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DPB kids without named father soar

Posted on 11 Jan 2005
ACT Deputy Leader and Social Services spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today released figures showing the level of state-sanctioned ‘fatherless’ has increased by more than 26 percent under Labour.

Too many under CYF care and in residence

Posted on 06 Jan 2005

“It is staggering that over 5,000 young New Zealanders are now under the care of Child Youth and Family and t

Sickness benefits out of control

Posted on 04 Jan 2005
ACT Deputy Leader and Social Services spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today released figures showing the numbers receiving a sickness benefit have accelerated dramatically under Labour.

Public servants and salaries swell under Labour

Posted on 27 Dec 2004
ACT Deputy Leader and Social Services spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today exposed the fact that under Labour’s stewardship the era of big government is here to stay with a bureaucracy that is burgeoning on the back of taxpayer surpluses.

Newman calls for independent inquiry

Posted on 21 Dec 2004
ACT Deputy Leader and Social Services spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today wrote to the Prime Minister calling for an independent inquiry into the tragic death of young Otis Auelua.

Just admit it's welfare, Maharey

Posted on 16 Dec 2004
ACT Deputy Leader and Social Welfare spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today stood by her claim that welfare spending is forecast to rise by $2.1 billion over the next five years.

Give NZers a tax cut, not a hand-out

Posted on 15 Dec 2004
Social welfare spending is set to rise 28 percent over the next five years, ACT Deputy Leader and Social Welfare spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said today.

ACT's blueprint for ending child poverty

Posted on 15 Dec 2004
ACT Deputy Leader and Social Welfare spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today said the Child Poverty Action Group’s call for the Government to raise Family Support payments to ease child poverty wouldn’t work, and would only serve to lower New Zealand’s standard of living.

Cost of collecting child support skyrockets

Posted on 08 Dec 2004
ACT Deputy Leader and Social Welfare spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today revealed that the cost of collecting child support has skyrocketed by nearly 25 percent since 2000.

Stress & depression benefits balloon under Labour

Posted on 30 Nov 2004
ACT Deputy Leader and Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today revealed that the number of New Zealanders receiving a Sickness Benefit for stress or depression has more than doubled since Labour came to power.
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