Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Paula Bennett ‘great work’ acknowledged – McVicar

PRESS RELEASE

29/9/2014

Paula Bennett ‘great work’ acknowledged – McVicar

“Paula Bennett, as Minister of Social Development, has contributed significantly in lowering our crime rate and preventing further victims.” - McVicar

The Conservative Party Justice Spokesman, Garth McVicar believes getting people off the benefit and back into work has played a significant role in lowering the crime rate and says as Minister of Social Development Paula Bennett has done a great job.”

McVicar was commenting after the Prime Minister said he was keen to give Ms Bennett more responsibility and widen out her cabinet experience and demonstrate her skills in other areas.

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/255714/bennett-to-move-from-ministry-key

“13 years ago I founded the Sensible Sentencing Trust to expose the folly of the current welfare-to-crime system, from the large number of victims we dealt with it was obvious that the welfare system was a principle driver of crime and repeat offending.”

“We were in daily contact with many victims of crime and unashamedly lobbied on their behalf, Paula Bennett has been a great advocate of getting people back to work and that is now paying dividends on many fronts.”

“This is a win win situation; a reduction in beneficiaries save the taxpayer money on many fronts, less crime means fewer victims with a compounding benefit for society as a whole.”

“We appreciate this has been no easy task and want to congratulate Paula Bennett and wish her well in the future. We only hope her successor continues the good work.” ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On Our Weird Ways Of Funding Care For The Dying


National Party leader Judith Collins thinks the government’s traffic light system for emerging from Covid lockdowns is “confusing.” Perhaps she could be looking in the mirror because in recent weeks, National has hardly been a model of crystalline clarity. On RNZ this morning Collins was calling for the scrapping of all vaccine certificates and mandates once we hit 90% double dose vaccination. Yet in recent weeks, Chris Bishop, National’s Covid spokesperson has been indicating that vaccine certificates and employment mandates will be, and should be, part of our new Covid landscape... More>>

Covid-19: Two Cases Notified In Christchurch Last Evening


The Ministry of Health was notified last evening of two positive COVID-19 cases in Christchurch from the same household. One member of the household had recently returned to Christchurch from Auckland. The local public health unit is gathering information from the cases to identify close contacts and exposure events, including any locations of interest... More>>





 
 


Government: Considers Regulatory Safeguards For Three Waters Services
Public feedback is being sought on the regulatory safeguards required to ensure consumers and communities receive three waters services that meet their needs, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister, Dr David Clark announced today... More>>


Three Waters: Government To Protect Vital Public Water Services For Future Generations
Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta today confirmed the Government will create four publicly owned water entities to ensure every New Zealander has access to affordable, long-lasting drinking, waste and storm water infrastructure... More>>

ALSO:



Government: Responds To Independent Review Into WorkSafe

The Government has clear expectations that WorkSafe must action the recommendations of the independent review into the regulator to improve its management of adventure activities following the tragedy at Whakaari White Island, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood says... More>>



Government: First Step In Managed Isolation Changes; Expanding QFT With Pacific

The Government is starting a phased easing of border restrictions that will see the time spent in an MIQ facility halved for fully vaccinated overseas arrivals from 14 November and home isolation introduced in the first quarter of 2022 at the latest, Chris Hipkins said today... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels