On the Whanau Ora scheme

April 9, 2010 0

At the unveiling of Whanau Ora, the government scrapped a key feature that its expert Task Force had deemed to be ‘pivotal’ – namely, that […]

Paula Bennett’s welfare abuse

July 1, 2009 0

To date, the government’s response to the recession has been faulted on the demand side – for not giving sufficient stimulus to the economy, as […]

The need to control loan sharks

May 19, 2009 0

As jobs vanish and incomes shrink during the recession, loan sharks can be expected to prey more avidly on poor and vulnerable communities. After all, […]

WINZ and food banks, and Fiji

Gordon Campbell April 14, 2009 0

[For Fiji click here] A few months ago, Scoop asked Paula Bennett at John Key’s post-Cabinet press conference whether she saw a pressing need – […]

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