3 Oct 2019

Will National propose fines for parents of truant teens?

From Checkpoint, 5:45 pm on 3 October 2019

Should parents of teenagers who leave school early and don't go into education or training be fined?

It's one of the policies the National Party is reportedly looking into as part of its social policy review.

Other policies under consideration are requiring gang members to prove they don't have illegal income before getting a benefit, and reassessing the obligations of people who are on the benefit.

Leader Simon Bridges is being coy about the specifics - but says these are priority issues for National.

Political reporter Yvette McCullough has the story.