Government

Welfare advisory group: rethink the old ‘rules’

The welfare advisory group is retelling the welfare, work and economics story, including the old rules that say only paid work counts as real work. Will the Government listen? asks Jess Berentson-Shaw.

The Welfare Expert Advisory Group (WEAG) wants New Zealanders to see past our old ideas of welfare. That is not entirely surprising. There are few people in New Zealand who would think that

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