8 Aug 2022

National Party 'out of touch' with welfare plan - Labour

From Morning Report, 7:09 am on 8 August 2022

The Labour Party says the opposition National Party is "out of touch" after it released its new welfare plan during its national conference at the weekend.

National Party leader Christopher Luxon says jobs coaches would be allocated to beneficiaries under the age of 25.

Anyone who had been receiving welfare for more than a year, who then stayed off for a year after receiving a job, would be eligible for a one-thousand-dollar payment.

Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni says there's no evidence the plan would work, and it turns young people into villains.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke to Corin Dann.