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Paula Bennett ‘great work’ acknowledged – McVicar

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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


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