Thursday, May 27, 2010

nzherald.co.nz - Welfare reforms put kids at risk says lobby groups


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Welfare reforms put kids at risk says lobby groups
 
Government social welfare reforms will do nothing to lift the well-being of beneficiaries and will see the children of those households at greater risk of neglect, a select committee has heard. And ... More
 
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The CPAG is highly critical of the National Government's welfare and tax reforms. To see what they have to say about the budget go to www.cpag.org.nz
 
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nzherald.co.nz - $15,000 demand outrages Bennett


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$15,000 demand outrages Bennett
 
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has attacked the integrity of a solo mother who is asking for $15,000 to settle a privacy complaint against the minister, after previously denying she wanted ... More
 
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Paula Bennett breached the beneficiary's privacy for her own ends. Looks like she will have to pay for it.
 
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Monday, May 24, 2010

Protest MP Offices Friday 28 May


Our Auckland is organising a protest against the Super City this Friday.

The select committee has proposed
some changes to the 3rd supercity
bill but we will still have 7 CCOs
controlling 75% of Auckland's
rates and owning $28 billion of our
public assets.
We think they should go further & give the choice of
whether to have CCOs or not back
to the new Mayor & Councilors.
We don't want privatisation of our
assets.
Join us at Paula Bennett's
office at 11am on Friday 28 May

and move on to Nikki Kaye's office
for 12.30pm at 82 College Hill,
Freemans Bay.
We want to car pool
and/or use a bus

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Paula's Bennett's escort May 1st, Piha


Guess who was there at 9.30am? And why would they come to this isolated beach side spot at this time on a Saturday morning? The police car was the first to be there.
Then I saw Paula quietly entering the building. But then she disappeared and I wondered if I had seen a mirage.
We waited for ages for Paula to re-appear and give her address, but she was nowhere to be seen.
Finally we caught sight of her in a little alcove in the corner of the hall talking to her local supporters one at a time. It was only a clinic not a meeting.



Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Chatting with National supporter at Bennett's Clinic


One of the women waiting at the Clinic said she wanted to talk to Paula about benefits. Interested, I asked her what about? She said she was a trainer of beneficiaries and the problem was how they wanted to keep on studying rather than taking jobs. One of our members, a student, said that since there were no jobs to go to, wasn't it wise to keep trying to develop skills that might help us to find a decent job? I was amazed at this woman's attitude towards her own students. She seemed to view them like very bad children who needed to be firmly controlled.


The beautiful view was a bit more interesting than listening to National Party supporters about lazy beneficiaries who wanted to study rather than trying to find non-existant unskilled low paid work.

Early Morning Piha, Paula Bennett Challenge


On May Day, International Workers Day, Unite Waitemata members went out to Piha Surf Life Saving Club to challenge Paula Bennett at a meeting. However she was just having a clinic, so we chatted for a while to some of her supporters including a trainer of beneficiaries-who viewed her students' desire for education with suspicion and contempt. She wanted to talk to Paula about how to get them out of education faster! The police were parked below at 9.30 am at this quiet isolated western beach. After enjoying the beautiful view we went across the road and held up our banners. We will be back, Paula!

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Janet Robin
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Paula Bennett Challenge
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