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    Where to for Beneficiary families now that the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill has passed its Third Reading

    Friday, April 19th, 2013

    There have been some changes to the Bill since the First Reading back in September 2012. It is important if you are on a benefit that you understand what the law does and does not say so that you are not forced by WINZ to do something that the law does not require of you. […]

    Media Release 25 – Families and Churches Must Care for the Unemployed

    Friday, April 19th, 2013

    April 10, 2013 Palmerston North, NZ – The Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill has passed by a narrow two-vote margin, together with “social obligations” which will force beneficiary parents to make certain decisions for their children’s health and education or be penalised by a 50% sanction. “This is disappointing,” says Home […]

    3rd Reading of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill TODAY

    Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

    http://hef.org.nz/2013/3rd-reading-of-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-today/ The 3rd Reading of the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill is TODAY. http://www.parliament.nz/NR/rdonlyres/7B3B73E3-47FC-456C-83D3-8BA19D6A5BAC/267569/00HOH20130327_orderpaper_1.pdf If you have not sent your emails into Peter Dunne and John Banks please do so URGENTY today. It would be good if you can get them sent in by 2pm. For more information please go to […]

    Peaceful Protest TODAY outside a MPs Electorate Office – Are you going?

    Thursday, March 7th, 2013

    Today is the day for the Peaceful Protest outside a MPs Electorate Office at 1:30pm. Are you going to one? Please support home educators on a benefit. You don’t know when it could be you due to illness, death or a job loss. At any time any of us could be in a situation where […]

    Media Release 21 – Call for Peaceful Protests on Social Security Bill

    Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

    Media Release – Call for Peaceful Protests on Social Security Bill 5 March 2013 Palmerston North, NZ – As the government Select Committee draws up its report on the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill, time is running short for New Zealanders to let MPs know about their concerns with the Bill. […]

    Oral Submissions begin for the Social Security Bill today

    Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

    Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill Oral Submissions begin 28 November in Wellington. (This weeks meetings only) Visitor access to select committee hearings in committee rooms 3 is through Parliament’s main entrance across the forecourt between Parliament House and the Beehive. Only enter the committee room if an ‘open to the public’ […]

    Family Integrity’s submission to the Select Committee on the Social Security Bill

    Monday, October 29th, 2012

    Click on links below to read Family Integrity’s submission: Family Integrity submission ECE research.docx 24 pages of research quotes Samuel Blight 18.10.12

    Media Release 7 – Paula Bennett’s One-Size-Fits-All Approach Leaves Parents With No Options

    Monday, October 29th, 2012

    Media Release 7 – Paula Bennett’s One-Size-Fits-All Approach Leaves Parents With No Options October 26, 2012 Palmerston North, NZ – Parents will be left with no options under the new Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill, says Barbara Smith of the Home Education Foundation (HEF) of New Zealand. Under international human rights […]

    2nd letter from Paula Bennett to Barbara Smith

    Monday, October 29th, 2012

    Click on this link to read the signed letter on Paula Bennett’s letterhead Barbara Smith 25.10.12 Office of Hon Paula Bennett Minister for Social Development Minister of Youth Affairs 2 5 OCT 2012 Barbara smith Home Education Foundation PO Box 9064 Palmerston North New Zealand Dear Barbara I write further to my letter of 20 […]

    Why should I put a submission into the Select Committee about the beneficiaries?

    Monday, October 29th, 2012

    Greetings We only have just over 5 more days for getting submissions in to the Select Committee to stop the Government from making ECE and immunisations compulsory for beneficiaries. All the information you need is here: http://hef.org.nz/2012/make-a-submission-reject-compulsory-early-education-for-3-year-olds/ Some of us think why should we be doing anything that will not affect us? Let me assure […]

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