Pages tagged "Social Development and Employment"

  • Sanctions vital in stopping abuse of legal orders

    The Government’s admission that it plans to remove sanctions for outstanding arrest warrants underscores their soft-on-crime approach, says National’s Social Development and Employment spokesperson Louise Upston.

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  • Labour turns back to senior citizens’ struggle

    Labour’s refusal to back a law change to allow senior citizens to receive superannuation payments if they are stuck overseas due to Covid-19 restrictions demonstrates their kindness mantra is hollow, National’s Social Development and Employment spokesperson, Hon Louise Upston says.

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  • Where is the plan to end the welfare dependency crisis?

    Today’s Ministry of Social Development quarterly release demonstrates Labour’s failure to deliver on its promises to get people off welfare and into work, says National’s Social Development and Employment spokesperson Louise Upston.

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  • Government must come clean on women’s border crossing debacle

    The admission that the Ministry of Social Development mistakenly granted travel exemptions to two women who subsequently tested positive for Covid and contributed to the Northland lockdown requires an immediate explanation from the Government, says National’s Social Development and Employment spokesperson Louise Upston.

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  • Labour’s Flexi-wage a flop

    The much hyped flexi-wage ‘expansion’ is not delivering the jobs Labour promised, National’s Social Development and Employment spokesperson Louise Upston says.

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  • Benefit dependency crisis emerging

    The removal of the subsequent child policy today demonstrates Labour has given up on supporting many New Zealand families to achieve financial independence, says National’s Social Development and Employment spokesperson Louise Upston.

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  • Government failing vulnerable Kiwis in emergency housing

    Reports from the Director-General of Health that people in emergency housing have tested positive for Delta is an indictment of the Government’s lack of pandemic preparedness, says National’s Social Development and Employment spokesperson Louise Upston.

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  • Border rules need common sense

    Reports of people who believed they could go into work but instead have been sent home demonstrates why a more rational and pragmatic approach is needed for alert level border rules, National’s Social Development and Employment spokesperson Louise Upston says.

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  • Time for Govt to front on wage subsidy failures

    The fact 37,000 businesses are still awaiting their first wage subsidy payment demonstrates the Government’s contempt for the plight of many New Zealanders fighting for their jobs, National’s Social Development and Employment spokesperson Louise Upston says.

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  • Wage subsidy problems must be sorted

    Further reports of confusion about whether businesses are entitled to the wage-subsidy at alert level two shows the Government must urgently improve the scheme, National’s Social Development and Employment spokesperson Louise Upston says.

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