Articles tagged benefits

Metiria Turei's revelations of historic benefit fraud may have forced her to quit as Green Party co-leader and seen her party plummet in the opinion polls, but the rise in support for Labour may yet see her dream of benefit reform realised. Lynn Grieveson reports.


National MP Alastair Scott won few new supporters for the Government in a disability rights debate in Wellington last night, saying ‘love has consequences’ when asked about disabled people losing benefits when they move in with partners.

For the convenience of subscribers, here's my weekend column in which I argue the Government should use its strong balance sheet and low borrowing costs to make millions of dollars in social investments that save everyone billions in the long run.