Friday, July 12, 2013

Communities Not Safe with Paula Bennett


Unite Waitemata and Auckland Action Against Poverty protested against Paula Bennett's"Safer Communities" meeting on 18th June. Two of our members who went inside were roughly expelled from the public meeting by police, one having a badly twisted harm- hardly an example of a "safe community!" Single parent families who don't get their kids to childcare,   and families of those who fail a drug test or  fail work tests are not "safe" when their benefits are halved or removed altogether! People with serious illnesses are not safe when they are forced off their sickness or invalids benefits by designated doctors to become "job seekers." Women forced to stay in violent relationships because they could not afford to leave are not "safe."

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