welfare

20th Nov 20, 9:11am
Jenée Tibshraeny looks at why it's time for the Government to get its head out of the sand and address the distributional impacts of printing up to $128 billion
Jenée Tibshraeny looks at why it's time for the Government to get its head out of the sand and address the distributional impacts of printing up to $128 billion
20th Nov 20, 9:11am
3rd Oct 20, 9:07am
Grant Robertson on why now is the time for 'balance' not 'transformation', the importance of confidence in prompting business investment, minimum wage hikes and more
Grant Robertson on why now is the time for 'balance' not 'transformation', the importance of confidence in prompting business investment, minimum wage hikes and more
3rd Oct 20, 9:07am
25th Sep 20, 1:13pm
Robertson talks up, but doesn't officially campaign on, social insurance; Says it's unlikely to be 'fully implemented' in next term of government should Labour be re-elected
Robertson talks up, but doesn't officially campaign on, social insurance; Says it's unlikely to be 'fully implemented' in next term of government should Labour be re-elected
25th Sep 20, 1:13pm
4th Sep 20, 3:00pm
There are 77k more people receiving jobless benefits now than in March, with a minority of Covid Income Relief Payment recipients finding a job before the 12-week payment runs out
There are 77k more people receiving jobless benefits now than in March, with a minority of Covid Income Relief Payment recipients finding a job before the 12-week payment runs out
4th Sep 20, 3:00pm
3rd Sep 20, 2:26pm
National commits to giving all mothers a $3000 entitlement to use on health or social services and allowing parents to take paid parental leave at the same time
National commits to giving all mothers a $3000 entitlement to use on health or social services and allowing parents to take paid parental leave at the same time
3rd Sep 20, 2:26pm
3rd Sep 20, 10:08am
Jenée Tibshraeny argues in a changing world the Government needs to balance out the RBNZ's quantitative easing with a bottom-up approach to ensure the most needy don’t miss out
Jenée Tibshraeny argues in a changing world the Government needs to balance out the RBNZ's quantitative easing with a bottom-up approach to ensure the most needy don’t miss out
3rd Sep 20, 10:08am
2nd Sep 20, 7:49am
Shamubeel Eaqub assesses the economic picture in the context of Covid-19 and the looming election and encourages voters to engage with their local candidates
Shamubeel Eaqub assesses the economic picture in the context of Covid-19 and the looming election and encourages voters to engage with their local candidates
2nd Sep 20, 7:49am
4th Aug 20, 3:50pm
Could Labour's first major policy announcement be a permanent unemployment insurance scheme similar to that advocated for by ACT?
Could Labour's first major policy announcement be a permanent unemployment insurance scheme similar to that advocated for by ACT?
4th Aug 20, 3:50pm
22nd Jul 20, 3:03pm
Tens of thousands of people are forgoing decent amounts of money by being on Jobseeker Support when they could get the Covid-19 Income Relief Payment
Tens of thousands of people are forgoing decent amounts of money by being on Jobseeker Support when they could get the Covid-19 Income Relief Payment
22nd Jul 20, 3:03pm
30th Jun 20, 6:44pm
Labour and National to support first reading of NZ First bill to increase the NZ Super residency requirement from 10 to 20 years 
Labour and National to support first reading of NZ First bill to increase the NZ Super residency requirement from 10 to 20 years 
30th Jun 20, 6:44pm
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29th Jun 20, 7:21pm
Green Party's wealth tax sees Jacinda Ardern distance herself from the policy and National lump Labour in with the Greens
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Green Party's wealth tax sees Jacinda Ardern distance herself from the policy and National lump Labour in with the Greens
29th Jun 20, 7:21pm
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28th Jun 20, 1:47pm
Greens propose introducing universal payment of at least $325/week for those who don't work full-time, a wealth tax, two new top income tax brackets and ACC reform
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Greens propose introducing universal payment of at least $325/week for those who don't work full-time, a wealth tax, two new top income tax brackets and ACC reform
28th Jun 20, 1:47pm
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25th May 20, 10:35am
