms?

Public Address 30 June 2014 - How is Government evaluating its welfare reforms, and why aren’t we allowed to know?

How is Government evaluating its welfare reforms, and why aren’t we allowed to know?
13:47 Jun 29, 2014 in Speaker by Michael Fletcher
Welfare reform is one of the Government’s flagship policies. By any standards it’s a major public policy initiative – arguably the biggest change to our welfare system since the introduction of the Domestic Purpose Benefit 40 years ago...

Fire and Earth Erowid: Drug Geeks at Work
12:55 Jun 29, 2014 in Hard News by Russell Brown
“Erowid’s as old at the internet, isn’t it?” someone quipped to me recently. Well, not quite. But next year will mark 20 years of providing deep, broad and comprehensive information about psychoactive substances, legal and illegal.

Paying Family Carers – What was all the fuss about?
7:32 Jun 29, 2014 in Access by Rosemary McDonald
Peter and I went out fishing on ANZAC day. We used to be regulars on this particular west coast charter boat, ferreting away a few dollars so we could get out maybe half a dozen times a year. The trips…

He Panui: Media Take
4 days ago in Hard News by Russell Brown
As you might have seen in the news, our little media TV show is back next week – with a difference. Media Take will debut on Māori Television on Tuesday at 10.25pm, and I’ll be joined by my new co-host,…


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