Drug testing of beneficiaries will come into force next year, with penalties for those who fail tests – including have to reimburse the cost of the test and having welfare payments stopped.
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett announced today pre-employment drug testing will take effect from next July and beneficiaries with work expectations will face sanctions if they refuse to apply for drug-tested jobs.
I have posted this question before, and no right-wing commenter fronted up with a satisfactory answer. So I’m going to ask the question again. Hey Nats (and anyone else who supports this policy) – what is going to happen to the people who have their benefit terminated under this policy? How will they live? Do you care?