People who lose their jobs could be eligible for a $250-$490 a week payment for 12 weeks under a new COVID-19 relief scheme
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People who lose their jobs could be eligible for a $250-$490 a week payment for 12 weeks under a new COVID-19 relief scheme
25th May 20, 10:35am
22nd May 20, 1:09pm
Few new people went on Jobseeker Support last week compared to previous weeks; The number has still increased by 30% or 43,426 people from two months ago
Few new people went on Jobseeker Support last week compared to previous weeks; The number has still increased by 30% or 43,426 people from two months ago
22nd May 20, 1:09pm
22nd May 20, 11:37am
Budget 2020/21 - Summary of all spending plans
Budget 2020/21 - Summary of all spending plans
22nd May 20, 11:37am
15th May 20, 5:06pm
More young, white, middle-class people become beneficiaries, as 2,422 more people received Jobseeker Support last week
More young, white, middle-class people become beneficiaries, as 2,422 more people received Jobseeker Support last week
15th May 20, 5:06pm
12th May 20, 1:52pm
How Thursday's Budget will provide the next wave of support for businesses and households, but won't actually hit 'reset' on our economy
How Thursday's Budget will provide the next wave of support for businesses and households, but won't actually hit 'reset' on our economy
12th May 20, 1:52pm
25th Apr 20, 9:31am
National's Paul Goldsmith resolute NZ needs to come out of lockdown faster; Calls for targeted wage subsidy extension or cash payments to businesses; Says financial support for households will be justified after lockdown
National's Paul Goldsmith resolute NZ needs to come out of lockdown faster; Calls for targeted wage subsidy extension or cash payments to businesses; Says financial support for households will be justified after lockdown
25th Apr 20, 9:31am
24th Apr 20, 1:11pm
Number of people on Jobseeker Support increases by 20% in a month; Only 0.17% of wage subsidy payments found to have ended up in the wrong hands
Number of people on Jobseeker Support increases by 20% in a month; Only 0.17% of wage subsidy payments found to have ended up in the wrong hands
24th Apr 20, 1:11pm
18th Apr 20, 12:24pm
Finance Minister warns we're in for a long haul; Says the govt is considering extending the Business Finance Guarantee Scheme and buying stakes in big business
Finance Minister warns we're in for a long haul; Says the govt is considering extending the Business Finance Guarantee Scheme and buying stakes in big business
18th Apr 20, 12:24pm
17th Apr 20, 3:51pm
Number of people on Jobseeker Support increases by 16% in a month; Rise dampened for now by Wage Subsidy supporting 60% of workforce
Number of people on Jobseeker Support increases by 16% in a month; Rise dampened for now by Wage Subsidy supporting 60% of workforce
17th Apr 20, 3:51pm
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9th Apr 20, 12:43pm
Jobseeker Support up 15% year-on-year in March, food grants issued jumps 54% and KiwiSaver hardship withdrawals rise 14%
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Jobseeker Support up 15% year-on-year in March, food grants issued jumps 54% and KiwiSaver hardship withdrawals rise 14%
9th Apr 20, 12:43pm
18th Mar 20, 11:26am
Terry Baucher on how the tax changes included in the Government's COVID-19 support package will provide immediate relief and encourage investment
Terry Baucher on how the tax changes included in the Government's COVID-19 support package will provide immediate relief and encourage investment
18th Mar 20, 11:26am
16th Mar 20, 12:01pm
Raf Manji says NZ shouldn't get sucked into overseas style QE or asset purchasing, and instead should directly support the real economy by funding infrastructure projects & increasing income support
Raf Manji says NZ shouldn't get sucked into overseas style QE or asset purchasing, and instead should directly support the real economy by funding infrastructure projects & increasing income support
16th Mar 20, 12:01pm
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25th Feb 20, 11:07am
New Stats NZ data shows little change to child poverty measures in recent years, with 151,700 children living in material hardship
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New Stats NZ data shows little change to child poverty measures in recent years, with 151,700 children living in material hardship
25th Feb 20, 11:07am

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