21 Sep 2012

Focus on Politics for 21 September 2012

From Focus on Politics, 6:35 pm on 21 September 2012

The Government is close to putting in place the final phase of welfare reforms that it says will reduce benefit dependency. A Social Security Amendment Bill was introduced to Parliament this week that will simplify benefit categories, and establish a new sanctions regime. Political reporter Clare Pasley talks to the social development Minister, Paula Bennett, about the changes.