More good news

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via ODT

The number of people on a main benefit has fallen below 280,000 for the first time since 2008.

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says it dropped by 4369, or 1.5 percent, in the year to March.

That took the total number of people receiving a main benefit down to 279,891.

The biggest reduction was in sole parent support, down by 3986, or 5.7 percent.

That’s awesome news that shouldn’t be buried on a lazy Thursday during parliamentary recess.  Those numbers represent real lives that have been turned around.

4369 lives that are now part of contributing to society rather than continue down the path of dependence.

And in the case of the sole parents, the likely path of rearing children that continue the cycle of dependency.

This is a great result, and the Government needs to be praised for it.  This is probably why it isn’t highlighted by the media, hidden away in a noon bulletin and only required four sentences to cover it.

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