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ACT will stop welfare abuse

Posted on 19 Jul 2005
A primary school principal was recently describing the disastrous behaviour of children at her decile one school. She explained how most of the children came from broken homes where most of the parents are on welfare. She said many of them arrived at school without eating breakfast and without a packed lunch and that many did not have clean clothes and had not washed or brushed their teeth.

DPB mothers won’t name dads

Posted on 19 Jul 2005
A solo mum with nine children who is receiving the Domestic Purposes Benefit has refused to name all of their fathers, ACT Deputy Leader Dr Muriel Newman revealed today.

For real tax cuts - cut the $1b welfare abuse

Posted on 19 Jul 2005
Address to ACT Helensville luncheon; Allely House; State Highway 16, Kumeu; 12.30pm.

For real tax cuts – cut the $1b welfare abuse

Posted on 17 Jul 2005
Address to ACT Helensville luncheon; Allely House; State Highway 16, Kumeu; 12.30pm.

Article for Petone Herald

Posted on 06 Jul 2005
This article was originally published in the Petone Herald, 6 July.

ACT’s five-point plan to halt New Zealand’s dire child abuse record

Posted on 02 Jul 2005
This week Newman Online looks at ACT’s plan to reduce New Zealand’s appalling child abuse statistics by implementing changes to the welfare system and legislation to protect children.

Bill - wasted opportunity to introduce shared parenting

Posted on 02 Jul 2005
The Labour Government’s Care of Children Bill fails to recognise the importance of ensuring that fathers continue to provide love, guidance and support to their children after a relationship breaks down, ACT Deputy Leader Dr Muriel Newman said today.

NZ can ACT to stop shameful child stats

Posted on 30 Jun 2005
Speech to the Parentline Charitable Trust Child Summit, Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton, Wednesday 29 June, 1pm.

What’s happened to Don Brash’s bold tax and welfare plans ?

Posted on 28 Jun 2005
ACT Leader Rodney Hide today called on National to ‘fess up about what it’s doing with its tax and welfare policies.

Overseas benefit fraudsters owe taxpayers $53m

Posted on 28 Jun 2005
ACT Deputy Leader and Welfare spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today demanded answers from the Social Development and Employment Minister after new information revealed 18,675 former beneficiaries have moved overseas owing taxpayers $53 million.
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