Beneficiary numbers down…or are they?

Benson-Pope fresh from his trip to Melbourne has released figures showing that benficiary numbers are dropping across many areas except Sickness and Invalid benficiaries.

The numbers show that that is where some at least have gone, they also show that with the 3 per cent increase in Sickness Beneficiaries and in Invalid Beneficiaries new Zealand is in fact becoming more sick. 

So while some are gaining employment many are in fact moving to other benefits.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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