14 Sep 2020

Beneficiary advocates want Labour Party welfare proposal to go further

From Morning Report, 8:20 am on 14 September 2020

Beneficiary advocates say the Labour Party's welfare proposals don't go far enough to make a meaningful difference in the lives of struggling families.

If re-elected, Labour is promising to reinstate the training incentive allowance scrapped by the National Party a decade ago and lift the amount beneficiaries can earn before their payments are docked.

Advocates say Labour's plan lacks ambition - especially given it had promised to overhaul the welfare system during its three years in government.

Here's RNZ social issues reporter, Sarah Robson.