Beneficiary reforms to come into effect

From Summer Report, 8:47 am on 9 January 2020

Beneficiary advocates say more needs to be done for those in poverty, and changes to the welfare system are not happening fast enough.

When the Coalition Government came to power, it promised to overhaul the welfare system and lift families out of poverty.

But just how much progress has been made?

Social issues reporter Sarah Robson says last year the Government made a start on welfare reform, and some of those changes will be coming into effect in 2020.