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Carmel Sepuloni respect

Written By: - Date published: 4:09 pm, May 9th, 2018 - 17 comments
Categories: benefits, Carmel Sepuloni, labour, national, same old national, welfare - Tags:

Fresh from her announcement for the first increase in funding for womens refuge in ten years worth $76 million over four years Carmel Sepuloni let the country exactly what she thought her Ministry should be doing.

Check out the Video from Parliament earlier today.

And some twitter responses:

17 comments on “Carmel Sepuloni respect ”

  1. Ad 1

    Great to hear the energy and well harnessed rage from the Minister there.

  2. roy cartland 2

    Upston couldn’t even touch her and was clearly rattled.

  3. Ffloyd 3

    How stupid is Louise Upston. (How long is a piece of string). Did she really think that CS was arbitrarily going to make up a number so that she could then use that number as a proven statistic. Upston should have stuck to nodding. She was good at that.

  4. Rosemary McDonald 4

    I love how many times she said the word “entitled”.

    The Last Lot tried to have that word banned….

    Agreed. Respect.

  5. Johnny on the spot 5

    Not sure if I am right, but a long time ago were there not “Counter Books” (at whatever the Ministry was called back then), so you could as a citizen check what you were entitled to?

    • Jum 5.1

      Bring them back.

    • mickysavage 5.2

      Back in the 1980s David Lange complained about this. The information was not accessible. The books should be on the counter and on the web.

  6. patricia bremner 6

    It has been slow for some, but momentum is underway!!

  7. Heather Grimwood 7

    I agree with above comments. Carmel was fantastic, showing to all the strong woman she is.

  8. Jum 8

    Great comments, Carmel Sepuloni. Unless the Social Security Act 1964 has changed beyond recognition, it was tasked with looking after all New Zealanders. That’s why WINZ, or whatever it likes to call itself, was expected to give entitlements to people needing help. Very simple. Even National shouldn’t have stuffed that up. I guess when greed gets hold of the throat, simple humanity goes out the window.

    Those who have too much give to those who have too little, and I don’t mean charity (in NZ?; how disgusting is that!). I mean decent taxes on wealth that refuses to recognise the value of labour.

    Louise Upston – there are so many reasons I have found over the years to wonder how you were ever allowed to be in government, unless it was to destroy people’s hopes and dreams, especially those of women.

    • tracey 8.1

      Remember she is in the party that knowingly selects a trainer of Chinese spies to represent us

      • Michelle 8.1.1

        She is also in a party (up- stone) where many of them and their whanau benefitted from our welfare state, free tertiary education, state housing but they don’t want others to have the same.

  9. Bluey 9

    Does her mother have any xxxx xxxxxxxxx

    I suggest you post proof of your cowardly asertion or consider yourself banned Tracey

    • mickysavage 9.1

      Man I have seen weak right wing smears but this is one of the worst. Can’t you do any better than this? Us left wingers enjoy spirited debate and new ideas but we do demand at least a bit of intellectual rigour.

      Just checking. I take it you did not beat your wife today?

      [Ha Tracey maybe he can be given the chance to justify his comment without defaming anyone – MS]

  10. Michelle 10

    Too much Carmel sock it to those tory pricks. I use to know my entitlements when I was beneficiary and I use to call up Social welfare now Winz and check before I made my appointment to see what documents I needed to get what I needed. Just like pull-the- benefit I got the TIA and I got the help I needed so I could go of welfare and pay taxes. But while I was on welfare I always helped the community I lived in doing lots of voluntary work.
    Back then in the 1990s we had case Managers and might I add most of them were very good at there job we didn’t need support people and we weren’t standing in line at a counter so everyone can hear your business . We had no need for security guards because people were treated properly not like how they are treated now. I remember when I went to Winz with a friend a few years ago I said to the lady at the counter quote’ excuse me I don’t want to hear that ladies private information its wrong and she just gave me a mean glare.

  11. Philg 11

    Yes Michelle, WINZ should be re-branded LOSSES. lol. The so called ‘government’ agencies have become punitive, invasive, and demeaning. Time will tell if this coalition is not BAU, Nat lite. I await with interest.

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