for 'bragging' about welfare response
The Opposition has taken aim at the Social Development Minister for "bragging" about the Government's welfare record when there are more Kiwis on a benefit than when she took office.
Carmel Sepuloni on Wednesday morning was talking up the Government's welfare response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how people were coming off the benefit faster than after the global financial crisis (GFC).
A new report from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) found that across all main benefits there were 113,400 exits into work in the year to June 2022, the highest number since 1996. It also said the benefit system "responded better than expected" during the pandemic.
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