April Fools! 50 000 Facing Benefit Cuts

The Working for Families package of income assistance for "working families" that came into effect today has scrapped the Special Benefit which provides a much needed top up for up to 50 000 beneficaries. This mean act is set to save the government about $50 million while depriving the poorest and most vulnerable in our communities. Social Justice groups are calling todays cuts the biggest since 1991, and the Special Benefit replacement a meaner, less flexible alternative.

Why Working for Families is not working for poor families-A report by the Wellington Peoples Centre.

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